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December 2012

December 27, 2012

Brooklyn rabbi sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison in money laundering conspiracy
Lavel Schwartz, a rabbi based in Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for conspiring to launder $200,000 to $400,000 in funds that he believed were the proceeds of unlawful activities.

December 21, 2012

fifteen members of alleged drug ring arrested
Two members of an alleged drug trafficking ring based in Elizabeth, N.J., and operating throughout the northeast and Puerto Rico made their initial court appearances today.
Reyes, Christian Complaint
Evans, Jerel Complaint
Gerena, Melvin Complaint
Negron, Roberto & Velazquez, Kelmit Complaint
Vazquez, Antonio Complaint
Duarte Castro, Fernando Complaint
Carballo, Lorenzo Complaint
Espinoza, Hector Complaint
Crespo, William & Yordan, Nelson Complaint
Rosario, Michael Complaint
Rodriguez, Marco Complaint
Martinez, Julio Complaint
LNU, FNU Complaint

Mercer county, n.J., man admits performing illegal lead inspections in homes
Ira Eisenstein, a Mercer County, N.J., man today admitted illegally performing lead inspections on residences without proper certification.
Eisenstein Information

December 20, 2012

Four men arrested for conspiring to sell firearms purported to belong to the family of saddam hussein
Four men, including two New Jersey residents, were arrested today and charged with conspiring to sell seven firearms believed to have belonged to the family of Saddam Hussein.
Ryan, David Et Al. Complaint

former superintendent of toms river regional school district and insurance broker ordered to pay $4.3 million in restitution
Michael J. Ritacco, the former superintendent for the Toms River, N.J., Regional School District, and Francis X. Gartland, the former insurance broker for the Toms River Regional School District, have been ordered to pay $4,336,987.91 in restitution to the school district.

three members of violent newark street gang indicted on racketeering and murder charges
Three Newark men were arraigned today on a 24-count Superseding Indictment charging them with violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), murder, kidnaping, robbery, carjacking, drug conspiracy, other violent acts in aid of racketeering and related charges.
South Side Cartel Charges
South Side Cartel Indictment

Director of operations of north bergen housing authority pleads guilty to extortion
John T. Kennell, the director of operations for the Housing Authority of the Township of North Bergen, N.J., today admitted extorting employees of a maintenance company contracted by the Authority.
Kennell Information

Man who recorded girls with hidden camera pleads guilty to production of child pornography
Ronald Oshrin, a Morris County man today admitted using hidden cameras to record young girls in his home.
Oshrin Information

Rapper fat joe pleads guilty to failing to file income tax returns on over $3.7m in income
Joseph Cartagena, the rapper popularly known as “Fat Joe,” pleaded guilty today to two counts of failing to file tax returns with the IRS.
Cartagena Information

Passaic county, n.J., man charged with making threatening phone calls to federal and state officials
Ronnie D. McMillian, a Passaic County, N.J., man will make his initial court appearance today on charges he made numerous threatening telephone calls to public officials, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and the office of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
McMillian Complaint

December 19, 2012

Morris county, n.J., man sentenced to 92 months in prison for money laundering
Juan Carlos Done, a Morris County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds from 2007 through June 2009.

camden county, n.J., man admits role in illegal sale of 16 guns
Ammie Steward, a Camden County man today admitted to selling 16 guns without a license and illegally possessing firearms.
Steward Information

Two new york men charged in ‘Double-Dipping’ scheme
Two New York men were arrested this morning for defrauding Home Depot out of more than $257,000 through an elaborate “double-dipping” scheme that they committed at various Home Depot locations throughout the United States, including New Jersey.
Medard-Diedonne Complaint

Eight people charged with cargo theft In million-Dollar cigarette heist
Eight people were charged today in connection with a conspiracy to steal $1 million worth of cigarettes, the result of two undercover sting operations conducted by the FBI.
Guido, Anthony Et. Al. Complaint
Martucci Complaint

December 18, 2012

Manalapan, n.J., woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing girl, streaming assault live over the internet
Jennifer Mahoney, a Manalapan, N.J., woman was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for the production of child pornography through the sexual exploitation of a 5-year-old girl, admitting to abusing the girl on more than one occasion and streaming footage of a sexual assault over the Internet.

Members of white supremacist group charged in hate crime
Federal agents today arrested two members of New Jersey-based white supremacist groups in connection with the New Year’s Eve 2011 hate crime assault of three Middle Eastern men in Sayreville, N.J.
Gunar, Michael Et. Al. Indictment

Georgia man sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in ‘Phishing’ scheme
Osarhieme Uyi Obaygbona, a Georgia resident was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for his role in a computer fraud and identity theft “phishing” scheme.

Hudson county, n.J., man sentenced to five years’ probation for making hoax bomb threat to city of passaic, n.J.
Caesar Canchucaja, a Hudson County, N.J., man was sentenced today to five years of probation for making a hoax bomb threat to the City of Passaic, N.J.

Monmouth county, n.J., man sentenced to 41 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter in death of school principal
Dennis Smentkowski, a Monmouth County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for driving his car while impaired by the sleep medication Ambien, causing the death of Donald Merce in a head-on collision.

Newark, n.J., man charged in connection with two essex county carjackings
Jahleel McLendon, an Essex County, N.J., man appeared in Newark federal court today for allegedly carjacking two vehicles in June 2012 in Essex County.
McLendon Complaint

December 17, 2012

Test prep company owner who was extradited from latvia admits stealing questions from medical licensing exam
Egija Kuka, one of the owners and operators of a Totowa, N.J., test preparation business who was extradited last month from Latvia today admitted her role in stealing “live” licensing examination questions from the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Kuka, Egija et. al. Indictment

Indicted former mayor of toms river, n.J., pleads guilty to federal tax charges
Carmine C. Inteso Jr., the former mayor of Toms River, N.J., today pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
Inteso Indictment

December 14, 2012

morris county, n.J., man charged with armed bank robbery
Rahman Fulton, a Morris County, N.J. man is expected to appear in federal court today following his arrest in connection with a bank robbery.
Fulton Complaint

December 13, 2012

british citizen extradited to united states to face charges of conspiring to traffic cocaine on commercial airlines
Prine George Alfonso Jones, a man from Great Britain made his initial court appearance today following his extradition to face charges he conspired to smuggle cocaine hidden in the retractable handrails of luggage aboard commercial airlines from the West Indies to England via the United States.
Jones Indictment

ocean county, n.J., man indicted in mortgage fraud scheme
Vito C. Grippo, an Ocean County, N.J., man was indicted today for his alleged role in a phony foreclosure rescue scheme that was part of a $4.4 million mortgage fraud.
Grippo Indictment

December 12, 2012

Ocean county, n.J., owner of landscaping business sentenced to 18 months in prison for bankruptcy fraud
Bryan Young, an Ocean County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for concealing assets in connection with his November 2008 bankruptcy petition.

former new jersey lawyer admits embezzling more than $885,000 in law firm funds
Timothy Provost, a former partner of a law firm based in Freehold, N.J., admitted today to defrauding the firm and its clients by improperly diverting more than $885,000 from the law firm.
Provost Information

international hedge fund pleads guilty to wire fraud scheme and agrees to forfeit more than $16 million in illegal profits
Tiger Asia Management LLC, an international hedge fund management company, pleaded guilty today to a wire fraud scheme.
Tiger Asia Information
Tiger Asia Plea Agreement

nicaraguan national sentenced to one year in prison for violent assault aboard cruise ship
Donny Martin Crisanto, a Nicaraguan national who admitted to stabbing his supervisor aboard a cruise ship in international waters was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in federal prison.

December 11, 2012

bergen county, n.J., insurance broker sentenced to five years in prison for failing to pay taxes, making illegal donations to federal campaign
Joseph Bigica, a Bergen County, N.J., insurance broker was sentenced today to 60 months for failing to pay more than $2 million in personal income taxes and using straw donors to make almost $100,000 in illegal contributions to a federal campaign committee.

Former federal law enforcement agent sentenced to four years’ probation for providing confidential information
Ivan Stantchev, a former special agent of the FBI was sentenced today to four years of probation for his role in acquiring confidential information relating to an undercover law enforcement operation and giving it to another individual.

passaic county, n.J., man convicted of conspiring to distribute black market prescription painkillers and mDMA
Bahadir Yahsi, a Passaic County, N.J., man was convicted today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute the prescription painkiller Oxycodone and MDMA, an illegal drug commonly known as “ecstasy.”

Newark man sentenced to 110 months in prison for four bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery
Clifton E. Mosley, a Newark man was sentenced today to 110 months in prison for robbing four banks in Newark, including the same TD bank on Raymond Boulevard twice in six weeks.

Georgia man sentenced to 75 months in prison for role in $1.3 million phishing fraud scheme
Waya Nwaki, a Georgia was sentenced today to 75 months in prison for his role in an Internet fraud ring that stole more than $1.3 million after “phishing” confidential account information from Internet users.

Somerset county, n.J., man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography on a laptop and dVDs
David Tuytjens, a Somerset County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing child pornography on a laptop computer and DVDs at his residence.

Former camden police sergeant sentenced to eight months in prison for conspiracy to deprive others of civil rights
Dan E. Morris, a former Camden police sergeant was sentenced today to eight months in prison followed by four months of home confinement for his role in a conspiracy to deprive others of their civil rights.

December 10, 2012

Former toms river, n.J., school administrator sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribery scheme
Frank D'Alonzo, the former supervisor of Athletics and Special Projects for the Toms River, N.J., Regional School District, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison in connection with a scheme to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to the superintendent of the school district in exchange for his official assistance.

December 6, 2012

Morris county, n.J., man admits distributing videos of child sexual abuse over the internet
A Morris County, N.J., man, William Rensing, today admitted distributing images and videos of child sexual abuse over the Internet.
Rensing Indictment

Trenton, n.J., mayor, brother and associate indicted on extortion, bribery and mail and wire fraud charges
A federal grand jury in Trenton today returned an eight-count Indictment charging Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, his brother, Ralphiel Mack, and Mayor Mack’s close associate, Joseph A.“JoJo” Giorgianni, with extortion, bribery and mail and wire fraud.
Mack, et. al. Indictment

U.S. attorney’s office collects more than $300 million in civil and criminal actions in fiscal year 2012
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today that the District of New Jersey collected $300.7 million in Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) related to criminal and civil actions. This amount included $30.8 million in criminal actions and $269.9 million collected in civil actions.

