STATE — An Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) review released today found the New Jersey State Police is continuing to effectively handle allegations of trooper misconduct. The OSC review also identified a number of steps that can be taken to further improve state practices in this area, such as ensuring that the prosecution of trooper discipline cases and the impartial monitoring of those cases are not handled by the same office.
TRENTON – Efforts to reduce litter along New Jersey highways will get a boost in the coming weeks from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, state Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson announced Monday.
LAKEWOOD — With approximately 31 percent of Ocean County’s population over 55 years old, scam artists have plagued the community and victimized its senior population. To educate the community about these criminals, Harrogate, a life care continuing care retirement community in Ocean County, recently hosted a “Senior Scam” prevention seminar with Sergeant Cindy Boyd of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Senior Scam Task Force.
NEWARK– The chief investment officer and portfolio manager of the Clay Capital Fund, a hedge fund based in Summit, was sentenced Monday to 12 months in prison for participating in an insider trading scheme which netted more than $2.5 million in illicit profits, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — Greenleaf Compassion Center was issued a permit today by the Department of Health and Senior Services to begin growing medicinal marijuana.
TRENTON — A Republican state senator plans to submit legislation to limit the authority of municipalities to impose fees for emergency services.
NEWARK – Former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for accepting a $10,000 cash bribe in exchange for agreeing to provide assistance in securing town approvals for purported real estate projects in Secaucus, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE – For the first time in more than two years, the New Jersey State Police will accept applications, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and State Police Superintendent Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes announced today. Applications will be accepted online at www.NJTrooper.com from May 7 through May 29.