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New Jersey Acknowledges Historic Recognition of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation, Agrees to Pay Tribe $2.4 Million

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today a settlement with the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation under which the State acknowledges it has officially recognized the 3,000-member Tribe as an American Indian Tribe since 1982.

In addition to affirming its historic recognition of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Nation, the State will pay the Tribe a total of $2.4 million under the settlement agreement.
The State has also agreed to formally notify all relevant state and federal agencies of the Tribe’s official recognition status.

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Attorney General Grewal Announces Election Safeguards

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Ridgewood NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that more than 200 Deputy Attorneys General (DAsG) will be assigned throughout the state on Election Day, November 6, to help ensure a fair election, and to assist county election officials in resolving any voting-related legal issues that may arise.

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Uber Settles Largest Multi-State Data Breach Settlement Ever

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $148 million to resolve a multi-jurisdiction investigation into a data breach that compromised the personal information of Uber riders and drivers. New Jersey’s share of the recovery is approximately $3.75 million.

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24 Alleged Child Predators Nabbed in “Operation Open House”

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Trenton NJ, “Parents need to be aware of their children’s activities on the internet, and if children appear anxious or evasive when this topic is raised, it may be a red flag. It is critical that parents talk to their children about social media and chat apps to let them know that the people they encounter may not be who they initially seem to be.”

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Beginning of a New Eruv: AG Grewal Announces Settlement of Discrimination Lawsuit Against Mahwah Township

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Mahwah NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that the State and Mahwah Township have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves a lawsuit brought by the State in 2017 after Mahwah adopted two allegedly discriminatory ordinances  one banning non-residents from using Mahwah’s public parks, the other banning the posting of “lechis” on utility poles located within the municipality. Lechis are plastic strips that denote the boundaries of an eruv used by Sabbath-observant Orthodox Jews.

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State of New Jersey to Investigate Itself for Corruption

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the creation of a unit within the Office of the Attorney General to combat corruption and strengthen public confidence in government institutions. To lead the effort, Attorney General Grewal has recruited Thomas J. Eicher, a longtime federal prosecutor who has led complex corruption investigations and obtained convictions against numerous public officials, including multiple congressmen.

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NJ State Troopers Seize $375,000 worth of Heroin and Cocaine in Fair Lawn

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Fair Lawn NJ , The New Jersey State Police have arrested Wellingon Moya, 44, of New York, N.Y., and Douglas Watson, 41, of Hawthorne, N.J., and seized $375,000 worth of heroin and cocaine.

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Software Developer Agrees to Settle Investigation into Data Breach Exposing Personal Information of Auto Dealership Customers Nationwide

Newark NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced a settlement with data management software developer Lightyear Dealer Technologies that resolves the Division’s investigation into a cyber security lapse that allowed unauthorized public internet access to a company database containing personally identifiable information of customers and employees of more than 100 auto dealerships nationwide, including at least four dealerships in New Jersey.

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