December 5, 2012

Essex county, n.J., man arrested, charged with transportation of explosive materials
Anthony Nicholas Gallo, an Essex County, N.J., man was arrested this morning for transporting to Pennsylvania without a license or permit a PVC pipe containing potassium chlorate and magnesium.
Gallo Complaint

December 4, 2012

Essex county, n.J., man indicted in credit card fraud
Abdullah Bryant, an Essex County, N.J., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for his alleged role in a scheme to illegally obtain and use duplicate credit cards.
Bryant Indictment

Monmouth county, n.J., telecommunications executive sentenced to three months in prison for false income tax returns
Steven Imburgio, the controller and operator of a New York telecommunications business was sentenced today to three months in prison for filing false personal federal income tax returns.

California man sentenced to eight years in prison for distributing child pornography in new jersey
Guy Wilks, a California man who used his computer to send child pornography to an individual in New Jersey via email was sentenced today to 96 months in prison.

December 3, 2012

Monmouth county, n.J., man admits distributing images of child sexual abuse via blackberry
John Nutt, a Monmouth County, N.J., man who sent child pornography to a stranger in Nevada today admitted using his Blackberry smartphone to distribute images of child sexual abuse.
Nutt Information

Ocean county, n.J., school bus driver admits distributing images of child sexual abuse over the internet
Frank J. Bognar, an Ocean County, N.J., school bus driver today admitted distributing images of child sexual abuse over the internet through his home computer.
Bognar Information

November 2012

November 30, 2012

organizer of international securities fraud ring perpetrated through botnets and stock manipulation convicted
A federal jury today convicted Christopher Rad, a central organizer of a conspiracy to commit securities fraud which was perpetrated through the use of botnets located throughout the world.

November 29, 2012

former bergenfield borough attorney sentenced to three years’ probation for mail and tax fraud
Dennis Oury, the former borough attorney for Bergenfield, N.J., was sentenced to three years of probation today for his role in a mail fraud scheme and failure to file federal income tax returns.

November 28, 2012

Middlesex county, n.J., man admits mortgage fraud scheme
Frederick "Freddie" Grippo, a Middlesex County, N.J., man today admitted his part in a phony foreclosure rescue scheme that was part of a $4.4 million mortgage fraud.
Grippo Information

November 26, 2012

Diplomat fined for failing to properly pay housekeeper
Somduth Soborun, The Republic of Mauritius’ ambassador to the United States was fined $5,000 today for failing to properly pay a domestic worker minimum hourly and overtime wages.

Former linden, n.J., police officer admits filing false tax returns
Walter Durham, a former Linden, N.J., police officer today admitted filing false federal income tax returns for three years by failing to report income from the sale of a rental property he owned.
Durham Information

November 21, 2012

Sussex county, n.J., man charged with luring teenage boy, downloading child pornography
Robert Mucha, a Sussex County, N.J. man charged with luring a teenage boy to Pennsylvania for sex as well as possessing child pornography on his home computer is expected to appear in federal court today.
Mucha Complaint

November 20, 2012

New york man convicted of hacking aT&T’s servers
A federal jury today convicted Andrew Auernheimer, the head of a self-described “security research” hacking group, of breaching AT&T’s servers, stealing e-mail addresses and other personal information belonging to approximately 120,000 Apple iPad users, and disclosing that information to an Internet magazine.

hamilton township, n.J., mayor convicted of extortion, bribery, money laundering
A federal jury today convicted Hamilton Township, N.J., Mayor John Bencivengo in connection with $12,400 in bribes he solicited and accepted in exchange for his official influence to assist a health insurance broker maintain her contract with the township’s school district.

essex county, n.J., tax preparer sentenced to 18 months in prison for filing false tax returns for herself and her clients
Alicia Barnes, an Essex County, N.J., woman who owned a tax preparation business was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for her filing false tax returns on behalf of her clients and herself, resulting in a tax loss of nearly $200,000.

November 19, 2012

Pennsylvania doctor sentenced to 12 months in prison for illegally selling prescriptions from new jersey office
Dr. Augustine S. Lee was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for illegally selling Percocet prescriptions from his Trenton office.

Former new jersey law firm employees admit embezzling more than $788,000 in law firm funds
Marla Deptula and Rose L. Crabbe, two former employees of a law firm based in Edison, N.J., admitted today to conspiring to defraud their former employer by improperly diverting more than $788,000 from the law firm.
Deptula Information
Crabbe Information

three pharmaceutical/Medical technology executives among six people charged with insider trading
Three corporate executives, two business owners, and a health care professional who made more than $1.4 million in illegal profits from an extensive insider trading network surrendered to the FBI today.
Lazorchak, John, Et. Al. Complaint

November 16, 2012

Cape may county, n.J., man sentenced to six months in prison for providing ammunition to convicted felons charged with racketeering
Todd Stark, an associate of two lead defendants in a racketeering case was sentenced today to six months in prison for providing them with ammunition despite knowing they were both convicted felons.

Broker sentenced to 135 months in prison for bribery, kickback, fraud and perjury scheme involving toms river schools
Francis X. Gartland, the former insurance broker for the Toms River Regional School District was sentenced today to 135 months in prison for his role in a scheme to pay bribes and other benefits to the then-superintendent of schools to get and maintain a contract to provide insurance services for the district.

November 15, 2012

Burlington county, n.J., man admits defrauding charity
Sean J. Smith, the director of operations at a warehouse for a non-profit organization admitted today that he defrauded the charity of approximately $101,927.
Smith Information

Jersey city woman admits using her deceased aunt’s identity in bank fraud scheme
Jocelyn Russo, a Jersey City, N.J., woman today admitted using the identity of her deceased aunt to obtain access to credit card and deposit accounts, causing three banks to lose more than $30,000.
Russo Information

Labor union officer sentenced for taking a bribe
James J. Kearney, Sr., the former business manager of an ironworker’s local from Jersey City, N.J., was sentenced today to six months in prison or a halfway house for unlawfully demanding and receiving a bribe.

Former cFO of new york brokerage firm arrested for stealing $1 million from his former employer
Glen W. Albanese, the former chief financial officer of the Manhattan-based brokerage firm Needham & Co., was arrested today by agents of the FBI for allegedly stealing $1 million from his former employer through an elaborate false invoicing scheme.
Albanese Complaint

Union officers arrested for embezzlement
Two union officers, Richard "Buzzy" Dressel and John DeBouter, from Local 164 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) were arrested today in connection with an embezzlement scheme that defrauded the union and its Apprentice Program of $350,000.
Dressel et. al. Indictment

November 13, 2012

Middlesex county, n.J., admits attempted escape from trenton hospital while in federal custody
Joseph Vitale, a Middlesex County, N.J., man who was in custody awaiting a hearing for allegedly violating conditions of his federal supervised release today admitted to attempting to flee from a hospital.

Two women admit roles in fraud leading to theft of $7 million in charity hIV and cancer medication
Two New Jersey women admitted today that they defrauded a charity program out of more than $7 million in donated HIV and cancer medication using their access to a company hired to administer the program.
Jackson Information
Bryant Information

Warren county, n.J., man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography
Leonard Ramirez, a Warren County, N.J., man today admitted possessing child pornography on his computer and an external hard drive, including violent video images.
Ramirez Indictment

Passaic county, n.J., man arrested in multi-Year, international counterfeit goods trafficking scheme
Aref Abuhadba, a Passaic County, N.J., man was arrested today on charges that he participated in a multi-year, international conspiracy to import and sell counterfeit goods.
Abuhadba Complaint

November 9, 2012

Sussex county, n.J., woman sentenced to 37 months in prison for phony mortgage loan scheme
Crystal Paling, a Sussex County, N.J., woman was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for her role in a wire fraud and money laundering scheme involving phony mortgages issued for properties in New Jersey and Florida.

November 5, 2012

test prep company owner extradited from latvia on charges of stealing questions from medical licensing exam
Egija Kuka, one of the owners and operators of a Totowa, N.J., test preparation business made her initial court appearance today after being extradited from Latvia for stealing “live” licensing examination questions from the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Kuka Indictment

November 1, 2012

u.S. attorney announces voting enforcement effort
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman for the District of New Jersey announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorneys Karen H. Shelton and Allan B.K. Urgent will coordinate efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 6, 2012, general elections.

October 2012

October 26, 2012

owner of temporary labor firm sentenced to 21 months in prison in connection with bribery scheme
Thuan Nguyen, the operator of a Philadelphia-based temporary labor firm was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for bribing a senior state labor department official.

October 25, 2012

Atlantic city, N.J., man sentenced to five years in prison for role in heroin distribution conspiracy
Jamir Harmon, an Atlantic City, N.J. man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in New Jersey.

October 24, 2012

Bergen county, N.J., man charged with videotaping sexual abuse of special needs teenager
Richard Genao, a Bergen County, N.J. made his initial court appearance today after being charged in connection with videotaping the sexual abuse of a special needs teenage boy.
Genao Complaint

east orange, n.J., construction official admits extortion
Kim Davis, a longtime construction official in the property maintenance department of the City of East Orange, N.J., admitted today that he extorted money from a property owner in exchange for the official’s assistance in city government matters.
Davis Indictment

October 23, 2012

union county man charged with possession of child pornography
Nicholas, Sysock, a Union County, N.J., man was arrested today for allegedly possessing child pornography.
Sysock Complaint

Philadelphia man admits role in forging u.S. postal service money orders
Yacouba Magadji, a Philadelphia man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to forge U.S. Postal Service money orders.
Magadji Information

October 22, 2012

Pennsylvania man charged with selling thousands of dollars worth of firearms to new jersey resident
Eduardo Velasquez, a Pennsylvania man made his initial court appearance today after his arrest by special agents of the FBI for allegedly selling firearms illegally to a New Jersey resident.
Velasquez Complaint

Monmouth county, N.J., doctor pleads guilty to oxycodone distribution and conspiracy
Jacqueline Lopresti, a doctor who allegedly wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone today admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute the medication illegally.
Lopresti Information

Essex county, n.J., man sentenced to 147 months in prison for carjacking and related crimes
Taj Elliot, an Essex County, N.J., man responsible for a gunpoint carjacking in Newark last winter was sentenced today to 147months in prison.

October 18, 2012

Solomon dwek sentenced to six years in prison for bank fraud
Monmouth County real estate developer Solomon Dwek was sentenced today to 72 months in prison in connection with his scheme to defraud PNC Bank of more than $50 million.

October 16, 2012

Former new jersey probation officer sentenced to five months in prison for evading taxes
Charles Armstead, a former New Jersey state probation officer was sentenced today to five months in prison for evading federal income taxes in 2007 by falsely claiming that he was exempt from income tax withholding on the wages he received from the state.

