Correctional officer pleads guilty to drug smuggling

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced that a suspended senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison in Newark pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to smuggling fentanyl and marijuana to an inmate in the prison in exchange for money. Roberto Reyes-Jackson, 30, of Irvington, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit official misconduct before Superior […]

Newark code enforcement officer pleads guilty to taking bribes

Newark code enforcement officer pleads guilty to taking bribes

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a suspended code enforcement officer for Newark pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to taking bribes from a man seeking to operate an after-hours social club. Tajji Williams, 43, of Newark, was on trial before an Essex County jury when he decided to plead guilty. Williams pleaded […]

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” […]

NJ sues to block Trump admin. from undermining U.S. Endangered Species Act

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 25, Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing the federal government to challenge new rules that would significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act, the nation’s decades-old conservation law protecting threatened and endangered wildlife, according to a press release from the AG’s office. The multistate […]

Former Newark lawyers sentenced for stealing from clients

NEWARK, NJ — Richard M. Roberts and Gerald M. Saluti Jr., attorneys who formerly operated a Newark law firm, were sentenced Sept. 19 for stealing thousands of dollars from clients of his firm, N.J. Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced. Roberts, 81, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to five years of probation, conditional upon performance of 270 […]

State files lawsuit against plant in the Ironbound

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against a plant in the Ironbound section of Newark that is allegedly responsible for multiple community complaints of “putrid” and nausea-inducing odors, including “animal carcass odors,” according to a Sept. 19 press release from Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal and the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. The […]

NJDOH receives $7.4 million federal grant to address overdose epidemic

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health announced Sept. 11 that it received $7.4 million in CDC Overdose Data to Action funding to address drug overdoses in the state. The funding will be used to amplify Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration’s comprehensive approach of linking individuals with substance use disorder to care and treatment, […]

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