Attorney General’s Office Investigating Death in Brick Township, N.J.

The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a death that occurred following an encounter with law enforcement on May 9, 2024, in Brick Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. One adult male civilian died after an apparent medical episode. His identity is not being released at this time.

Former Public Defender Chosen by AG Platkin to Lead Conviction Review Unit

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and OPIA Executive Director Drew Skinner today announced the appointment of a new director of the Conviction Review Unit (CRU), selecting a former longtime public defender in the Monmouth County trial region and current chief of staff in the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) to take on the role.

Attorney General Platkin, Division of Consumer Affairs Announce Nationwide $10 Million Settlement with Major Wireless Carriers

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs, together with 50 other attorneys general, announced a $10.25 million agreement with the nation’s largest cell phone companies to resolve an investigation into their allegedly misleading and confusing advertising and sales tactics.

Attorney General Platkin, Public Defender Sellitti, and New Jersey State Police Announce Interim Consent Order to Further Streamline Expungement Process

The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (NJOPD), and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) today announced that as part of ongoing litigation, an Interim Consent Order has been entered in State Superior Court aimed at creating a more efficient solution to how the NJSP processes outstanding judicial expungement orders.

Attorney General Platkin Announces the Recipients of the 2024 Excellence in Policing Awards in Commemoration of National Police Week

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2024 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Mariluz Garcia-DiazOAGpress@njoag.gov View Livestream TRENTON — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced the...

Former Law Firm Chief Financial Officer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Firm of More Than $1.5M and Tax Evasion

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) today announced that a former Chief Financial Officer of a national law firm based in New Jersey, pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1.5 million from the firm and evading payment of income tax owed to the State of New Jersey.

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