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March 2015

March 17, 2015
Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Conspiring to sell Heroin in New Jersey
A member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey.

Hudson County, New Jersey, Contractor Admits Fraudulently Receiving More than $200,000 in Government-Funded projects Through Collusion
A Hudson County, New Jersey, man, today admitted to colluding with other contractors to secure projects funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants.
Youngclaus, John Information

New York Man Admits Enticing a Minor to Engage in Criminal Sexual Conduct
A Bronx, New York, man today admitted soliciting a female minor to produce sexually explicit images and using Craigslist to advertise sexual encounters with the minor.
Toro, Gabriel Information

Former Federal Official Admits Self-Dealing Federal Grants to New Jersey Universities
The former assistant division administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New Jersey Division, today admitted using a straw company to fraudulently obtain grant funds.
Cullari, Jr., Lawrence Information

March 13, 2015
Deputy Director of Hudson County Correctional Facility Found Guilty of Illegal Wiretapping
The deputy director of the Hudson County Correctional Facility was found guilty today of illegally wiretapping his co-workers and another individual.
Eady, Kirk Indictment

March 12, 2015
Ten Members and Associates of Decavalcante Organized Crime Family Arrested
Ten members and associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra were arrested today and charged with various plots to commit murder, distribute drugs and run a prostitution business.
Stango, Charles et. al. Complaint
Heeney, James & Pali, Rosario Complaint
Oliveri, Luigi Complaint

March 11, 2015
Eight Alleged Members and Suppliers of Heroin Trafficking Organization Charged
Eight people were charged today in connection with their roles in a drug trafficking organization that obtained heroin from Essex County, New Jersey, and supplied it to Central Jersey.
Webb, Clarence et. al. Complaint

March 10, 2015
High-Level Member of Large-Scale, $5 Million ATM Skimming scheme convicted on multiple charges
A Chicago man was convicted at trial today for his role in a large-scale, long-running, and lucrative scheme to steal bank customer account information – commonly referred to as “ATM skimming” – by installing hidden card-reading devices on ATMs throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, and elsewhere.

March 9, 2015
Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Admits Leading Interstate Methamphetamine Distribution Ring
A former officer with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today admitted coordinating shipments of crystal methamphetamine from interstate suppliers and providing them to retailers in North Jersey.
Freehauf, John Information

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Admits Bloomfield, New Jersey Bank Robbery
An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing the PNC Bank in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in June 2014.
Grant, Kenneth Indictment

Hudson County Man Admits Role in $13 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a $13 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and "straw buyers" to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, New Jersey.
Leadbeater, John Superseding Indictment

March 6, 2015
Monmouth County, New Jersey, Doctor Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison On Structuring And Tax Charges
A Monmouth County, New Jersey, doctor was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for structuring cash transactions in order to avoid reporting requirements and for filing false tax returns

Cumberland County, New Jersey, Man Convicted In Methamphetamine Conspiracy
A Cumberland County, New Jersey, man was convicted today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Rodriguez, Alex Indictment

South Jersey Brothers Admit Role In Conspiracy To Traffic Guns From South Carolina To New Jersey
Two Camden men today admitted their roles in a conspiracy to sell 22 guns without a license.
Rutling, Marcus Information
Rutling, Joseph Information

White Plains, New York, Woman Charged with Robbery of Glen Rock Savings Bank
A White Plains, New York, woman is scheduled to appear in court today in connection with the robbery of Glen Rock Saving Bank on Feb. 18, 2015.
Cantatore, Michelle Complaint

March 4, 2015
New York Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography And Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct
A Warwick, New York, man is charged with coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and traveling from New York to Passaic County, New Jersey, to have sexual intercourse with another minor.
Wares, Clifford Complaint

Union County, New Jersey, Youth Organization Leader Charged with Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse
A Linden, New Jersey, man who was a leader in a boys youth organization and a religious education teacher was charged today with possessing images of child sexual abuse.
Aker, Gregory Complaint

Morris County, New Jersey, Plastic Surgeon Charged with Stealing Social Security Benefits from Disabled Son
A retired plastic surgeon from Chatham, New Jersey, has been charged with stealing more than $80,000 in social security benefits from his severely disabled son.
McShane, Richard Complaint

10 Men Charged with trafficking guns into camden, new jersey, and related firearms offenses
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), assisted by investigators from local, county, state and federal partner agencies, arrested multiple individuals throughout South Jersey and Pennsylvania this morning for illegally selling and possessing 82 firearms in the Camden area over a 12-month period.
Matos, Orlando Complaint
Velazquez, Robby Complaint
Velazquez, Orlando Complaint
Potts, David Complaint
Johns, Darnel Complaint
Jackson, Donavin Complaint
Lawrence, Dominique Complaint
Quinones, Jayson Complaint
Witcher, Dante Complaint
Nock, Elliot Complaint