Former executive director of diagnostic testing center admits Bribing doctors in cash-For-Patients scheme
Chirag Patel, the former executive director of Orange Community MRI LLC, today admitted paying bribes to doctors since April 2008 and agreed to forfeit $89,000 in proceeds from the crime.
Patel Information

October 15, 2012

burlington county woman admits trying to hide cash
Sandra Mastoris, a Burlington County, N.J., woman today admitted making cash deposits totaling more than $700,000 in individual deposits of less than $10,000 in order to avoid having banks file a report on her deposits.
Mastoris Indictment

October 12, 2012

Fort dix inmate sentenced to 10 years in prison for death of another inmate
David Besaw, a Connecticut man serving a prison sentence at the Ft. Dix Federal Correctional Institution was sentenced today to an additional 120 months in prison for pushing a fellow inmate to his death during an argument.

Eighth new jersey health care practitioner pleads guilty in cash-for-patients scheme
Rameshcha Kania, a doctor practicing in East Orange, N.J., today admitted his role in a cash-for-patients scheme with a diagnostic facility in Orange, N.J.
Kania Information

union county, n.J., man charged with impersonating federal officer
Ruben Alvarado, a Union County, N.J., man was arrested this morning on charges of falsely impersonating a federal officer in order to defraud aliens seeking immigration assistance.
Alvarado Complaint

Essex county, n.J., man charged with bank robbery
Michael Hasuga, an Essex County, N.J. man is expected to appear in federal court today following his arrest in connection with a bank robbery.
Hasuga Criminal Complaint

October 11, 2012

Ex-Spouses sentenced to 12 months in prison for wire-fraud conspiracy
Joseph Bisogno and Kathleen Bisogno, the owners and operators of KA Mailers LLC, an Eatontown, N.J., bulk mailing house, were sentenced today to prison for defrauding clients by dumping large amounts of mail rather than posting it.

October 10, 2012

Doctor admits taking cash kickbacks for patient referrals
Lucio Cardoso, a North Arlington, N.J., physician with an internal medicine practice in Newark today admitted receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of his patients.
Cardoso Information

Newark, n.J. man charged with two bank robberies
Alfred Ferguson, A Newark, N.J., man made his initial court appearance today following his arrest in connection with two bank robberies.
Ferguson Complaint

Morris county, n.J. man arraigned for distribution images of child sexual abuse over internet
Khalil Survey, of Morris County, N.J., man was arraigned by Judge William H. Walls today for possessing and distributing over the Internet images of child sexual abuse.
Survey Indictment

former camden police officer sentenced to 20 months in prison for civil rights violations
Former Camden police officer Kevin Parry, 32, of Brooklawn, N.J., was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for illegally searching homes, stealing money, planting evidence and lying in court.

October 9, 2012

morris county, n.J., man sentenced to more than five years for distributing child pornography
Charles Dolick, a Morris County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 61 months in federal prison for distribution of child pornography.

U.S. attorney’s office, district of new jersey, targeting scammers who prey on distressed homeowners
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman today announced that, as part of the national Distressed Homeowner Initiative described by Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials earlier today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., the District of New Jersey has brought a number of significant criminal cases involving felony offenses during the fiscal year which closed Sept. 30, 2012. These cases involved numerous homeowner victims and losses estimated by law enforcement in the millions of dollars.

October 5, 2012

former elizabeth, n.J., school attendance officer charged with defrauding board of education
Scott J. Farley, a former attendance liaison officer for the Elizabeth Board of Education (EBOE) was charged today with allegedly working a second job while he was supposed to be tracking down truant students.
Farley Complaint

Complaint dismissed against wright medical technology, inc.
The United States has dismissed a Criminal Complaint filed in September 2010 against Wright Medical Technology Inc., a publicly-traded national manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic implant devices and supplies based in Arlington, Tenn.

October 4, 2012

contractor admits agreeing to give corrupt payments to union city, n.J., official for construction approvals
Bryant Venegas, a Union City, N.J., contractor admitted today that he agreed to give corrupt payments in connection with a Union City Zoning Board matter.
Venegas Indictment

owner of middlesex county, n.J., construction company indicted for paying $350,000 in cash bribes and kickbacks
George Chrysanthopoulos, a Monmouth County, N.J., man was indicted today on charges he paid $350,000 in cash bribes and kickbacks to a N.J. Department of Transportation official and a private port terminal operator in connection with millions of dollars in construction contracts.
Chrysanthopoulos Indictment

Union county, n.J., bank employee pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bank robbery
Jelani Bustamonte, a Union County, N.J., man employed by the Westfield, N.J., branch of TD Bank, today admitted his role in a plan to rob the bank where he worked.
Bustamonte Information

October 3, 2012

Ocean county, n.J., man admits $1 million bank fraud conspiracy in united states and canada
Anthony Marousis, an Ocean County, N.J., man admitted today his role in defrauding Sovereign Bank and Central Jersey Bank out of more than $1 million.
Marousis Information

ohio man sentenced to more than 20 years in prison on six counts of distribution of child pornography into new jersey
Andrew Cox, an Ohio man who used the mails to distribute to New Jersey videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct was sentenced to 262 months in prison today.

October 2, 2012

South jersey man pleads guilty to concealing information about kidnapping from the fBI
Ronnie Ruffin, a Camden County man today admitted concealing from law enforcement authorities information about a home invasion and kidnapping that led to the death of an Atlantic City woman.
Ruffin Superseding Information

Morris county, n.J., man indicted for distributing videos of chilld sexual abuse over the internet
William Rensing, a Morris County, N.J., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for possessing and distributing over the Internet images and videos of child sexual abuse.
Rensing Indictment

Newark man sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for role in heroin distribution conspiracy
James Edward Pender, a Newark man who took part in a conspiracy to distribute more than three kilograms of heroin in New Jersey and Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 298 months in prison today.

October 1, 2012

former executive director of south amboy, n.J., housing authority sentenced to 30 months in prison
Thomas J. O’Leary, the former executive director of the South Amboy Housing Authority, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to funnel illegal campaign contributions to the Democratic primary election campaign of Joseph Vas for U.S. Congress in 2006, as well as evading taxes.

September 2012

September 28, 2012

newark man pleads guilty to conspiracy to steal checks from u.S. mail
Hassan Childs, a Newark man today admitted his role in a scheme in which he and others stole personal checks from the U.S. mail and then deposited them into their personal bank accounts.
Childs Information

new jersey political consultant admits failing to file income tax returns for three years
Hiver Ambroise, a consultant for several election and political action committees based in New Jersey, pleaded guilty today to three counts of failing to file tax returns with the IRS.
Ambroise Information

South jersey business owner sentenced to 18 months in prison for evading employment taxes
Vanna Kem, the owner and operator of New Jersey-based temporary employment agency Tri State Labor Services Inc. (“Tri State”) was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for evading the employment taxes for the business.

September 27, 2012

former owner and medical director of diagnostic testing center pleads guilty to paying bribes to doctors for referrals
Dr. Ashokkumar Babaria, a radiologist who owned and operated a diagnostic testing center in Orange, N.J., pleaded guilty today to overseeing a lengthy and wide-ranging cash-for-patients scheme with doctors who referred patients to him.
Babaria Information

pennsylvania prison inmate pleads guilty to sending threatening letter to district judge in philadelphia
William Brown, an inmate in the Pennsylvania State Prison system today admitted sending a threatening letter to a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Brown Indictment

founder and president of venture development associates inc. pleads guilty to wire fraud
Michael Peniston, the founder and president of Venture Development Associates Inc. (“VDA”), a Farmingdale, N.J., company that presents itself as a provider of corporate financing, today admitting defrauding an Illinois man out of nearly $50,000.
Peniston Information

September 26, 2012

Irish national sentenced to 100 months in prison for transportation of child pornography
Farrell Corrway, 29, an Irish national, was sentenced today 100 months in prison for transporting more than 600 images of child pornography into New Jersey on a computer hard drive.

former employee of new jersey defense contractor convicted of exporting sensitive military technology to china
A federal jury today convicted a former employee of a New Jersey-based defense contractor of exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), stealing trade secrets, and lying to federal agents.

Hedge fund ceo pleads guilty to multimillion-dollar investment fraud
Michael Spak, the former CEO of the hedge fund management company Osiris Partners LLC admitted today to conspiring with others to defraud investors of more than $4 million.
Spak Information

Two essex county, n.J., men sentenced to lengthy prison terms in gas station robberies
Abdul Muhammad and Lamar Sanders, two Essex County, N.J., men who admitted to robbing three gas stations in Elizabeth, N.J., and Newark on March 8, 2011, were sentenced to prison today.

September 24, 2012

former fugitive sentenced to four years in prison for i.d. theft, credit card fraud
Former fugitive Luis Colon, a/k/a “Mike”, a/k/a “Junito,” was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for purchasing more than $90,000 in pesticides and pesticide applicators from wholesale suppliers using stolen credit card and debit card account numbers.

Newark, n.J., man pleads guilty to car-jacking
Anthony Reynolds, a Newark man today admitted his role in a car-jacking in Newark on March 14, 2012.
Reynolds Information

US Attorney’s Office Announces “The Right Prescription for New Jersey”Federal, State agencies and Non-Profits Come Together to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse
The United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, today launched the Right Prescription for New Jersey prescription drug abuse prevention initiative.
Right Rx For NJ

September 21, 2012

Middlesex county, n.J., man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography
Jacob Rios, a Middlesex County, N.J., man pleaded today admitted distributing images and videos of child pornography over the Internet.
Rios Information

September 20, 2012

gloucester county, n.J., man charged with receiving and distributing child pornography
Gerrett Conover, a Gloucester County N.J., man was arrested today after law enforcement officers discovered alleged child pornography on a computer at his residence.
Conover Complaint

Former vice president with prism career institute pleads guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from employer
Diane Bowler, a former vice president of operations at Prism Career Institute, a private, post-secondary educational institution with campuses in Cherry Hill, N.J., Egg Harbor Township, N.J., and Pennsylvania, admitted today that she stole more than $400,000 from her employer between 2008 and 2011.
Bowler Information

Former federal corrections officer sentenced to one year in prison for receiving bribes
Job Brown, a former corrections officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for accepting $3,600 in bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband in and out of the Federal Correctional Institution in Fairton, N.J.

September 19, 2012

Fifth new jersey health care practitioner pleads guilty in cash-for-patients scheme
Dinesh Patel, a New Jersey doctor practicing in Newark, pleaded guilty today to participating in a cash-for-patients scheme with a diagnostic facility in Orange, N.J., and agreed to pay back thousands of dollars in bribe money he received in the past two years.
Patel Information

newark, n.J., man sentenced to 96 months in prison for committing string of bank robberies throughout new jersey
Nathaniel Barreto, a Newark, N.J., man was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for robbing eight banks and attempting to rob a ninth bank during a two-month spree throughout New Jersey between June 25, 2010, and Aug.17, 2010.

Former essex county, n.J., deputy sheriff sentenced to 24 months in prison for money laundering
Eric Hawkins, a former Essex County Deputy Sheriff was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for laundering money he believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking.

