Correctional officer from Orange charged with official misconduct

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that a suspended senior correctional police officer at Northern State Prison was indicted March 17 on charges, including official misconduct for falsifying a New Jersey Department of Corrections record to conceal his membership in an outlaw motorcycle gang. The Office of Public Integrity and Accountability obtained a […]

Montclair man arrested for trying to lure underage boy

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced March 2 that a Montclair man has been arrested for attempting to lure a boy under the age of 16 for sex and sending child sexual abuse materials via social media to persons he believed were underage. Keith F. Matheis, 67, of Montclair, was arrested March 1 […]

School bus company indicted for having unsafe buses, unqualified drivers

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced March 2 that the owner of a Paterson-based school bus company, its manager and the company were indicted for allegedly providing false information to school districts — including in Essex County — in connection with contracts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers, […]

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

Owners of school bus company charged with contract fraud

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 8, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced criminal charges against the owners of an East Orange–based school bus company for allegedly providing false information to school districts to cover up the fact that the company hired unqualified drivers; failed to conduct mandatory drug testing and criminal background checks for drivers […]

Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced in a Sept. 22 press release that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison for distributing videos and images of children being sexually abused —including child rape videos —– using a file-sharing network. He was arrested in “Operation Safety Net,” a multi-agency child protection operation […]

AG sues Trump administration to block EPA rule

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing to block a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final rule that restricts the authority of states to protect their waters from pollution, according to a July 21 press release. For more than three decades, the EPA has consistently acknowledged that Section […]

AG announces working group to address goals of freedom of press, free speech, and safety during protests

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced July 8 that he is forming a working group including law enforcement leaders, journalists and civil rights advocates to address critical issues of safety, freedom of the press and free speech during protests in New Jersey. The announcement was made after the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office released […]

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