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Former Bayonne Official Sentenced To 21 Months Prison For Accepting $65,000 In Bribes For...

A Hudson County, New Jersey, man, who served as the senior accountant of the City of Bayonne Department of Community Development (CBDCD) was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for accepting $65,000 in bribe payments in exchange for his assistance in awarding projects funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Union City, New Jersey, Inspector Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Conspiring to...

An inspector at the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA) was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for conspiring with contractors to rig the selection process for home improvement, sidewalk replacement and other projects, causing losses of at least $307,000, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

New Jersey Developer to Pay Civil Penalty for Stormwater Violations and Preserve Wetlands

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it have reached an agreement with Garden Homes and its affiliated companies to settle their alleged failure to control stormwater discharges.  These failures potentially resulted in pollutant discharges to the Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, Raritan, Saddle and Delaware River watersheds

Justice Department Obtains $200,000 in Housing Discrimination Settlement with Lakewood, New Jersey, Apartment Complex

Washington, DC - April 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Department announced an agreement with the owners, a manager and a former manager of Cottage Manor Apartments in Lakewood, N.J., to settle allegations of discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin and race. Under the settlement, which must be approved by the U.S. District Court in New Jersey, the defendants must pay a total of $170,000 to identified victims of discrimination and an additional $30,000 to the government as a civil penalty.

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Lautenberg Announces Millions in New Funding for Housing in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced millions of dollars in new funding for New Jersey’s public housing authorities to rehabilitate and modernize public housing units in New Jersey. The capital improvement money was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama.

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New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Ocean County...

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor doing business in Ocean County used deceptive practices to obtain more than $750,000 in federal relief funds from 14 homeowners who sought to have their damaged homes rebuilt, elevated and/or repaired after Superstorm Sandy.