Fourteen defendants charged in $65 million stolen identity income tax refund fraud scheme
One of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity tax refund fraud schemes — involving more than 8,000 fraudulent U.S. income tax returns seeking $65 million in illicit refunds — has been shut down by a New Jersey-based task force.
Torres, Jose Complaint
Rodriguez, Manuel et. al. Complaint
Pinski, David et. al. Complaint
Paredes, Porfirio et. al. Complaint
Diaz, Roberto et. al. Complaint

September 18, 2012

Camden man sentenced to 85 months in prison in cocaine distribution scheme
Ramon Martinez-Ruiz, a Camden, N.J., man was sentenced today to 85 months in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to possess and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

September 17, 2012

Paterson, n.J., police officer charged with conspiracy to plant drugs, false arrest
Mahmoud Rabboh, a police officer with the Paterson Police Department was charged today with allegedly conspiring to plant drugs on an individual and falsely arresting the individual.
Rabboh Complaint

Former n.J. department of transportation official admits taking bribes
Kenneth Huber, a former official with the New Jersey Department of Transportation admitted today to accepting a $24,000 bribe from a contractor as payment for his official assistance on a federally funded road construction project.
Huber Information

September 14, 2012

Wayne psychiatrist pleads guilty to illegally selling oxycodone prescriptions to patients
Dr. Priscilla Ilem admitted today to illegally selling oxycodone prescriptions from her Wayne office.
Ilem Information

Former superintendent of toms river regional school district sentenced to 135 months in prison
Michael Ritacco, the former superintendent for the Toms River Regional School District was sentenced today to 135 months in prison for taking bribes to influence school district insurance contracts.

September 13, 2012

Former u.S. mint police officer sentenced to 36 months in prison for theft of $2.3 million in error coins from the u.S. mint
William Gray, a North Wildwood, N.J., man who worked as a police officer at the U.S. Mint was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for stealing $2.4 million worth of error coins from the U.S. Mint and selling them to a coin distributor in California.

member of international alien smuggling conspiracy sentenced to 46 months in prison
Nacip Teotonio Pires, a manager and supervisor of an international scheme responsible for allegedly smuggling into the United States hundreds of illegal aliens from Brazil, India, and elsewhere was sentenced today to 46 months in prison.

new jersey businessman charged with structuring more than $2 million in tax evasion scheme
Emanuel Marques, the president and owner of several auto parts stores in northern New Jersey, was arrested today by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation for allegedly making more than $2 million worth of payments and deposits in amounts less than $10,000 in order to evade taxes.
Marques Criminal Complaint
Marques Civil Complaint

Eight charged in $30 million mortgage fraud scheme
Eight people involved in a long-running, large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused losses of over $30 million were charged in two Complaints with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering.
Soto, Lester Et Al. Complaint
Arcentales, Klary Et Al. Complaint

September 10, 2012

Two men sentenced to more than a century in prison for seven armed robberies, shooting of wayne, n.J., police officer
Nelson Otero and Maxcime Cagan, two men who shot a police officer in the course of robbing seven stores from March 2010 through May 2010 were sentenced to lengthy prison terms today.

Trenton, n.J., mayor, brother and associate arrested and charged with conspiracy to extort bribes
Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, the mayor’s brother, Ralphiel Mack, and his close associate, Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni, were arrested by federal agents this morning and charged by criminal Complaint in connection with a scheme to extort payments of more than $100,000 from others who were purportedly developing a public parking garage.
Mack, Tony et al. Corruption Complaint
Giorgianni, Joseph et al. Narcotics Complaint

September 7, 2012

former camden police officer sentenced to 10 years in prison for civil rights violations
Former Camden police officer Antonio Figueroa, 36, of Camden, N.J., was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiring with fellow police officers to deprive others of their civil rights and for two specific instances of violating those rights.

Former federal law enforcement agent admits providing confidential information
Ivan Stantchev, a former special agent of the FBI today admitted his role in acquiring confidential information about an undercover law enforcement operation in Newark and giving it to another individual.
Stantchev Information

former u.S. army corps of engineers employee pleads guilty to multimillion-dollar bribery, kickback scheme
John Alfy Salama Markus, a former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) employee deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom today admitted taking at least $3.7 million in bribes and kickbacks in connection with more than $50 million in USACE contracts awarded to foreign companies in Gulf Region North, Iraq, New Jersey.
Salama Markus Indictment

Chiropractor sentenced to six months in prison for filing false income tax returns
Yanal Kazan, a chiropractor who had offices in Paterson, N.J., was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months home confinement for filing a false personal income tax return for 2003.

September 6, 2012

Newark, n.J., man sentenced to 66 months in prison for $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme
William Brown, a Newark, N.J., man was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud conspiracy, recruiting “straw buyers” to purchase real estate properties in New Jersey, South Carolina, and Georgia and causing lenders to release more than $18 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications.

Father and son charged in bulk mail fraud scheme
Harold Clevett and Mark Clevett, the father and son operators of Clevett Worldwide Mailers, a Succasunna, N.J., bulk mailing house, will make their initial court appearances today on charges they defrauded clients and the U.S. Postal Service of more than $1.5 million through two fraudulent bulk-mailing schemes.
Clevett Indictment

September 5, 2012

Mastermind of multimillion dollar atlantic city mortgage fraud conspiracy sentenced to more than 15 years in prison
Jong Shin, a Bronx, N.Y., woman was sentenced today to 186 months for orchestrating a mortgage fraud scheme in Atlantic City, N.J., involving seven properties which were bought and sold 17 times in a little more than six months.

Newark, n.J., man pleads guilty to four bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery
Clifton E. Mosley today admitted robbing four banks in Newark, including robbing the same TD Bank at 1180 Raymond Boulevard twice in six weeks.
Mosley Information

Jersey city, n.J., man sentenced to 151 months in prison for robbing federal credit union
Stanley P. Powell, a Jersey City, N.J., man was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for robbing the Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union in Jersey City in November 2010.

Essex county, n.J., man sentenced to 30 months in prison for role in port bribery scheme
Louis Gargiulo, an Essex County, N.J., contractor was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for paying bribes to an employee of a container ship terminal facility at a port in Union County in order to secure contracts for construction projects.

Kearny, n.J., man pleads guilty to making hoax bomb threat to city of passaic, n.J.
Caesar Canchucaja, a Kearny, N.J., man today admitted making a hoax bomb threat to the City of Passaic, N.J.
Canchucaja Information

August 2012

August 29, 2012

Mercer county, n.J., man pleads guilty to robbing the same bank twice, carjacking a car, and shooting two people
Jeffrey Garrett, a Mercer County, N.J., man today admitted to robbing a bank, carjacking a vehicle nine months later and then robbing the same bank later that day, shooting two people in the course of that conduct.
Garrett Indictment

Bloomfield, n.J., tax preparer sentenced to 18 months in prison in tax fraud case
Rigot Joseph, a Bloomfield, N.J., tax preparer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for preparing tax returns he knew were false in order to get his clients large refunds to which they were not entitled.

August 27, 2012

U.S. postal service employee and her boyfriend arrested for allegedly mailing and receiving packages of cocaine
A U.S. Postal Service employee and her boyfriend were charged today in connection with a scheme to allegedly intercept cocaine-laden packages mailed from Puerto Rico to New Jersey.
Nunez, Christina, Et. Al Complaint

August 23, 2012

Somerset county, n.J., man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography on a laptop and dVDs
David W. Tuytjens, a Somerset County, N.J., man today admitted possessing child pornography on a laptop computer and DVDs at his residence.
Tuytjens Information

Former partner in international law firm indicted on multiple child pornography counts
Edward M. De Sear, a Bergen County, N.J, man who allegedly advertised, distributed and collected images and videos of adults sexually exploiting infants and toddlers is expected in Newark federal court today to face an Indictment charging numerous related offenses.
De Sear Indictment

August 22, 2012

north bergen, n.J., man charged with sexually abusing sleeping woman on domestic flight
Bawer Aksal, a North Bergen, N.J., man is due in federal court today after being charged for allegedly sexually abusing a sleeping woman aboard a flight from Phoenix to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Aksal Complaint

August 21, 2012

Burlington county, n.J., man pleads guilty in sale of counterfeit computer components
Ronald Graban, a Burlington County, N.J., man today admitted buying counterfeit computer components from a factory in China for sale in the United States.
Graban Information

Monmouth county, n.J., man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography
Danial Hillman, a Monmouth County, N.J., man today admitted possessing child pornography on his computer, including violent video images.
Hillman Indictment

August 17, 2012

Essex county, n.J., woman pleads guilty to credit card fraud
Melody Macken, an Essex County, N.J., woman today admitted using stolen credit card numbers to purchase $133,000 worth of high-end merchandise from various retailers.
Macken Indictment

August 16, 2012

Newark man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for carjacking and related crimes
Jerome Conover, a Newark man was sentenced today to 181 months in prison for his role in the gunpoint carjacking of an SUV in the city.

August 14, 2012

Former teacher sentenced to more than eight years in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse
Brian Stern, a former seventh grade science teacher and swim coach at an independent New Jersey day school was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for making available images and videos of pre-pubescent children being sexually abused – sometimes violently – to others over the Internet.

August 10, 2012

Three north jersey men arrested in connection with alleged stolen identity/Tax fraud scheme
Federal agents have arrested three of four men in conjunction with a scheme to steal identity information and use it in the preparation and filing of fraudulent income tax returns to generate illegal refunds.
Boamah, Evans et al. Complaint

August 9, 2012

Iraq war veteran arrested in connection with heroin overdose Death and cover–Up
Ryan Krieger, an Iraq war veteran was arrested this morning for allegedly giving heroin to a fellow veteran at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital who died of an overdose, and for obstructing the investigation into the death.
Krieger Complaint

Foreign national extradited from nigeria admits he used stolen identities to raid retirement accounts
Rasheed Mustapha, a former Newark resident who earlier this year was extradited from Nigeria today admitted his role in a scheme to use stolen identities to loot retirement accounts.
Mustapha Indictment

Ten people charged in $40 million mortgage fraud scheme
Nine of 10 individuals from New Jersey were arrested by special agents of the FBI and IRS–Criminal Investigation this morning in connection with their alleged roles in a $40 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos at the Jersey Shore and resort destinations in South Carolina and Georgia, N.J.
Witkowski, Joseph et al. Indictment

August 8, 2012

Bergen county woman pleads guilty in murder–for–hire plot against rival
Nicole Faccenda, a Bergen County, N.J., woman today admitted trying to hire a hitman to kill a romantic rival.
Faccenda Information

two new jersey men plead guilty in connection with $3.5 million fraud through foreign currency investment ponzi scheme
Carmelo Provenzano and Daniel Dragan, two men claiming to run New Jersey-based hedge funds using a secret computer program to invest in foreign currency today admitted to defrauding victims out of more than $3.5 million.
Dragan Information
Provenzano Information

Atlantic county, n.J., man pleads guilty to bank robbery
Larry Patrick Kearns, an Atlantic County, N.J., man today admitted robbing Wells Fargo Bank in Atlantic City and Sun National Bank in Ventnor, N.J., on Jan.12, 2012.
Kearns Information

Former chairman of the board of publicly traded company pleads guilty to insider trading scheme
George Holley, the former chairman of the board of Home Diagnostics Inc., a health products company that previously traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange, admitted today to insider trading.

