SOMERVILLE—Former NBA basketball player Jayson Williams was sentenced to five years in state prison today in the shooting death of limousine driver Costas “Gus” Christofi in 2002, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
NEWARK – An emerging scam where con artists target grandparents is being reported across the country and Acting Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Sharon Joyce warned residents to be leery of callers claiming to be their grandchild and in need of money.
TRENTON – Last week, New Jersey’s Office of the Inspector General released its 2009 analysis of the benefits provided to the employees of more than 40 state authorities.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate approved a bipartisan package of legislation to reform the state’s public employee pension by a 36-0 vote with four abstentions today.
TRENTON – A measure which would create penalties for using a “bump key” – a manufactured or modified key used to pick cylinder locks – to commit a burglary was unanimously approved today by the full Senate.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Bob Martin today expressed outrage over the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to start the deepening of the Delaware River’s main shipping channel without updating sediment studies, providing alternatives to disposing dredged sediments in South Jersey or implementing measures to prevent dredging equipment from polluting the air.
STATE – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has been diagnosed with cancer in the stomach and will begin receiving chemotherapy treatment.
TRENTON – A bipartisan package of legislation to reform the state’s public employee pension and benefits system was unanimously released by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission announced a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans with job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey has strong gun laws that help combat the illegal gun market, prevent the sale of most guns without background checks and reduce risks to children, but can still do more, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.