Christie Calls War On Drugs Ineffective, Announces Program To Send Some Offenders To Rehab, Not Jail
Christie said the state is phasing in a program to send non-violent drug-addicted first-time offenders to rehab instead of jail. He discussed efforts at a conference organized by former Gov. Jim McGreevey.
Prosecutors say Dr. Wayne Lajewski, 51, admitted to accepting bribes of $2,000 cash per month over a two year period in exchange for referring patient blood specimens to the Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC.
Under federal guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months.
A New Jersey State Assembly panel released hundreds of pages of internal documents Friday afternoon as federal prosecutors and others examine the case.
Carjackings have been on the rise because new technology has made them virtually impossible to hot wire. There is also a growing market for nice cars.
The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.
Teresa and Guiseppe “Joe” Giudice entered a plea of not guilty before a federal judge Wednesday afternoon.
The couple is accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
Indictments were announced Thursday in Newark, where U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman called the case the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.
Federal agents arrested Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services president and part-owner David Nicoll, a New Jersey physician and two other BLS employees on bribery charges Tuesday morning, prosecutors announced.
Two international shipping firms pleaded guilty to obstruction and other charges in connection with what the U.S. Attorney’s Office characterized as a pattern of falsifying records to hide the illegal dumping of engine sludge and oil-contaminated waste into the ocean.
On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie said the scheduled federal spending cuts are having little effect in New Jersey. His successor as U.S. Attorney disagrees.
The judge’s ruling released late Thursday night has dealt a setback to New Jersey’s efforts to save its struggling casino industry by tapping into a multibillion-dollar market.
The elaborate scheme involved improving fake cardholders’ credit scores, allowing the scammers to borrow more money that they never repaid, investigators said.
The scheme is one of the largest ever uncovered and involved more than 8,000 bogus income tax returns seeking more than $65 million in illegal refunds, said U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.