Director of operation of the north bergen housing authority arrested for extortion
John T. Kennell, the director of operations for the Housing Authority of the Township of North Bergen, N.J., was arrested this morning on charges of extorting employees of a maintenance company contracted by the authority.
Kennell Complaint

August 7, 2012

South jersey man pleads guilty to concealing information from the fBI in kidnapping/Homicide
Henry Ruffin, a Gloucester County, N.J., man today admitted he concealed from the FBI information about a home invasion and kidnapping that led to an Atlantic City woman’s death.
Ruffin Superseding Information

August 6, 2012

Member of “Interstate boys” sentenced to prison For multi-State iD theft and fraud conspiracy
Adiel Lopez, a member of a group calling themselves the “Interstate Boys” – because their crimes stretched the length of Interstate 95 from Maine to Florida – was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for conspiring to defraud Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and T-Mobile USA by using stolen identities to open phone plans they used without paying and to buy phones they sold at a profit.

August 2, 2012

Hunterdon county, n.J., man pleads guilty to distributing videos of child sexual abuse over the internet
John Livoti, a Hunterdon County, N.J., man today admitted distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.
Livoti Information

Bristol-Myers squibb executive arrested on insider trading charges
Robert Ramnarine, an executive with global pharmaceuticals giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. was arrested this morning on insider trading charges related to illegal trades he made based on information concerning three BMS acquisition targets.
Ramnarine Complaint

August 1, 2012

Essex county, n.J., tax preparer admits filing false tax returns for herself and her clients
Alicia Barnes, an Essex County woman who owned a tax preparation business today admitted her role in willfully filing false tax returns on behalf of her clients and herself, resulting in a tax loss of nearly $200,000.
Barnes Information

July 2012

July 31, 2012

Owner of new jersey-Based mortgage foreclosure rescue companies sentenced to 46 months in prison for $10 million mortgage fraud
Ronald Harris, Jr., a Piscataway, N.J., man who owned and operated multiple foreclosure rescue companies was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded numerous mortgage lenders of more than $10 million.

South jersey doctor sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion
Scott Salkind, a doctor from Burlington County, N.J., was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of house arrest with electronic monitoring for evading taxes on income diverted from his medical practice for his personal use.

Elizabeth, n.J., man charged with six armed bank robberies arrested with alleged accomplices
Claude Williams, an Elizabeth, N.J., man and two alleged accomplices are expected to appear in federal court today following their arrests in connection with a string of armed bank robberies.
Williams, Claude et. al. Superseding Complaint

July 30, 2012

Two south carolina men admit to transporting stolen handguns and assault rifles into new jersey
Two South Carolina men admitted today that they transported into New Jersey 22 firearms that were stolen from gun shops in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Reddick Information
Holston Information

Bloods leader sentence to 14 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy
Altariq Gumbs, the leader of the Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for conspiring to distribute narcotics and bribe a member of the gang to keep her from cooperating with a law enforcement investigation as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

July 27, 2012

Ocean county, n.J., man pleads guilty to producing and possessing child pornography
Dwayne Tucker, an Ocean County, N.J., man today admitted taking pornographic pictures of two minors, ages 6 and 3, in Pennsylvania, and distributing those pictures to other individuals between 2008 and 2010.

July 26, 2012

New york man sentenced to 57 months in prison for credit card fraud
Carlos Collier, a New York man was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for his role in a scheme to create counterfeit credit cards by using stolen credit card numbers and then use the cards up and down the East Coast to obtain cash and purchase merchandise.

Defendants in large scale identity theft ring plead guilty and are sentenced
Two individuals pleaded guilty and three others were sentenced this week in Newark federal court in connection with their roles in a large scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme.

July 25, 2012

Colombian national sentenced to prison for trying to bribe immigration officials
Byron Zabala, a Colombian national whose U.S. residency application was denied for containing fraudulent information was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for promising $30,000 in bribes to immigration officials in an attempt to stay in the country and secure a work permit.

Monmouth county, n.J., heating and air conditioning operator pleads guilty to tax evasion
Mark Trawinski, a Monmouth County man who owned several air conditioning businesses today admitted evading payment of taxes and penalties over a number of years.
Trawinski Information

Former pennsville, n.J., police officer charged with obstructing child pornography investigation
Special agents of the FBI arrested a former Pennsville, N.J., police officer this morning for allegedly impeding and obstructing the FBI’s investigation of his alleged possession of child pornography.
Waterman Indictment

July 24, 2012

Four charged with shipping contraband cigarettes from new jersey to california
Three residents of California were arrested today in the Los Angeles area for shipping millions of untaxed contraband cigarettes from New Jersey to California.
Le, Ricky et. al. Complaint

July 20, 2012

Attorney from ocean county, n.J., arrested for failing to pay taxes
IRS-Criminal Investigation agents arrested Ocean County, N.J., attorney, Lee Gottesman, at his residence this morning for allegedly evading federal income taxes and failing to pay payroll taxes for the employees of his law firm from tax years 2006 through 2009.
Gottesman Indictment

July 19, 2012

Bloods gang member sentenced to 14 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy
Haleek State, a member of the Paterson, N.J., Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for conspiring to murder and kidnap a rival gang member and to distribute narcotics as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

Eleven charged, arrests made in $15 million mortgage fraud scheme
Eleven individuals from five states are charged in New Jersey for their alleged roles in a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos, including a defendant who attempted to murder a witness to the scheme.
Ricks, Timothy et. al. Superseding Indictment

Newark city council aide sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion
Richard Allen Whitten, a former chief of staff to a member of the Newark Municipal Council was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months home confinement for evading income taxes by claiming scores of phony exemptions and failing to file an individual income tax return.

July 17, 2012

Essex county, n.J., man sentenced to 152 months in prison for possessing child pornography
Curt Scholz, a Cedar Grove, N.J., man was sentenced today to 152 months in prison for collecting images of prepubescent children being sexually abused.

July 16, 2012

Pennsylvania man sentenced to five years in prison
Jayen Patel, a Bucks County, Pa., man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for trying to hire someone he thought was a white supremacist to kidnap a New Jersey woman and her child.

July 13, 2012

New york man who resisted deportation is sentenced to 30 months in prison
Dino Rambharose, a New York City man who was arrested for resisting efforts to deport him multiple times was sentenced today to 30 months in prison.

July 12, 2012

South jersey man admits robbing three banks
Richard Jones, a Camden County, N.J., man today admitted robbing three banks in Pennsauken, N.J., in November 2011 while on federal supervised release for bank robbery.
Jones Information

South jersey man indicted for alleged $1.2 million phony pizza shop investment scam, related offenses
Giovanni Arena, a Laurel Springs, N.J., man charged in a 35-count Indictment was arrested this morning – by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation and inspectors of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service – for allegedly defrauding an investor out of approximately $1.2 million he claimed would be invested in a pizza shop, then laundering that money, failing to report it to the IRS, and threatening the victim to keep quiet about his crimes.
Arena Indictment

jersey city bloods leader sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy
Saleen Neal, a leader in the Jersey City Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang who admitted conspiring to murder a rival gang member and to distribute narcotics was sentenced today to 184 months in prison.

July 11, 2012

two essex county, n.J., men sentenced to prison in $1 million wire fraud, money laundering scheme
Abiatu Umah and Emmanuel Awa, two Essex County, N.J., men were sentenced today to prison terms for their respective roles in a scam that used phony identification documents to set up various checking accounts to launder and steal more than $1 million.

first federal defendant convicted for profiting from illegal kidney transplants sentenced to prison
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, an Israeli citizen living in Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for brokering three illegal kidney transplants – in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more – before he was caught conspiring to organize another black market sale.

Atlantic city, n.J., man admits role in heroin distribution conspiracy
Jamir Harmon, an Atlantic City, N.J. man today admitted his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in New Jersey.
Harmon Information

Doctor pleads guilty in cash-for-patients kickback scheme
William Lagrada, a New Jersey doctor practicing in Newark admitted today he took kickbacks in connection with a cash-for-patients scheme with a diagnostic facility in Orange, N.J.
Lagrada Information

Labor union officer pleads guilty to taking a bribe
James Kearney Sr., the former business manager of an ironworker’s local from Jersey City, N.J., pleaded guilty today to unlawfully demanding and receiving a bribe.
Kearney Sr. Information

July 10, 2012

U.S. citizen federally charged in new jersey for alleged attempt to board international flight with concealed weapons
Michael John Davidson, a man arrested late last night at Newark Liberty International Airport faces a federal charge after allegedly attempting to board an international flight carrying concealed razor blades.
Davidson Complaint

Indicted former mayor of toms river returns to united states to face federal tax charges in new jersey
Carmine C. Inteso Jr., the former mayor of the Township of Toms River, N.J., was arrested late last night on tax evasion charges by IRS–Criminal Investigation and FBI special agents upon his return to the United States from Afghanistan, where he had been working as a contractor.
Inteso Jr. Indictment

Eight new jersey men indicted in heroin trafficking ring
A federal grand jury for the District of New Jersey, sitting in Camden, today returned a Superseding Indictment against eight New Jersey men involved in a heroin distribution conspiracy.
Reid, Jamal Et. Al. Superseding Indictment

former new jersey resident admits role in real estate scam that defrauded family friends
Taya Romano, an Oklahoma woman who formerly lived in Ridgewood, N.J., pleaded guilty today a scheme to defraud two New Jersey families relating to the purchase, financing and improvement of real estate in Oklahoma.
Romano Information

July 5, 2012

Man convicted in new jersey of immigration fraud extradited from india after fleeing the country to avoid prison
Naranjan Patel, a man who fled the country to avoid spending more than three years in prison following a federal immigration fraud conviction has been extradited from India to face the punishment for his crimes.

July 3, 2012

Brooklyn rabbi sentenced in new jersey to 46 months in prison for money laundering conspiracy
Mordchai Fish, the principal rabbi of Congregation Sheves Achim in Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for conspiring to launder approximately $900,000 he believed was criminal proceeds.