March 3, 2015
Union County, New Jersey, Salesman Admits to Bribing a Doctor in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey clinical lab
A Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, man today admitted bribing a doctor in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.
Zarrelli, Michael Information

March 2, 2015
Owner Of Middlesex County, New Jersey, Pawn Shop Admits Evading Taxes On Over $340,000 In Income
A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man who owns and operates a pawn shop and jewelry business in North Brunswick, New Jersey, today admitted concealing more than $340,000 in taxable income from the IRS.
Balazadeh, Mehran Information
Balazadeh, Mehran Civil Complaint

Somerset County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced to 10 Months in prison for failing to report more than $500,000 in income
The owner of a Manhattan pizzeria was sentenced today to 10 months in prison for filing tax returns in which he underreported more than $500,000 that he kept for his personal benefit.

Philadelphia Business Owner Sentenced to 271 Months in Prison for Hiring Hitman, Related Crimes
A Philadelphia business owner was sentenced today to 271 months in prison for arranging a murder for hire that led to a shooting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

February 2015

February 26, 2015
Dealer For Atlantic City "Dirty Block" Gang Admits Participating In Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy
An Atlantic City, N.J., man today admitted engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with several members of the "Dirty Block" criminal street gang - several of whom were convicted after a six-week jury trial in January - which used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.
Davis, Ronald Information

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced to More than 10 Years in Prison for Union County Carjacking
An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for a carjacking that occurred in December 2012 in Union County.

February 25, 2015
Physician's Assistant Admits Taking More Than $70,000 In Bribes In Test-Referral Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab
A Staten Island, New York, physician's assistant today admitted accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.
Marchetta, Leonard Information

February 23, 2015
Bergen County, new jersey, doctor charged with fraudulently billing for office visits that were never rendered
A family medicine physician with offices in Cresskill and Little Falls, New Jersey, was arrested this morning and charged with fraudulently billing Medicare, Medicaid and private health care insurance companies hundreds of thousands of dollars for physician office visits that were never rendered.
Ades, Albert Indictment

Former Newark City Hall Employee Sentenced to Three Years' Probation for Producing fraudulent birth certificates
A former Newark City Hall employee was sentenced today to three years of probation for producing fraudulent New Jersey birth certificates.

February 20, 2015
Two North Jersey Grocery Employees Charged in $1.4 Million Food Stamp Fraud
Two Passaic County, New Jersey, men were arrested by federal agents this morning for allegedly conspiring to steal more than $1.4 million dollars from the U.S. Government through a fraudulent food stamps scheme.
Apelian, Jacques Gary Doghram and Rabee, Wael Complaint

February 19, 2015
South Jersey Man Faces Criminal Charges For Shooting At Pilot Whales With World War II-Era Rifle
A Cape May, New Jersey, man surrendered to U.S. Marshals today for shooting at pilot whales off the New Jersey coast.
Archibald, Daniel Complaint

CEO Of North Jersey Biotechnology Company Admits Violating Securities Laws
The president and CEO of Proteonomix Inc., a biotechnology company in Paramus, New Jersey, today admitted misleading the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about his business dealings with his father-in-law.
Cohen, Michael Information

February 18, 2015
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Man Sentenced To 87 Months In Prison For Three Bank Robberies And Separate Assault Charge
A Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for his role in three bank robberies in Pennsylvania.

Florida Man Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Murder a Foreign National, Sale and Smuggling of Deadly Toxins
A Florida man was sentenced today to 110 months in prison for producing and selling potentially deadly toxins ricin and abrin for use as weapons and conspiring to kill a woman in the United Kingdom.

February 17, 2015
Russian National Charged in Largest Known Data Breach Conspiracy extradited to face indictment in new jersey
A Russian national appeared in Newark federal court today after being extradited from the Netherlands to face charges that he conspired in the largest international hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.
Drinkman, Vladimir et. al. Superseding Indictment

February 13, 2015
Essex County, New Jersey, Man Charged in Armed Carjacking
An Irvington, New Jersey, man was charged today with brandishing a firearm while stealing a car in Newark.
Sylla, Raheem Complaint

February 11, 2015
Jersey City, New Jersey, Pediatrician Admits Making Nearly $200,000 Billing Medicaid For Bogus Treatments
A licensed pediatrician practicing in Jersey City, New Jersey, today admitted fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than 1,000 wound repair procedures that were never performed.
Badawy, Badawy Indictment

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Brandishing Weapon During Carjacking
A Newark, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for brandishing a shotgun during an armed carjacking in Little Falls, New Jersey.

