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State Board of Medical Examiners Temporarily Suspends License of Glen Rock Doctor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Female Patients

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Glen Rock NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the State Board of Medical Examiners (“the Board”) has temporarily suspended the license of a Bergen County doctor following his arrest on charges of sexually assaulting two female patients during office visits.

Carl J. Renner, who practiced in Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”) on June 6 and charged with second-degree sexual assault on a female patient who reported the alleged incident to police on June 3.

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AG Grewal Announces Distribution of Recovered Funds to Cancer Centers After Lawsuit Against Sham Cancer Charities

TRENTON NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the distribution of $2.5 million to cancer centers across the country, the result of coordinated litigation pursued in 2015 by all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against sham cancer charities.

The $2.5 million was recovered through settlement of a landmark lawsuit against four affiliated sham charities – the Cancer Fund of America, Inc., The Breast Cancer Society, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc., and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America – and their founder James Reynolds and other individuals.

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AG Grewal Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Twenty Generic Drug Companies, Alleging Price Fixing

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Trenton NJ,  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey and a coalition of 43 other States have filed a lawsuit accusing 20 generic drug companies of conspiring to artificially inflate the prices of over one hundred generic drugs, in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws.

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AG Grewal Announces Charges Against 19 Individuals in $11 Million Medicine for-Cash Insurance Fraud Ring

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TRENTON NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (“OIFP”) today announced charges against 19 individuals for their alleged participation in an $11 million “medicine-for-cash” insurance fraud scheme that was run by a Manhattan pharmacy owner and operated across New York and New Jersey.

As alleged in the charging documents, the scheme exploited the fact that pharmacies that purchase prescription drugs from wholesalers or distributors can return those drugs for a partial refund if the drugs expire before being sold. Pharmacies can recoup up to 85 percent of the price they paid for the drugs.

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Five Defendants Linked to Genovese Crime Family Plead Guilty to Loansharking, Check Cashing, Gambling & Money Laundering Schemes in “Operation Fistful”

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that five defendants pleaded guilty today in connection with criminal schemes that generated millions of dollars through illegal loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling, and money laundering. The schemes were linked to the New York-based Genovese organized crime family.

The defendants were indicted in “Operation Fistful,” a joint investigation by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, conducted with assistance from the New York and Queens County District Attorneys’ Offices and other law enforcement agencies.

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Bergen County Man Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

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Westwood NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a repeat child pornography offender was sentenced to state prison today for distributing videos and images of child pornography online using a file-sharing program. He was arrested in “Operation Safety Net,” a multi-agency child protection operation led by the New Jersey Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

James R. Agin, 71, of Westwood, N.J., a freelance photographer, was sentenced to six years in prison, including three years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Frances McGrogan in Bergen County. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 4, 2019 to second-degree distribution of child pornography (storing or maintaining child pornography using a file-sharing program). Agin must register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life. He pleaded guilty in 2007 in Bergen County to a prior charge of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to probation.

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NJ Hacker Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Breaking into Private Accounts of Two Women and Posting Sexually Explicit Videos of Them Online

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TRENTON NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Monmouth County man was sentenced to prison today for hacking into the private cloud-based accounts of two women and stealing sexually explicit videos and photos of them, which he posted on publicly accessible sites.

Patrick S. Farrell, 37, of Clarksburg (Millstone Township), N.J., was sentenced today to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Richard W. English in Monmouth County. Farrell pleaded guilty on Dec. 7, 2018 to an accusation charging him with second-degree computer theft. Deputy Attorneys General Joseph Remy and Thomas Huynh took the guilty plea and handled the sentencing for the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau. Farrell was charged in an investigation by the New Jersey State Police Troop C Criminal Investigations Office, Cyber Crimes Unit, and Digital Technology Investigations Unit, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Brunswick Police, and the Montclair State University Police.

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NJ Attorney General ,Couple Denied Palisades Park Apartment Because They Were Not Korean

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Palisades Park NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that the Division has issued a Finding of Probable Cause (FPC) against a North Jersey real estate agency that allegedly failed to show a prospective renter an apartment on the basis of the renter’s national origin and spoken language.

KayMax Realty, Inc., the agency that handled the Bergen County rental unit, is listed as a Respondent in the Finding of Probable Cause along with the couple who owns the dwelling.

KayMax and the couple are accused of violating the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) in 2018 by declining to rent a four-bedroom apartment to prospective tenant Anna Ceylan, who was seeking to move to New Jersey from New York City, and by making statements indicating that they would only rent to a person who was Korean or spoke Korean.

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No Sanctuary for Free Speech as Murphy Administration Tries to Shut Down Facebook Group

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights today called on Facebook to help stem the “rising tide of hate” in New Jersey and across the nation by examining a Facebook page known as Rise Up Ocean County (RUOC).

While no doubt the Rise Up Ocean County (RUOC) has some controversial content the Attorney Generals Letter to Facebook relies on out of context remarks and clearly there are many Democrat groups in New Jersey promoting cop killers that have not illicit-ed a response from the state AG .

Right on the groups about page its states ,”Let’s start with what we are not. We are NOT anti-Semitic, in fact we welcome all faiths to our efforts and more specifically embrace our friends in the orthodox Jewish community. This is NOT about a specific religion, this is about equal treatment under the law and mutual respect for others. “

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NORTH JERSEY REGIONAL COLD CASE TASK FORCE IDENTIFIES SUSPECT IN 2005 SEXUAL ASSAULT COLD CASE

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Palisades NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo and Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the establishment of the North Jersey Regional Cold Case Task Force and the charging of a defendant in a 2005 cold case.

The Task Force, which originated as a joint effort between the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the New Jersey State Police under the direction of Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, has now expanded to include detectives from the Essex County and Passaic County Prosecutor’s Offices, and the Newark Police Department. It is dedicated to investigating and bringing closure to unsolved homicide and sexual assault cases in the three counties involved.

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