5 face Hurricane Sandy relief fraud charges as tally of cases nears 100

TRENTON — Five New Jersey residents have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funding, bringing the number of people accused by authorities with scamming disaster relief programs since March 2014 to 96. The latest group filed claims for homes they said were primary residences when they were not, the state Attorney… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Will Christie’s bail reform be killed by small but powerful N.J. council?

TRENTON — A small but powerful state oversight body is slated to hear arguments Wednesday in a fight over whether New Jersey’s massive bail system overhaul is unconstitutional. The Council on Local Mandates, which has the power to strike down laws if it determines they don’t meet the New Jersey constitution’s “state mandate, state pay” requirement,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 15th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Will Christie’s bail reform be killed by small but powerful N.J. council?

Lawyers demand statewide review of cases for faulty DNA, hair evidence

assetContent (39)FREEHOLD — Attorneys for a Long Branch man who was convicted 24 years ago of sexual assault based partially on faulty evidence from a New Jersey State Police analyst are calling for the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate whether other people may have been wrongly imprisoned by his testimony. The state’s top law enforcement officer… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lawyers demand statewide review of cases for faulty DNA, hair evidence

5 charged with stealing Hurricane Sandy funds

assetContent (7)TRENTON — Five people were charged on Thursday with filing falsified applications to get tens of thousands in federal Hurricane Sandy aid, state officials said. The charges bring to 50 the number of people who have been accused by the state Attorney General’s Office since March 2014 of trying to cheat the government out money meant… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 5 charged with stealing Hurricane Sandy funds

N.J. man who got $218K in relief aid admits to Sandy fraud

assetContent (26)TRENTON — A Toms River man who received more than $218,000 in Hurricane Sandy relief aid has admitted to filing fraudulent applications for funding from government-run storm recovery programs, authorities said. Gregory Wagner, 63, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court on Monday to third-degree theft by deception, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Wagner… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. man who got $218K in relief aid admits to Sandy fraud