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Admits To Armed Carjacking And Bribing A Corrections Officer To Smuggle Contraband Into Essex County Jail
A Newark, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in an armed carjacking and subsequent involvement in a scheme to bribe a corrections officer to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and cell phones, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility.
Nichols, Quasim Information

Two New Jersey Men Charged In Scheme To Extort Thousands Of Dollars From Hudson County Project
Two New Jersey men are in FBI custody today on charges arising from a scheme to extort thousands of dollars in corrupt payments in connection with arranging approvals to provide landfill materials for a Hudson County Improvement Authority project.
Pica, Gerard and Castaldo, James Indictment

February 10, 2015
Former Assistant Vice President of Bank Indicted for Bank Fraud and Embezzling more than $1 million
A former bank assistant vice president was indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with a scheme to embezzle more than $1 million while she worked at a bank in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Chon, Miye Indictment

Bergen County, New Jersey, Doctor Admits Making Millions in Cash Deposits to Avoid paying taxes on medical practice income
A doctor who owns three immediate care facilities in Hudson County, New Jersey, today admitted making millions of dollars’ worth of cash deposits and fraudulently transferring his residence to a family member to evade taxes.
El Amir, Medhat Indictment

Pennsylvania Man admits defrauding computer equipment companies for $2.5 million
A Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, man today admitted using phony documents and “straw buyers” to fraudulently secure millions of dollars in discounted computer equipment from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Cisco Systems Inc. (Cisco).
Silverman, Andrew Information

February 9, 2015
Government Intends to Seek Death Penalty for Leader of Violent Newark Street Gang
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized and directed that the death penalty be sought against the leader of a violent Newark street gang charged with six murders.
Death Penalty Notice
Roland, Farad et. al. 2nd Superseding Indictment

February 6, 2015
Owners of Tax Preparation Business Convicted on All Counts
The owners of a tax preparation business that filed fraudulent tax returns on behalf of inmates at various New Jersey prisons were convicted at trial today of conspiracy, mail fraud and making false claims to the United States for payment of fraudulent tax refunds.
James, Kamal & Hawkins, Crystal Superseding Indictment

Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Man Charged with Downloading Images of Child Sexual Abuse
A Northampton County, Pennsylvania, man was arrested at his home this morning for allegedly downloading multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse.
Baer, Derrick Complaint

February 4, 2015
Bergen County, New Jersey, Man admits conspiring to sell firearms purported to belong to the family of saddam hussein
A New Milford, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in conspiring to sell seven firearms believed to have belonged to the family of Saddam Hussein.
Quirola, Carlos Indictment

Members of Atlantic City 'Dirty Block' Gang Sentenced for participating in Heroin trafficking conspiracy
An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with Mykal Derry, a leader of the “Dirty Block” criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.

Doctor Admits Taking Bribes In Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey clinical lab
A Middlesex County doctor with practices in Jersey City, New Jersey, today admitted accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.
DelPiano, Anthony Information

Two Bergen County, New Jersey, Men and a New York Man Admit Roles in Cross-Country Drug Distribution Scheme
Two Bergen County, New Jersey, men and a New York man today admitted their roles in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey.
Feliz, Melvin et. al. Indictment

Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty in Two-State Bank Robbery Spree
A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, man admitted robbing five banks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over four months.
Stroud, Nathaniel Information

February 3, 2015
South Jersey Couple Admit Conspiring to Set Fire to Historic Diner
A Cumberland County, New Jersey, married couple today admitted planning to destroy a historic diner they owned in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
Webster, Andrew Information
Webster, Brenda Information

Distributor and Enforcer for atlantic city "Dirty Block" gang admits role in heroin trafficking conspiracy
An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man today admitted engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with Mykal Derry, a leader of the “Dirty Block” criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.
Allen, Kamal Information

Middlesex County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced to 71 Months in Prison for Saddle Brook Bank Robbery
A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 71 months in prison for robbing a TD Bank in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

January 2015

January 30, 2015
Pharmacist Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Attempting to Weaponize Deadly Toxins and possessing Narcotics Manufacturing Equipment
A licensed pharmacist was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for attempting to weaponize the lethal toxins ricin and abrin and for possessing a prohibited flask intending to use it to manufacture illegal narcotics.
Gonzalez, Jordan Sentencing Slides

Newark, New Jersey, Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Robbing Stores in Essex and Hudson Counties
A man who robbed 11 stores in Newark, Harrison and Jersey City between September 2012 and April 2013 was sentenced today to 240 months in prison.

