TRENTON – A longtime aide of former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Vas to obtain an illicit payment from a city vendor and illegally funneling money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.
WESTFIELD – Authorities arrested a 49-year-old woman who worked for convicted former financier Bernard Madoff for 25 years.
ELIZABETH — A convicted drug dealer who was found guilty of first degree murder last July was sentenced today to 60 years in prison, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
UNION — On Wednesday, law enforcement agencies arrested a Union County doctor and charged him with submitting nearly $52 million in fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) today introduced the “Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act,” legislation that would require colleges and universities to have anti-harassment policies in place.
TRENTON – Employment in New Jersey improved modestly in October, based on growth in private sector employment. At the same time, the state’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage point to 9.2 percent, moving further below the national rate, which was unchanged in October at 9.6 percent.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a state law that allows voters to recall members of Congress is unconstitutional.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 3,198 New Jersey taxpayers who can claim their share of undelivered refund checks totaling $6.97 million.
TRENTON – Legislation to permit school districts to sell advertising on school buses as a way to help offset costs cleared the Senate Education Committee this week.