Two NJ State Troopers Fired for High-Speed Escort to Atlantic City


Two New Jersey state troopers who escorted a caravan exotic sports cars on a 100-mph trip to Atlantic City last March have been fired, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. Sgt. Nadir Nassry, 47, and a subordinate, Joseph Ventrella, 29, concealed their patrol car license plates with tape and used their lights and sirens to lead the caravan of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other vehicles on two of the state’s busiest highways, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. The drivers included Nassry’s friend Brandon Jacobs, a former New York Giants running back.

Nassry pleaded guilty to falsifying records. Ventrella was allowed to enter a pre-trial diversion program that will lead to dismissal of the charge if he completes the program. Both men are barred from working in law enforcement in New Jersey. The State Police Retirement Board will consider the future of the two troopers' pensions. Nassry, a 26-year veteran, earned an annual salary of $110,424 and Ventrella, with seven years on the job, earned $75,230.

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