New Jersey Firefighter Indicted for Superstorm Sandy Gas Sales

A northern New Jersey firefighter who allegedly sold gasoline from his pickup truck after Superstorm Sandy has been indicted on a charge of creating a risk of widespread injury or damage, reports the Associated Press.

Marc Jackson of East Orange could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say the 27-year-old Jackson tried to sell about 290 gallons of fuel from his truck. He was arrested on the first day of state-mandated gas rationing.

The storm had knocked out electricity to thousands of homes and many gas stations, rendering them inoperable and creating hours-long waits at stations that were still open.

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