A pharmaceutical sales representative from Galloway on Monday became the 11th person to plead guilty in an ongoing investigation into health insurance fraud in South Jersey. Most of the guilty pleas so far have come from pharmaceutical reps and other people who are not public employees, as Amy Rosenberg reports for The Inquirer. The investigation, however, hinges around millions of dollars in prescriptions that were written for teachers, police and firemen in and around this area, according to documents released by the U.S. attorney’s office for the district of New Jersey.
More guns are on the streets in New Jersey these days, and it’s not immediately clear why, reports Ted Sherman for NJ Advance. The piece focuses on Newark, but looks at guns recovered by police across New Jersey. Most guns are coming into the state from elsewhere – in particular, a route up the Interstate 95 corridor known as the “iron pipeline.” It’s a fascinating read.
Sports Gaming Cos
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear New Jersey’s case for legalizing sports betting, two companies that are hoping for a piece of the market are at loggerheads in an NJ court. NYX Gaming has sued the London-based company William Hill over a complex corporate takeover plan. William Hill owns a stake in NYX Gaming. NYX Gaming is trying to buy Scientific Games and William Hill wants a say over the newly combined company. Read SNJ Today for details.
In the rest of the day’s news, NJ’s congressional delegation is deeply divided on Trump’s tax reform, meet Craig Coughlin (New Jersey’s new assembly speaker), the jury in U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’ bribery and corruption trial can’t reach an agreement and Republican John Risley defeated Thelma Witherspoon for the final Atlantic County freeholder at-large seat that was at play as provisional ballots were counted yesterday. All that and more below:
County Spent $2.9M To Renovate Restaurant But First Tenant Left In 2 Years–Days after the Cooper House restaurant closed its doors on the banks of the Cooper River, the county announced Monday that the space will soon hold another "top flight" eatery. The LaScala Restaurant Group of Cherry Hill will launch a casual Italian restaurant in the county-owned space in Cooper River Park as early as December, the county said. www.nj.com
Upper Township Residents to Be Surveyed in Name of Economic Development–Officials in Upper Township are looking for feedback from residents and local business regarding new initiatives for the South Jersey township. The Upper Township Economic Development Commission is conducting an online survey to hear comments and concerns from the community about potential development projects. www.snjtoday.com