An online video game company will pay a $1 million settlement after being accused of infecting thousands of computers with malicious software and using that access to illegally mine for the electronic currency bitcoin.
The arrests were part of “Operation Predator Alert,” the first sweep of its kind under New Jersey’s tough new child pornography law.
Gun buyback events held in Middlesex County, N.J. last weekend netted more than 1,800 weapons, state officials announced Wednesday.
Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini said the suspect opened fire on the detectives as he was exiting a home and the detectives were getting out of their car.
Four hotel operators, three gas stations and a hardware store will pay more than $280,000 in settlements, officials from the Division of Consumer Affairs said. More than $10,500 will be used to reimburse 185 consumers who were affected by the hikes.
All six defendants are Mexican nationals living in the United States illegally, the state attorney general said. They were being held in the Ocean County Jail.
A two-day gun buyback program staged in Union and Hudson Counties last weekend netted about 1,600 firearms.
A South Amboy, N.J. man pleaded guilty this week to supervising an auto-theft ring that authorities said stole over 100 vehicles worth a total of more than $550,000.
The New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force hosted a symposium Tuesday to devise anti-trafficking strategy ahead of the Super Bowl and other major events in the state.
John Hoffman, a 47-year-old Marlton resident, was named by former AG Jeff Chiesa in August to serve as executive assistant attorney general.