Criminal charges likely for NJ troopers in high-speed escort case

EDISON - The attorney general is expected to announce criminal charges for the troopers allegedly involved with the New Jersey State Police high-speed car escort case.

Officials suspended 47-year-old Sgt. Nadir Nassry and 28-year-old trooper Joseph Ventrella in April, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators say the two were involved in a high-speed escort of a caravan of luxury cars headed to Atlantic City. Several videos of the alleged incident were posted to YouTube.

Nassry's attorney says what the trooper did was wrong, but not criminal. He hopes that Nassry will be able to retire after 26 years of service with his pension intact.

Nassry also said through his attorney that Ventrella was only following orders and should not receive a harsh punishment.

The attorney general's office has not confirmed that charges will be filed, but will make an announcement regarding the case at a news conference on Friday.

2 NJ troopers suspended over high-speed VIP escorts

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