TRENTON – Three men and the companies that they operated have been indicted on first-degree conspiracy and money laundering charges for allegedly defrauding five freight brokers out of $2.6 million through an elaborate shipping scam, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – A suspended New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) senior engineer and an alleged accomplice have been indicted on charges that they solicited a railroad company to fraudulently inflate the cost of a state-funded railroad repair project by more than $700,000 and pay them $325,000 in bribes, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Juveniles caught sending sexually explicit photographs via their cell phones would not face criminal prosecution but rather intense education on the ramifications under a bill that’s headed to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – In party-line votes, the Legislature passed a Democrat-sponsored state budget proposal yesterday that Republicans criticized and Gov. Chris Christie has no plans to sign.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – State officials remind motorists not to leave animals behind to swelter in their parked cars this summer.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a $30.6 billion state budget proposal sponsored by Democrats, 23-15 this afternoon.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has signed a controversial bill into law, which requires public workers to pay more for the pension and health care benefits. The bill received bipartisan support in the Legislature, but a majority of Democratic lawmakers joined union leaders in opposition to the changes.
AT&T and Verizon Wireless contributed $386,000 and $35,500 respectively to members of the House Tea Party Caucus in the 2010 election cycle, and both companies donated to conservative extremist Rep. Michele Bachmann.
BELMAR – Attorney General Paula T. Dow today joined with state, county and local law enforcement officials to announce a comprehensive law enforcement and public awareness effort by the Divisions of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Highway Traffic Safety to combat underage drinking in Jersey Shore resort areas this summer.
TRENTON – Last night, the state Senate failed to block Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to transfer operations of New Jersey’s public television network to a subsidiary of New York-based WNET/Channel 13.