All those Jersey jokes gone to waste: The Tipline for 3 January 2018

03 January 2018

We are in Newark, New Jersey, today for a change-of-plea hearing in the Department of Justice’s prosecution of Brian Steppig, who allegedly participated in a scheme to fix the prices of liquid aluminium sulphate, a water treatment chemical. The case has a trial start date of next Tuesday, but on 19 December this hearing popped up on the docket, indicating that the two sides may have reached an agreement.