State News

Former Newark Worker Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding Federal Child Nutrition Program

TRENTON – A former employee of the City of Newark was sentenced to prison Wednesday for conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced. Two store owners who participated in the scheme were also sentenced to prison on Jan. 16.

Committee Advances Bill To Allow Law Enforcement To Notify Colleges If Students Are Charged With Crimes

TRENTON – An Assembly committee on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) and Annette Quijano (D-Union) to authorize law enforcement agencies to inform public and independent institutions of higher education when a student is charged or convicted of certain criminal offenses.