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Here there's -- some businesses are trying to profit off the tragedy as happens every storm New Jersey officials say investigators looking to around a hundred complaints.
A price gouging at gas stations and hotels and other stores that sell necessities to storm victims.
The judges in the house Fox News senior judicial analyst judge even -- title after hurricane Andrew.
They did this -- -- -- back in 92.
And people went crazy and they prosecuted people and they put him in jail for.
While most states don't prosecute him on my -- unfamiliar with the case is not a lot of speaking literally but but they're very heavy with respect to fines and -- not fines imposed after trial.
These are fines imposed by an inspector on the spot and it's difficult to.
Challenge the discretion exercised an inspector giving -- on these -- are serious.
At a gas station branch -- New Jersey which is not far from -- -- in the northwest corner of of New Jersey a gas station was -- 50000 dollars for raising the price of gas more than 10%.
For a day.
Outback couldn't pay the 50000 dollars of the state took over the gas station in the state didn't want to do with the gas stations they sold -- back to the oil company in the oil company.
Sold it to somebody else.
That's a very very very stiff fine which probably didn't have the consequence that the state intended but Governor Christie is serious and has dispatched a lot of inspectors make sure this doesn't happen and and gas seems to be the issue and they talk about batteries and other things.
Most states allow.
You to raise the price up to 10% and they allow you to raise it above 10% from where it was before the the tragedy.
If your suppliers -- race.
So for example we saw some cases in New York City this morning where.
Restaurants -- but -- us were charging three dollars for a cup of coffee.
Well that's because they had to use bottled water because they didn't have any water if that's the real cost of the cup of coffee plus a little bit of profit for them.
Even though that sounds like a lot of money for a cup of coffee that's normally a dollar.
That's acceptable so it's not.
It's not always clear and it's not always black and white.
But you don't get a trial on this if you want -- we'll -- the imposition of the fine you have to go to an appeals court.
You don't get a jury well and we've just getting word that Americans are stepping up as -- so often the case.
Stepping up with -- lots of money to help their fellow man this alert escape from Associated Press the National Football League and its players union.
Combine to donate a million dollars in the Red Cross to help in this effort and I got to know from my own company.
Well done mr.
Murdoch a million dollars come from our company 500000 the mayor's fund -- New York City 500000 for relief in New Jersey in the -- offering offer matching for all the employees -- -- we have 68000 employees.
And any employee who -- a dollar the company will match it.
And this is happening all over the country and money's gonna come and people gonna get that money and be able to rebuild -- that money.
Construction we're really good job of that money and design people and on and on and on and maybe there's something good comes out of this unemployment went down to almost nothing.
In New Orleans after the storm trust me they'd rather of had not -- -- -- But at least there's something.
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