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Orthodox Rabbis Charged In Religious Divorce Plot

Four Orthodox Jewish rabbis and one of their sons conspired to kidnap and force Jewish men into granting their wives religious divorces, according to a federal indictment handed up on Thursday.

05/22/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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.

04/17/2014

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

N.J. Doctor Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes From Lab, Faces Up To 5 Years In Prison

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.

04/09/2014

Joe Giudice (L) and Teresa Giudice appear in court on March 4, 2014 in Newark.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ Stars Plead Guilty To Fraud Charges

Under federal guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months.

03/04/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Documents Show Port Authority Chief ‘Appalled’ By Move To Close Some GWB Approach Lanes

A New Jersey State Assembly panel released hundreds of pages of internal documents Friday afternoon as federal prosecutors and others examine the case.

01/10/2014

Gas Station (file / credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: New Breed Of Carjackers Target Tri-State Area Drivers

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.

11/26/2013

A new billboard being used in a campaign to combat carjackings in New Jersey is seen on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NJ Billboard Campaign Tries To Combat Spike In Carjackings

The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.

08/19/2013

Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice appear in court July 30, 2013. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

‘Real Housewives Of NJ’ Star Teresa Giudice, Husband Plead Not Guilty

Teresa and Guiseppe “Joe” Giudice entered a plea of not guilty before a federal judge Wednesday afternoon.

08/14/2013

Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice appear in court July 30, 2013. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

‘Real Housewives Of NJ’ Star Teresa Giudice, Husband Free On $500K Bond

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.

07/30/2013

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Officials: 5 Charged In Largest Hacking, Data Breach Scheme Ever Prosecuted

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.

07/25/2013

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

Prosecutors Announce Charges In Alleged New Jersey Lab Kickback Scheme

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.

04/09/2013

The King Emerald (file / credit: COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH)

Germany, Cyprus Based Shipping Companies Admit Dumping Off U.S. Shores

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.

03/22/2013

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Disputes Gov. Christie On Sequester’s Impact

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.

03/05/2013

Chris Christie (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie: New Jersey Will Appeal Decision Upholding Ban On Sports Gambling

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.

03/01/2013

Credit cards (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Bust Up Elaborate International Credit Card Fraud Ring That Stole Millions

The elaborate scheme involved improving fake cardholders’ credit scores, allowing the scammers to borrow more money that they never repaid, investigators said.

02/05/2013

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