The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has brought charges against 65 businesses accused of price gouging in the aftermath of Sandy, the office announced Friday.
Gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants, hotels and stores selling emergency supplies such as generators were among the businesses charged. The businesses are located across the state, but the charges were concentrated in Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic Counties.
"Fuel, electricity, food, and a place to sleep are not luxuries, certainly not for individuals who have been displaced from their homes and in many cases have limited resources at their disposal," Gov. Christie said in a statement.