Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

Molotov cocktail hurled at Bloomfield synagogue; Clifton man arrested

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Jan. 29 — just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day — antisemitism was on clear display in Essex County, when an unknown individual hurled a Molotov cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. A Passaic County man was arrested Feb. 1 for the crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger […]

NJ has joined nationwide settlements totaling $20.1B related to opioid crisis

NJ has joined nationwide settlements totaling $20.1B related to opioid crisis

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Jan. 11 that New Jersey has joined nationwide settlement agreements with pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, and drug makers Teva Pharmaceuticals and Allergan, to resolve claims involving their alleged roles in fomenting the country’s opioid crisis. In settlement agreements finalized over the past several weeks, […]

Platkin launches office to combat securities and financial crimes

Platkin launches office to combat securities and financial crimes

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin recently announced the creation of a new office within the Division of Criminal Justice that will focus on pursuing major financial crimes, including securities fraud, and holding white-collar criminals accountable for their wrongdoing.  The newly created Office of Securities Fraud and Financial Crimes Prosecutions will enhance existing […]

Essex County insurance agent indicted for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced Jan. 4 that an insurance agent in Essex County was indicted on charges related to fraudulent insurance applications he allegedly submitted to four insurance companies to illegally obtain commissions. Jean Estil, 37, of Newark, was charged with insurance […]

AG appoints new director for the NJ Division on Civil Rights

AG appoints new director for the NJ Division on Civil Rights

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Dec. 16 that he has appointed Sundeep Iyer to serve as the director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the state agency charged with protecting the civil rights of all New Jersey residents. As required by statute, the appointment was also approved by Gov. […]

Data shows 74 percent drop in use of secure detention for young people in NJ

Data shows 74 percent drop in use of secure detention for young people in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Juvenile Justice Commission acting Executive Director Jennifer LeBaron have announced the release of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 2021 annual data report. Since 2019, all 21 New Jersey counties have participated in this statewide reform initiative led by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which […]

AG announces $5M in grant funding for training, education to expand pool of abortion providers in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 2, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced $5 million in grant funding to protect access to abortion care by ensuring that there is an expansive pool of abortion care providers in New Jersey in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning […]

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