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NJ Firefighter Indicted For Post-Sandy Gas Sales

A northern New Jersey firefighter who allegedly sold gasoline from his pickup truck after Superstorm Sandy hit has been indicted on a charge of creating a risk of widespread injury or damage.

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Marc Jackson of East Orange could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

The indictment was handed up by an Essex County grand jury and made public Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the 27-year-old Jackson tried to sell about 290 gallons of fuel from his truck to storm-weary residents. He was arrested on the first day of state-mandated gas rationing.

The storm had knocked out electricity to thousands of homes and many gas stations, rendering them inoperable and creating hours-long waits at stations that were still open.

A telephone number for Jackson could not be located Wednesday.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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