Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 FineA state legislative commission on Tuesday levied a fine of $330,000 against a once-powerful assemblyman accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers in a 2012 scandal that is still shaking the Assembly.
New 'Ransomware' Virus Poses As The FBI, Tricks Victims Into Paying Phony FineA hot new scam is sweeping the internet, it locks up your computer and demand $200 to fix the problem. The virus has left some web surfers feeling tentative about using their computers.
Bathing Suit Ban Repealed On NJ BoardwalkA 40-year-old law that banned beach-goers from wearing swimsuits on the boardwalk in Ashbury Park has been overturned.
N.Y. Lawmaker Wants Fines For Straphangers Who Eat On The SubwayState Senator Bill Perkins plans to propose a $250 fine, saying riders are always complaining to him about rodents.
NYPL President Pleads Guilty To DWIAnthony Marx was fined $500 and ordered to attend alcohol counseling and a driving program. His driver's license will be revoked for six months.
Garden State Parkway Sees Decline In Toll CheatingNew Jersey Turnpike Authority executive director Veronique Hakim says she'll know by next month how much money has come in as a result of the crackdown. Officials estimated that $16 million was lost to exact-change cheats last year.
NY Lawyer Jason Goldfarb Sentenced To 3 Years For Insider Trading U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan also ordered Goldfarb to pay a $32,500 fine -- the amount he was paid for his role in the scheme -- and to forfeit more than $1 million, the amount traders made with illegal tips Goldfarb helped to arrange.
Red Bank Plans Fines For Disorderly Conduct During July 4 Fireworks DisplayThinking of acting up during Red Bank's July 4 fireworks? Better start saving now. The borough plans to slap the maximum fines of $2,500 for those convicted of disorderly conduct, public drinking or other misbehavior.
NYC To Test New Tire-Locking ClampNew York City plans to test a tire-locking clamp that scofflaws could unlock themselves with a code after paying their fine over the phone.
City Council Bill Hikes Fines On Taxi Drivers Who Refuse PassengersNew York City taxi drivers who refuse to take passengers to their requested destination will soon be slapped with increased fines. The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that increases those penalties.
Southampton Village Bans Plastic BagsThe Southampton Village board voted 5-0 for the ban. Merchants have six months to start using paper or reusable bags.