Press Releases : Division of Criminal Justice

Governor Murphy, Attorney General Platkin, and New Jersey State Police Announce a Nearly 70% Reduction in Expungement Backlog

Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), and the Division of Criminal Justice today announced a 117% increase in processed final expungement orders from 2022 to 2023 and a nearly 70% reduction in the number of pending applications from its peak.

AG Initiative to Investigate Unemployment Fraud Results in 20 Cases Against Individuals Across 10 Counties Suspected of Collectively Stealing More Than $1.1 Million

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) today announced a multi-month initiative to investigate and prosecute unemployment fraud, which resulted in cases against 20 defendants, who allegedly stole over $1.1 million collectively from New Jersey’s unemployment insurance trust fund.

AG Platkin: Man Suspected of Three Murders in Pennsylvania, Two Carjackings Apprehended in Trenton, New Jersey

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the New Jersey State Police, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Trenton Police Department today announced the arrest of a 26-year-old man suspected of three murders in Pennsylvania and two carjackings.

Two Individuals Taken into Custody After Vehicle Strikes Law Enforcement and Civilian Vehicles During Incident at Entrance to George Washington Bridge

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2024 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralNew Jersey State Police- Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Sgt. Charles MarchanPIO@njsp.govDan...

AG: Five Defendants Sentenced After Fraudulently Advertising Aviation Equipment for Sale Online and Scamming Businesses Out of $1.3M

Today Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced the sentencings of five defendants from Somerset, Middlesex, and Union counties who orchestrated a $1.3 million online fraud scheme, tricking businesses across the U.S. and abroad into paying for aviation equipment that was never delivered.

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