Indicted Campaign Treasurer Walks

UNION COUNTY—The campaign treasurer accused of stealing money from the election fund of a former state assemblyman was admitted into a pretrial intervention (PTI) program over the objections of the state Attorney General’s office.

Regulators Close Lesniak’s Bank

ELIZABETH—First BankAmericano, which was founded 12 years ago by state Sen. Raymond Lesniak to take advantage of a demand for financial services among the Hispanic community, has been shut down by state and federal regulators.