January 29, 2015
Doctor Admits Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab
A Monmouth County doctor with practices in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and Staten Island, New York, today admitted accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.
Messo, Ralph Information

Romanian National Admits Role as Ringleader of $5 million ATM Skimming Scheme
A native of Romania who was arrested in Sweden and extradited to the United States admitted today to directing a large-scale scheme that stole bank account information through a process commonly referred to as “ATM skimming,” in which conspirators secretly installed card-reading devices on ATMs throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, and elsewhere.
Vintila, Marius Superseding Indictment

Doctor Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison for taking Bribes in Test-Referral scheme with new jersey clinical lab
An internist with a practice in Montclair, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 16 months in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.

Burlington County, New Jersey, Man sentenced to nine years in prison for downloading images of child sexual abuse
A Palmyra, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for using a computer in his home to distribute images of child sexual abuse.

January 26, 2015
Distributor for atlantic city 'Dirty Block' gang sentenced to 10 years in prison for role in heroin trafficking conspiracy
An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with Mykal Derry, a leader of the “Dirty Block” criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.

New York Man Admits Participating in armed robberies of electronic stores in new jersey
A New York man today admitted participating in armed robberies of electronics stores in New Jersey, including armed robberies in Linden, Paramus, and Woodbridge.
Williams, Eric Superseding Information

January 23, 2015
Bayonne Police Officer Charged with Use of Excessive force during Arrest
A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was arrested today and charged with violating a defendant’s civil rights by using excessive force during an arrest that took place in Bayonne, New Jersey, as well as falsifying records in an attempt to conceal the alleged crime.
Lillo, Domenico Indictment

Warren County, New Jersey, Construction Business Owner Admits Concealing Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A Belvidere, New Jersey, man today admitted he concealed a mortgage fraud scheme carried out by his wife, a former real estate title agent, in which they obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.7 million, on two properties located in Belvidere and Wood-Ridge, New Jersey.
Cichy, Zbigniew Superseding Information

January 22, 2015
Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. Contractor Admits Role in Bribery Scheme
A former contractor of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) today admitted his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving an employee and consultant of the NWCDC.
Porter, James Information

Medical Device Company Manager Sentenced to Prison for Scheme to Defraud Hospitals of $800,000
A regional manager selling medical devices to hospitals for Integra LifeSciences Corp. of Plainsboro, New Jersey, was sentenced to prison today for his role in a scheme to defraud hospitals of more than $800,000.

January 21, 2015
Neptune, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Shooting Of Cab Driver, Several Armed Robberies In Monmouth County
A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 276 months in prison for his involvement in a 24-hour crime spree in five separate shore-area towns that involved the shooting of a cab driver and a number of armed robberies.

Real Estate Developer Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Diverting Money From Trenton Affordable Housing Projects
The developer of three Trenton affordable housing projects was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for making false statements to a financial institution to divert project money for personal and other unauthorized purposes, and to conducting a transaction with the proceeds of this crime.

Physician Admits To Billing Medicare And Medicaid For Phantom Physical Therapy Services
A doctor with offices in Newark, Union City, Paterson and Passaic today admitted his role in a three-year scheme to bill Medicare for services that were not provided and services provided by unlicensed and unsupervised providers.
Sabido, Benjamin Information
Sabido, Benjamin Settlement Agreement

Attorney Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For His Role In Investment And Real Estate Frauds
An Ocean County, New Jersey, attorney was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals.

January 20, 2015
Civil Settlement Reached With Construction Company Falsely Claiming To Be Owned By A Service Disabled Veteran
Veteran Construction Associates LLC (Veteran Construction), a construction company headquartered in Burlington, New Jersey, will pay $1.3 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on government contracts.
Veteran Construction Settlement Agreement

Defendant Sentenced For Role In $65 Million Stolen Identity Income Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
A North Carolina man was sentenced today to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $750,000 in restitution for role in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever prosecuted.

January 16, 2015
Justice Department Requests Applicants For Federal Monitor Of Newark Police Department
The U.S. Department of Justice is now accepting applications from individuals and organizations interested in serving as the federal monitor of the Newark Police Department (NPD).

Four Members Of ‘Dirty Block’ Atlantic City, New Jersey, Gang Convicted On Drug Conspiracy And Weapons Charges
Four members of a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were convicted at trial today on drug conspiracy and weapons charges.

