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 […]

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 […]

AG task force investigates fatal crash following police pursuit

NEWARK, NJ — The N.J. Attorney General’s Shooting Response Task Force is conducting an investigation of a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred early in the morning on Aug. 24 in Newark when police pursued a vehicle that subsequently crashed into the car driven by the victim, fatally injuring him. According to the preliminary investigation, […]

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