Indictments Announced In Alleged $2.6 Million Freight Scam

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.

NJ DOT Engineer Indicted In Alleged Bribery Scheme

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.

New Restaurant Opens In Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK – Mete Mavus wants to do right by Highland Park.

His new restaurant, Meeting Point, in the former Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse building at 247 Raritan Avenue, had a soft opening Monday and will have a grand opening in about a month. Mavus, who owns nine restaurants in Turkey, said he just wants to focus on Highland Park right now.