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Troopers charged in high-speed escort case

July 30, 2012 5:08:08 PM PDT
New Jersey's attorney general says two state troopers have been charged criminally and four others face disciplinary charges for their involvement in an unauthorized high-speed escort of luxury cars. Another trooper also faces a charge in a third incident.

Attorney General Jeff Chiesa and State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes say Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry, who allegedly lead a March 30 caravan and enlisted another trooper, faces two charges related to tampering with records or information. His lawyer said Thursday he denies the charges.

A second trooper, Joseph Ventrella, is charged with fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records in connection with that spring incident.

The criminal charges are related to the two troopers allegedly condoning the taping over of license plates to conceal the identities of the vehicle owners.

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