July 2, 2012

“Interstate boys” sentenced to prison for scamming wal—Mart and T—Mobile in Multi-State iD theft and fraud conspiracy
Two members of a group calling themselves the “Interstate Boys” — because their crimes stretched the length of Interstate 95 from Maine to Florida — were sentenced to prison today for conspiring to defraud Wal—Mart Stores, Inc. and T—Mobile USA by using stolen identities to open phone plans they used without paying and to buy phones they sold at a profit.

Somerset county, n.J., man charged with possession of child pornography on a laptop and on dVDs
David W. Tuytjens, a Somerset County, N.J., man was arrested today after law enforcement officers discovered alleged child pornography on a computer and on DVDs at his residence.
Tuytjens Complaint

June 2012

June 29, 2012

Illegal alien from iran convicted of operating illegal money transmitting business
Mahdi Socara, an Iranian citizen living in Nutley, N.J., was convicted today by a federal jury in connection with a scheme to illegally transmit money between the United States and Iran.

Singer and actress lauryn hill admits failing to file income tax returns declaring more than $1.8 million in income
Lauryn N. Hill, the Grammy-winning singer and actress, today admitted she failed to file income tax returns for three years.
Hill Information

Former hamilton township, n.J., official admits laundering bribe money allegedly paid to mayor
Robert Warney, the former director of Community Planning and Compliance for Hamilton Township, N.J., today admitted he laundered a $5,000 alleged bribe from an insurance broker to township Mayor John Bencivengo.
Warney Information

June 28, 2012

Monmouth county, n.J., pharmacist and nine others arrested In multi-State drug sweep
A Monmouth County, N.J., pharmacist who allegedly dispensed oxycodone pills illegally was arrested this morning as part of a multi—state drug sweep along with two other New Jersey residents and seven Myrtle Beach, S.C., residents.
Rublowitz, Richard et. al. Complaint

June 27, 2012

Federal jury convicts bloods street gang leader for illegal firearm possession
Amin Roland, the leader of the South Side Cartel set of the Bloods in Newark was convicted today by a federal jury for illegal possession of a loaded handgun by a convicted felon.

Georgia man convicted in new jersey for his role in ‘Phishing’ scheme
Osarhieme Uyi Obaygbona, 32, of Atlanta, Ga., was convicted today of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, and conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to protected computers.

Cape may county, n.J., man admits providing handgun ammunition to two convicted felons charged with racketeering
Todd Stark, an associate of the two lead defendants in a racketeering case today admitted providing them with ammunition despite knowing they were both convicted felons.

Pennsylvania man charged with sex trafficking of a minor
Francisco Torrellas, an Allentown, Pa., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of sex trafficking involving a 16-year-old girl.
Torrellas Indictment

Fake hedge fund manager indicted for defrauding victims in two scams
George Sepero, a Newark grand jury today indicted a man for allegedly draining an elderly woman’s annuity while operating another, multimillion-dollar investment fraud scam.
Sepero Indictment

Twenty-Two charged for multi-state scheme to obtain real driver’s licenses with fraudulent documents
Charges against 22 individuals were unsealed today and arrests were made in six states in connection with an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain driver’s licenses for illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals.
Park, Young-Kyu et. al. Complaint

June 26, 2012

Warren county, n.J., man sentenced to one year in prison for failure to appear
Jeffrey Woronowicz, a Warren County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for failing to report for service of an earlier sentence of imprisonment.

June 25, 2012

Gloucester county, n.J., man sentenced to 17 years in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine
Tyren Ali, a Gloucester County, N.J., man who was deemed a career offender was sentenced today to 204 months in prison for conspiring with his brother and others to distribute crack cocaine.

June 22, 2012

Mercer county, n.J., man sentenced to 78 months in prison for possessing child pornography
Eric Breisacher of Princeton, N.J., was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for possessing more than 600 images of child pornography on a computer located in his residence in September 2009.

Union county, n.J., man admits robbing seven tD banks
Julio Ferrer, a Union County, N.J., man today admitted robbing seven branch locations of TD Bank throughout New Jersey from September 2011 to December 2011.
Ferrer Information

June 21, 2012


New jersey hospital pays approximately $9 million to resolve allegations of improper billing for inpatient services
AHS Hospital Corp., Atlantic Health System Inc. and Overlook Hospital (AHS) have agreed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and the Department of Justice to pay the United States $8,999,999 to settle allegations that the companies violated the False Claims Act.
AHS Stipulation and Settlement

Hamilton township, n.J., mayor indicted for alleged extortion, bribery, and money laundering offenses
John Bencivengo, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment today charging the mayor of Hamilton Township, N.J., in connection with $12,400 in bribes he allegedly solicited and accepted in exchange for his official influence to assist a cooperating witness in maintaining the position of health insurance broker with the township’s school district.
Bencivengo Indictment

June 20, 2012

Bloods street gang member sentenced to 89 months in prison in racketeering conspiracy
Michael McCloud, a Passaic County man who is a member of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to 89 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that included violent crimes and narcotics distribution.

June 19, 2012

Trenton, n.J., man who wore dress disguise while robbing bank sentenced to four years in prison
Kenneth Darrian, a Trenton man who admitted wearing a dress and a woman’s wig while robbing a Mercerville, N.J., bank in June 2011 was sentenced today to 48 months in prison.

Member of the bloods street gang sentenced to 151 months in prison for racketeering conspiracy
Ricky Coleman, a member of the Bloods street gang from Newark was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for a range of violent crimes and conspiring to distribute narcotics as part of a racketeering conspiracy in furtherance of the gang’s activities.

June 18, 2012

Commodity pool operator sentenced to three years in prison for two fraud schemes and tax evasion
Victor E. Cilli, a commodity pool operator and day trader based in Hackensack, N.J., was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for directing two schemes to defraud individual investors and a financial institution of approximately $2 million and to evading more than $150,000 in tax payments.

June 13, 2012

Bergen county, n.J., man admits conspiring to defraud investors of $1 million through bogus investments
Joseph Suarez, the former New Jersey-based operator of Suarez Investment and Development LLC today admitted his role in a conspiracy that bilked victims out of $1 million through fraudulent investment schemes.
Suarez Information

Member of fruit town brims bloods set sentenced to 63 months in prison for role in criminal enterprise
Tequan Ryals, a ranking member of the Fruit Town Brims set of the Bloods criminal street gang in Jersey City, N.J., was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for his role in a criminal enterprise which involved drug distribution and violent crimes.

Repeat fraudster sentenced to prison, ordered to pay more than $2.6 million for scamming morgan stanley, hotel development companies in separate frauds
Moshe Butler, a Teaneck, N.J., man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for two separate fraud schemes — swindling Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and two individuals out of more than $200,000 while he was free on bail for the separate, $2.25 million fraud.

Disbarred hudson county, n.J., criminal defense attorney sentenced to prison for tax crimes
Francis Cutruzzula, a Hudson County, N.J., defense attorney who has not filed a personal income tax return since 2000 was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for committing tax crimes in connection with income he received from his law practice.

Two new jersey men arrested and charged in separate schemes to file fraudulent tax returns
A Middlesex County, N.J., man, and an Essex County, N.J., man were arrested this morning by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on separate Complaints charging them with fraudulently obtaining tax refunds by filing false claims with the IRS.
Olugbake Complaint
Awe Complaint

June 12, 2012

Former federal corrections officer pleads guilty to receiving bribes
Job Brown, a former corrections officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons today admitted accepting $3,600 in bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband in and out of the Federal Correctional Institution in Fairton, N.J.
Brown Information

June 11, 2012

Founder and operator of ukrainian-Based hardcore child pornography website extradited to new jersey from thailand
A Ukrainian citizen who founded and operated a hardcore child pornography website will appear in Newark federal court today to face child exploitation charges following his extradition from Thailand over the weekend. The 32-count Indictment unsealed this morning charges Maksym Shynkarenko, 33, of Kharkov, Ukraine, with numerous child exploitation charges arising out of an investigation which has led to the convictions of more than 560 American consumers, in 47 states, of hardcore images of children being sexually assaulted and abused.
Shynkarenko Indictment
New Jersey Defendants
Contact Offenders

June 8, 2012

Ventnor city, n.J., man sentenced to 46 months in prison for robbing two banks in two weeks
William F. Plyler, III, a Ventnor City, N.J., man was sentenced today to 46 month in prison for robbing Ocean City Home Bank in Margate, N.J., on July 23, 2010, and The Bank in Absecon, N.J., on Aug. 5, 2010.

New jersey gang member sentenced to 30 years in prison for mistaken identity murder
Emmanuel Jones, a set leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, was sentenced today to 360 months in prison for murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity in July 2004 and conspiring to murder a rival gang member in October 2006 as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

June 7, 2012

Newark police officer convicted of defrauding bank of $1.9 million loan and bribing bank employee
Newark Police Officer Victor Patela was convicted today of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, two counts of loan application fraud and bank bribery.

Singer and actress lauryn hill charged with failing to file tax returns on more than $1.6 million in income
Singer and actress Lauryn N. Hill was charged today with willfully failing to file three years of income tax returns with the IRS.
Hill Information

June 6, 2012

Former jersey city construction project superintendent sentenced to prison for social security disability scam
Pasquale Zinna, the former project superintendent on a Jersey City, N.J., high-rise construction project was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for a scheme in which he hid his employment so he could continue to receive Social Security disability payments.

Queens man admits role in new jersey heroin distribution conspiracy
Ronald Burnell Bassett, a St. Albans, N.Y., man today admitted his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in and through New Jersey.
Pender, James Edward et. al. Indictment

Former cFO of new jersey investment management company sentenced to 54 months in prison for wire fraud and tax evasion
David Newmark, the former chief financial officer of Columbus Hill Capital Management LP, an investment management firm based in Short Hills, N.J., was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for embezzling more than $10.4 million from his employer.

June 5, 2012

Brooklyn, n.Y., man pleads guilty to operating illegal money transmitting business
David S. Goldhirsh, a Brooklyn, N.Y., man who operated a charitable organization, or “gemach,” today admitted his role in a money laundering conspiracy.
Goldhirsch, David Et. Al. Indictment

New jersey man sentenced to prison for role in $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme
John Siuszko, 56, of Wharton, N.J., was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring in a scheme that caused lenders to release more than $40.8 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications.

Newark man admits role in heroin distribution conspiracy
James Edward Pender, a Newark man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than three kilograms of heroin in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Pender, James Edward Et. Al. Indictment

Nine charged in new jersey in alleged foreign student visa fraud
Federal agents today arrested eight of nine people charged for their alleged participation in a widespread foreign student visa fraud.
Parikh, Dhirenkumar et al. Complaint

Middleman sentenced to prison for role in $37 million insider trading scheme
Kenneth Robinson — a middleman who passed information stolen from preeminent law firms to facilitate a scheme that netted at least $37 million in illicit profits — was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for his role in a long-term insider trading conspiracy with stock trader Garrett Bauer and attorney Matthew Kluger.