January 15, 2015
Former Managing Law Clerk For Prominent Law Firm Indicted In Scheme To Trade On Inside Information
A federal grand jury today indicted the managing clerk of the New York office of a prominent, international law firm for his alleged participation in a multi-year insider trading scheme that netted more than $5.6 million in illicit profits.
Metro, Steven Indictment

Morris County, New Jersey, Man Admits Receiving Images of Child Pornography
A Boonton, New Jersey, man today admitted using a computer in his home to download images of child sexual abuse.
Reinmann, Lucas Information

Former Warren County, New Jersey, Title Agent Admits Role in Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A former real estate title agent admitted yesterday to carrying out a mortgage fraud scheme in which she obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.7 million, on two properties located in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey and Belvidere, New Jersey.
Nowak, Ania et. al. Superseding Indictment

New Trial Date Set for Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Marc Sorrentino
A new trial date has been set for television personality Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, on charges they did not properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income Michael Sorrentino received from promotional activities.
Sorrentino, Michael and Marc Continuance Order

January 14, 2015
Orthodox Jewish Rabbi admits conspiring to travel to new jersey to violently extort divorce consent from reluctant husband
An Orthodox Jewish rabbi today admitted conspiring to travel to New Jersey to coerce a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce – referred to as a “get” – through threats of violence.
Wolmark, Martin Information

Group of Five Admit Their Roles in Large-Scale stolen identity refund fraud scheme
Five people involved in an extensive scheme to obtain millions of dollars through fraudulently obtained tax refund checks issued by the U.S. Treasury pleaded guilty today in Newark federal court.

Monmouth County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse
A Wayside, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for using a computer in his home to distribute images of child sexual abuse.

Owner of Hudson County, New Jersey, Contracting Company admits rigging selection process for union City projects
The owner of a Guttenberg, New Jersey, contracting company today admitted rigging the selection process for projects run by the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA), causing losses of at least $120,000.
Fundora, Leovaldo Information

January 13, 2015
Morris County, New Jersey, Man charged with distributing sexually explicit images of children
Special agents of the FBIand officers of the Madison Police Department (MPD) arrested a Morris County, New Jersey, man at his home this morning for allegedly distributing sexually explicit images of children from his home computer.
Hodukavich, Michael Complaint

Corrections Officer Admits Smuggling Cell Phones into essex county correctional facility for cash bribes
An Essex County Corrections Officer today admitted her involvement in a scheme to smuggle contraband, including cell phones, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility.
Lespinasse, Channel Information

Former Princeton, N.J. Youth Soccer Coach sentenced to three years in prison for possessing images of sexually exploited children
A former Princeton, New Jersey, youth soccer coach was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse.

Canadian Man Charged in First Federal Securities Fraud Prosecution Involving 'Layering'
A Canadian man was arrested today for allegedly orchestrating a large-scale, international stock market manipulation scheme in the first federal prosecution of securities fraud involving a high-frequency trading strategy known as “layering.”
Milrud, Aleksandr Complaint

January 9, 2015
Former Jersey City Police Officer Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Cigarette Cargo Theft and Extortion
A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for his role in stealing more than half a million cigarettes from a trailer and extorting $20,000 from a drug courier who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.

January 8, 2015
Camden, N.J., Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Making Fake Green Cards
A Camden, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a scheme to produce and sell fake government documents.

Man Who Fled Newark Bank Robbery in Taxi Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

An Essex County, New Jersey, man who robbed a New York Community Bank in Newark and fled by hailing a cab was sentenced today to 24 months in prison.

Insurance Adjuster Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison for defrauding NJ turnpike authority, insurance companies, of $900,000
The owner of a New Jersey-based insurance adjusting company was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the N.J. Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and various insurance companies of at least $900,000.

Leader of Multi-State Scheme to Obtain Real Driver's Licenses with Fraudulent Documents Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
The leader of a criminal organization who ran a multi-state scheme to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses for illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals was sentenced today to 72 months in prison.

January 6, 2015
Bergen County, N.J. Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion
A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.

January 5, 2015
North Jersey Doctor Sentenced to One Year of House Arrest and Three Years' Probation
A doctor with a practice in Paterson, New Jersey, was sentenced today to three years’ probation, which includes one year of house arrest with electronic monitoring, for accepting more than $200,000 in bribes from Parsippany, New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) as part of a long-running scheme operated by the lab, its president, and numerous associates.

Former Rockaway Township school superintendent Pleads guilty to attempted witness tampering
The former Rockaway Township superintendent of schools today admitted instructing a witness to lie to the FBI about $4,000 that the witness had previously given to him.
Vitta, Gary Information

Updated March 18, 2015