Contact Us
Make My Homepage

State Watchdog: Mob Still Involved in Waste-Hauling Biz

garbage truck
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Hit TV shows like the Sopranos and countless Mafia movies have used the lucrative waste-hauling and the mob’s involvement in it as a story-telling backdrop. The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI) is out with a report today revealing that’s not just a stereotype.

The blistering report claims New Jersey’s commercial solid waste industry remains open to abuse and manipulation by criminal elements circumventing the State’s oversight and regulatory system.

Specifically the SCI report says, “Individuals banned from the industry here years ago because of ties to organized crime and other criminal activities have nonetheless found ways to conduct a lucrative commerce in waste‐hauling and recycling. New Jersey has also become a haven for criminally‐tainted entrepreneurs who were kicked out of the business as a result of heightened vigilance and stronger rules elsewhere, most notably in neighboring New York.”

The SCI recommends that the State Attorney General take over the regulatory duties and asks the Governor and legislature to come up with a variety of self-funding mechanisms to provide oversight support.


Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.