New jersey gang member sentenced to more than 30 years in Prison for mistaken identity murder, other gang-Related crimes
Torien Brooks, a leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, was sentenced today to 362 months in prison for murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity, kidnapping a rival gang member and conspiring to distribute narcotics as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

June 4, 2012

Lawyer gets record prison sentence — 12 years — in insider trading scheme that used information stolen from preeminent law firms
The lawyer who fed inside information to a professional stock trader in a 17-year scheme that netted them millions today received the longest sentence ever meted out in an insider trading case — 12 years in prison.

Health care practitioner pleads guilty to accepting cash kickbacks for patient referrals
Daisy Deguzman, a New Jersey doctor practicing in Newark, today admitted her role in a cash-for-patients scheme with a diagnostic facility in Orange, N.J.
Deguzman Information

June 1, 2012

Burlington county, n.J., woman indicted on structuring charges
Sandra Mastoris, a Burlington County, N.J., woman was indicted today by a federal grand jury for allegedly structuring more than $700,000 in cash deposits into 13 bank accounts at five different banks.
Mastoris Indictment

Philadelphia man sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to sink boat for insurance payment
Manh Nguyen, a Philadelphia man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a plot to sink a fishing boat off the coast of Cape May, N.J., in August 2009 to collect $400,000 from the insurance company that insured the boat.

Newark man sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for carjacking and related crimes
Jahlil Thomas, a Newark man was sentenced today to 262 months in prison for his role in carjacking a Lincoln Continental at gunpoint in the city last year.

Israeli man sentenced to 18 months in prison for international money laundering conspiracy with brooklyn rabbi
Levi Deutsch, an Israeli citizen born in Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring to launder $200,000 in funds that he believed were the proceeds of unlawful activities.

Former new jersey probation officer admits evading taxes
Charles Armstead, a former New Jersey state probation officer admitted today evading federal income taxes in 2007 by falsely claiming that he was exempt from income tax withholding on the wages he received from the state.
Armstead Indictment

Linden, n.J., man arrested, charged with distributing child pornography
Richard Dabrowski, a Linden, N.J., long-haul truck driver was arrested by federal agents at his home this morning and charged with distributing child pornography.
Dabrowski Complaint

May 2012

May 31, 2012

Member of large scale identity theft ring sentenced to two years in prison for role in fraud enterprise
Ho K. Yu, a Bergen County man who fraudulently established credit scores for co-conspirators in a criminal enterprise and helped others fraudulently obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in commercial loans was sentenced today to 24 months in prison.

Union official from jersey city local admits embezzling money
Stephen P. Arena, the president of Local 148 of the Production Workers Union today admitted he conspired with the secretary-treasurer/recording secretary of Local 148 to steal money from the union by taking unauthorized salary increases and bonuses.
Arena Indictment

Chiropractor admits filing false income tax returns
Yanal Kazan, a chiropractor who had offices in Paterson, N.J., admitted today to filing a false personal income tax return for 2003.
Kazan Indictment

Irish National Pleads Guilty To Transportation Of Child Pornography
Farrell Corrway, 29, an Irish national, today admitted to transporting more than 600 images of child pornography into New Jersey on a computer hard drive.
Corrway Information

May 29, 2012

Florida resident pleads guilty to securities and investment fraud scheme
Scott Kupersmith, formerly of Alpine, N.J., and now living in Marco Island, Fla., admitted today to engaging in a sophisticated securities and investment fraud scheme.

Bloods gang leader sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy
Vincent Young, the leader of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for conspiring to distribute narcotics in Paterson and Newark, N.J.

May 25, 2012

Brooklyn rabbi pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy
Lavel Schwartz, a rabbi based in Brooklyn, N.Y., has pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder $200,000 to $400,000 in funds that he believed were the proceeds of unlawful activities.
Schwartz Information

May 24, 2012

Alleged fugitive sought for three years arrested in canada
Kujtim Lika, a former Passaic County man who has been a fugitive since being charged in 2009 with multiple crimes in connection with an investigation into several loosely connected Balkan criminal enterprises operating throughout New Jersey, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Canada, and the Netherlands was arrested today in Canada.

West new york, n.J., mayor, son, arrested for hacking and disabling website calling for the mayor’s recall
The mayor of West New York, N.J., and his son were arrested today for allegedly hacking into an e-mail account and website associated with a movement to recall the mayor.
Roque, Felix et al. Complaint

May 23, 2012

Ocean county, n.J., man charged with sexually abusing toddler and streaming assault live over the internet
Rodford W. Brindley Jr., an Ocean County, N.J., man was charged today with sexually abusing a 14-month-old boy and streaming footage of the sexual assault over the Internet.
Brindley Complaint

Former professional football player admits failing to file five years of taxes on $9.2 million in nFL pay
William James, a former professional football player admitted today that he intentionally failed to file federal income tax returns on his NFL salary for tax years 2005 through 2009.
James Information

Nineteen charged in connection with the exportation of stolen automobiles
Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have dismantled an international car theft ring responsible for the exportation of vehicles stolen from the United States to various countries, primarily in West Africa.
Kantete, Hope et. al. Complaint
Bennett, Ronald et. al. Complaint
Fofanah, Dauda et. al. Complaint
Chart of Charges

May 22, 2012

Essex county, n.J., man pleads guilty in gas station robberies
Lamar Sanders, an Essex County, N.J., man today admitted his role in a series of gas station robberies in Elizabeth and Newark on March 8, 2011.
Sanders Information

Alleged genovese organized crime family member and associates among 14 charged in racketeering conspiracy
Thirteen individuals, including one alleged member of the Genovese organized crime family and 12 members and associates of its LaScala Crew, were charged today in connection with an illegal, on-line gambling operation.
Lascala, Joseph et al Complaint

May 18, 2012

New jersey doctor admits taking cash kickbacks for medicare and medicaid patient referrals
Dov Rand, a New Jersey doctor practicing in West Orange today admitted his role in a payment-for-patients scheme in which he took envelopes of cash in exchange for making patient referrals.
Rand Information

May 17, 2012

Former fugitive arraigned on charges of fraud, identity theft and failure to appear
Luis Colon, a former fugitive who was arrested last month in Detroit appeared in Newark federal court today to face charges of fraud, identity theft and failure to appear.
Colon Superseding Indictment

New york doctor indicted in oxycodone distribution conspiracy
Dr. Hassan Lahham, a doctor who allegedly wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges he conspired to illegally distribute the drug, and that he distributed it on numerous occasions.
Lahham Indictment

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 70 months in prison For multimillion-Dollar investment fraud
William Graulich IV, purported managing partner of iVest International Holdings Inc., was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for conspiring to solicit victims to invest millions of dollars based on his false promises.

Multimillion-Dollar real estate ponzi schemer indicted for fraud and money laundering
David Connolly, a Somerset County, N.J, man was arrested today after being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he ran an investment scheme that defrauded victims of at least $9 million.
Connolly Indictment

Passaic county, n.J., man sentenced to 51 months in prison for possession of “Child pornography”
Gilbert Seidel, a Passaic County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for downloading images of young children engaged in sexual activity and posed in a sexually explicit manner.

Essex county, n.J., man allegedly used dead tax preparer’s identity to file hundreds of returns
Todd P. Halpern, an Essex County, N.J., tax return preparer who allegedly filed hundreds of phony federal income tax returns using the identity of a dead return preparer whose business he bought was arrested by federal agents early this morning.
Halpern Criminal Complaint

May 16, 2012

Ex-Spouses plead guilty to wire-Fraud conspiracy, admit causing nearly $500,000 in losses to customers of their mailing house
The owners and operators of KA Mailers LLC, an Eatontown, N.J., bulk mailing house, admitted defrauding clients by dumping large amounts of mail rather than posting it.
Bisogno, Joseph Information
Bisogno, Kathleen Information

Newark men admit roles in armed carjacking
Jermaine May and Alhakim Young, two Newark men today admitted their roles in a gunpoint carjacking in Elizabeth, N.J., on January 25, 2011.
May Superseding Information
Young Superseding Information

Former essex county, n.J., sheriff’s officer indicted for using extortion to help collect a debt
John Balsamo, a former Essex County sheriff’s officer was charged today in connection with his alleged role in using threats of violence to collect a debt owed to another man.
Balsamo Indictment

Former dockworker pleads guilty to extortion conspiracy involving christmastime tribute payments
Edward Aulisi, a former International Longshoremen’s Association (“ILA”) member admitted today that he conspired to extort ILA Local 1235 longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments.
Depiro, Stephen et al Second Superseding Indictment

May 15, 2012

Owner of construction and remodeling business in west orange, n.J., pleads guilty to filing false tax returns
Sing Chan, the owner of Custom Design and Carpentry, LLC, based in West Orange, N.J., admitted today to evading more than $100,000 in tax payments by depositing business checks into his personal accounts and failing to report that income.
Chan Information

Freight forwarder sentenced to six months in prison for conspiracy to facilitate export of goods to iran
Ulrich Davis, a former manager of a Netherlands-based freight-forwarding company was sentenced to six months in prison today for conspiring to defraud the United States by facilitating the illegal export of goods to Iran.

Two phony telephone service wholesalers sentenced to prison for $4.4 million voip fraud scheme
Two men who pretended to be Internet telephone service wholesalers were sentenced today for their roles in a scheme to steal more than $4.4 million from multiple Voice Over Internet Protocol service providers.

May 14, 2012

Former finance executive of new jersey company sentenced to 57 months in prison for embezzling more than $1.3 million
Rusty Spickenreuther, the former controller of an environmental and industrial services firm based in Swedesboro, N.J., was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for defrauding his former employer by improperly diverting funds and taking more than $1.3 million from the company.

Three people To Be Arraigned On Time Share Mortgage Fraud Charges In 29-Count Indictment
Ashley Lacerda, Francis Santore, and Brian Corley are being arraigned today on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering in a $2.6 million time share mortgage fraud.
Lacerda et al. Indictment

May 10, 2012

Labor union officer sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzlement
James J. Kearney, Jr., the former secretary treasurer of a New Jersey ironworkers’ union was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for embezzling more than $560,000 from the union.

Newark man sentenced to 75 months in prison for role in drug conspiracy
Enrique Done of Newark, N.J., was sentenced today to 75 months in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy that stored heroin in Newark for distribution in New Jersey and Philadelphia.

