Federal prosecutors have widened their investigation into the relationship between Governor Chris Christie’s office and his 2013 reelection campaign, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal.
WSJ reports that U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office has subpoenaed documents related to government meetings that Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop claims were canceled after he declined to endorse Christie’s reelection.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Paul Fishman, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Mark Sokolich, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Steve Fulop, U.S., U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, Wall Street Journal, WSJ | 1 Comment »
Robert Losasso, a 70 year old Somers Point man, was sentenced to 6 hours in jail today on charges that the shot and killed or attempted to kill four species of hawk protected by federal law, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.
Matthew Reilly, Deputy Public Affairs Officer for Fishman’s office laughed when we asked if Losasso could be released before lunch on good behavior.
Losasso admitted that he fatally shot or attempted to shoot red-tailed, sharp-shinned, red shouldered and Cooper’s hawks on several occasions. These species are among the tens of thousands of birds of prey that migrate every year from Canada along the Atlantic Flyway through New Jersey. Losasso also admitted that he didn’t have any permit to shoot the birds.admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Endangered Species, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Robert Losasso, Somers Point, U.S., U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 2 Comments »
Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Arpert in Trenton this afternoon in his initial appearance concerning the 11 count indictment for which he was arrested this morning.
Arpert released Lucas and gave him until Monday to post a $500,000 secured bond. His bail conditions include electronic monitoring, turning over any weapons and his travel is restricted to New Jersey, according to U. S. Attorney’s spokesperson Matthew Reilly.
No plea was entered, which Reilly said is standard for an intial appearance in federal court.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Andrew Lucas | Tags: Andrew Lucas, Andrew Lucas arrested, Attorney, Burke Farm, Lucas Farm, Magistrate Judge Douglas Arpert, Matthew Reilly, U.S. | 3 Comments »
The United States and Russia on Saturday agreed on an ambitious plan to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons by the middle of next year and left the door open to sanctions if Damascus failed to comply. The landmark deal was hailed by the West, but rejected…
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