May 9, 2012

Manalapan, n.J., woman pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl, streaming assault live over the internet
Jennifer Mahoney, a Manalapan, N.J., woman pleaded guilty today to the production of child pornography through the sexual exploitation of a five–year–old girl, admitting to abusing the girl on more than one occasion and streaming footage of a sexual assault over the Internet.
Mahoney Information

New york man who admitted to conspiring to defraud the u.S. treasury department sentenced to 18 months in prison
Pedro Rafael Castillo Roman, one of three men from the Bronx, N.Y., who admitted their roles in defrauding the U.S. Department of the Treasury of more than $300,000 in income tax return checks was sentenced today to 18 months in prison.

Bergen county insurance broker admits failing to pay taxes, making illegal donations to federal campaign
Joseph Bigica, a Bergen County insurance broker admitted today to failing to pay more than $2 million in personal income taxes and using straw donors to make almost $100,000 in illegal contributions to a federal campaign committee.
Bigica Information

Bergen county, n.J., man admits role in conspiracy to fraudulently obtain commercial loans
Hong G. Cho, a Bergen County, N.J., man today admitted he conspired with others to fraudulently obtain three commercial loans totaling more than $100,000.
Cho Information

Monmouth county, n.J., man sentenced to seven years in prison for distributing child pornography
Thomas P. Cook of Eatontown, N.J., was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for possessing child pornography, including violent images of child victims.

Former labor union officer pleads guilty to taking payoff from contractor
Patrick Viola, a former union officer from Local 592 of the Laborers’ International Union of North America admitted today that he took a bribe from a contractor.
Viola Information

May 8, 2012

Medical device distributor sentenced for importing, reselling counterfeit and contaminated surgical hernia mesh
RAM Medical, Inc. (“RAM Medical”) — a distributor of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, and miscellaneous commodities — was sentenced today to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine and $72,922.43 in restitution for importing and selling counterfeit and contaminated surgical hernia mesh.

Attorney and real estate developer sentenced to prison for investment fraud conspiracy
Allen Weiss and David Moulakis, two New Jersey real estate developers were sentenced today for their roles in an investment fraud conspiracy that embezzled nearly $1 million in connection with purported commercial real estate developments.

New jersey doctor sentenced to seven years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography
Rocco Martino, 43, of South Orange, N.J., was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for making available images and videos of pre-pubescent children being sexually abused — sometimes violently — to others over the Internet.

North carolina man who admitted to eight new jersey robberies sentenced to nine years in prison for robbing bank and fast food restaurants
Timothy Lester Johnson, a Kingston, N.C., man who admitted to robbing a bank, six fast food restaurants, and a convenience store in New Jersey’s Monmouth and Middlesex Counties between January 29 and February 12, 2011, was sentenced today to 108 months in prison.

Labor union officer pleads guilty to unlawfully demanding payment from a contractor and embezzling funds
Peter A. LoMauro, a labor union official from Middlesex County today admitted demanding and receiving unlawful payments from a contractor and embezzling funds from a labor organization bank account.
LoMauro Indictment

New york man sentenced to 75 months in prison for smuggling cocaine through newark airport
Michael Rose, a New York man was sentenced to 75 months in prison today for arranging to import cocaine from Panama via Newark Liberty International Airport.

May 7, 2012

Ocean county, n.J., man admits possessing child pornography
Christopher Seufert of Brick, N.J., today admitted to possessing more than 600 images of child pornography and to using his computer to send and store them.

Former dynamex corp. employee sentenced to 21 months in prison for theft and tax fraud
Joseph R. Algoo, a former employee of Dynamex Corp. was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for stealing almost $175,000 while managing the company’s New Jersey operations and failing to disclose his stolen income to the IRS.

Former research chemist at global pharmaceutical company sentenced to 18 months in prison for theft of trade secrets
Yuan Li, a former research chemist with global pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis (“sanofi”) was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for stealing sanofi’s trade secrets and making them available for sale through Abby Pharmatech, Inc. (“Abby”), the U.S. subsidiary of a Chinese chemicals company.

Bayonne, new jersey man sentenced to nine years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography
Richard D. Rowley, 53, of Bayonne, N.J., was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for trading images of children being sexually abused.

Essex county man sentenced to 110 months in prison for armed robbery of bank
Lynnell Brown, a Newark, N.J., man was sentenced today to 110 months in prison for the armed robbery of a Sussex County bank.

May 4, 2012

Mother and daughter each sentenced to two years in prison for mortgage fraud scheme
A mother and daughter from New Jersey each were sentenced today to 24 months in prison for participating in a scheme involving New Jersey properties that caused mortgage lenders to release more than $1.9 million in loans obtained by fraud.

Essex county, n.J., man arrested, charged with credit card fraud
Abdullah Bryant, an Essex County, N.J., man allegedly involved in a scheme to illegally obtain and use duplicate credit cards was arrested this morning by special agents of the U.S. Secret Service and officers of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office on a Complaint outlining fraudulent purchases at a number of New Jersey stores.
Bryant Complaint

May 3, 2012

Paterson, n.J., member of the bloods street gang sentenced to 66 months in prison for racketeering conspiracy
Richard Fields, a member of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods from Paterson, N.J., was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for his role in a range of violent crimes and conspiring to distribute narcotics.

Twelve men charged in connection with Multimillion-Dollar pharmaceutical thefts
Federal agents today arrested eleven men who allegedly stole and sold millions of dollars worth of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and other products. Twelve defendants are charged by Complaint in New Jersey as part of a long-term, multi-state investigation initiated by the FBI in Newark into the illegal trafficking of pharmaceuticals and other stolen goods.
Romero-Vidal, Guerra, et. al. Complaint
Romero-Vidal, Tapanes, et. al. Complaint
Romero-Vidal, Diaz-Paez, et. al. Amended Complaint

Two new jersey men indicted in multimillion-dollar cocaine distribution conspiracy
Newark grand jury today returned an Indictment against two men connected to a seizure of approximately 40 kilos of cocaine and nearly $3 million in cash in Englewood Cliffs.
Blanco et. al. Indictment

May 2, 2012

Georgia man admits role in $1.3 million phishing fraud scheme
Waya Nwaki today admitted his role in an Internet fraud ring that stole more than $1.3 million after “phishing”confidential account information from Internet users.
Karklins, Karlis et. al. Indictment

Canadian man sentenced to 30 months in prison for importing cocaine into the united states through newark airport
Azariah Wilson, a Canadian man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for smuggling more than 800 grams of cocaine into the United States from the Republic of Costa Rica.

Former cEO of new jersey payroll services company sentenced to 27 months in prison for attempted tax evasion
Jerry Carter, Jr., the former chief executive officer and sole owner of First Priority Pay (“FPP”), based in Hoboken, N.J., was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for trying to evade almost $477,000 in tax payments.

May 1, 2012

Ocean county, n.J, owner of landscaping business pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud
Bryan Young, an Ocean County, N.J., man today admitted concealing assets in connection with his November 2008 bankruptcy petition.
Young Information

Businessman sentenced to three years of probation for conspiring to Pass $10,000 in cash to then-Mayor of secaucus
Ronald Manzo was sentenced today to three years of probation for conspiring to provide a $10,000 cash payment to the then-mayor of Secaucus, N.J., as well as one year of probation— including five months of home confinement — for violating terms of his probation from a previous criminal conviction.

Former jersey city housing department employee sentenced to prison for tax evasion
John Guarini, a former Jersey City Housing Department employee was sentenced today to six months in prison for evading taxes on cash payments he accepted to obtain expedited development approvals for a purported real estate developer operating in Jersey City.

April 2012

April 27, 2012

Camden, n.J., man sentenced to nine years in prison for unlawful possession of a semiautomatic pistol
Elijah Burks, a Camden man with prior felony convictions was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a semiautomatic pistol with a high capacity magazine.

Newark man sentenced to 45 months in prison for role in bank robbery
Juan Perez, a Newark, N.J., man who conspired with his uncle to rob or attempt to rob two banks was sentenced today to 45 months in prison.

April 26, 2012

Trenton, n.J., man indicted for robbing the same bank twice, carjacking a car, and shooting two people
Jeffrey Garrett, a Trenton, N.J., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for robbing a bank, carjacking a vehicle nine months later and then robbing the same bank later that day, shooting two people in the course of that conduct.
Garrett Indictment

Browns mills, n.J., woman sentenced to more than five years in prison for $1.7 million student loan scam
La'Vada Cruse, a Browns Mills, N.J., woman was sentenced today to 61 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme in which she filed more than 90 fraudulent student loan applications seeking a total of more than $1.7 million.

Lawyers and former owners of mulligan’s bar and restaurant plead guilty to tax evasion conspiracy
Two law partners — former owners of Mulligan’s Bar and Restaurant in Farmingdale, N.J. — today admitted their respective roles in a conspiracy to evade taxes.
Grasso Information
Orlovsky Information

Trenton, n.J., man sentenced to 15 months in prison for stealing social security disability benefits
John Bethea, 55, of Trenton, N.J., was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for stealing nearly $90,000 in Social Security disability benefits and using his brother’s Social Security number to obtain employment and worker’s compensation.

McKesson corp. pays u.S more than $190 million to resolve false claims act allegations
McKesson Corporation has agreed to pay the United States more than $190 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by reporting inflated pricing information for a large number of prescription drugs, causing Medicaid to overpay for those drugs.
McKesson Settlement Agreement

Hamilton township, n.J., mayor charged with attempted extortion
John Bencivengo, the Mayor of Hamilton Township, N.J., surrendered this morning to FBI agents to face allegations he took $12,400 in bribes in exchange for his official influence over a health insurance brokerage contract with the township’s school district.
Bencivengo Complaint

April 25, 2012

Bergen county, n.J., man out on bail for fraud scheme admits to second fraud
Moshe Butler, a Teaneck, N.J., man admitted today to swindling Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and two individuals out of more than $200,000 while he was free on bail for a separate million-dollar fraud scheme.
Butler Information

Two taiwanese nationals charged with conspiring to export sensitive u.S. military technology to china
Two Taiwanese nationals are charged for allegedly seeking to export sensitive U.S. military technology to China after federal agents investigating counterfeit goods smuggling uncovered plots to smuggle drugs into and sensitive defense articles out of the United States.
Shen, Hui Sheng & Chang, Huan Ling Amended Complaint

April 24, 2012

Passaic county, n.J., man sentenced to 46 months in prison for oxycodone distribution scheme
Tamer Awad, a Passaic County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his role in conspiring to illegally sell oxycodone.

April 23, 2012

Ocean county, n.J., man sentenced to four years in prison for posing as licensed physician in medicare fraud scheme
Patrick Lynch, a Toms River, N.J. man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for unlawfully treating patients, prescribing medicine and ordering procedures while posing as a licensed physician with an Ocean County medical practice in a Medicare fraud scheme.

Bronx man sentenced to 41 months in prison for conspiring to import 960 grams of cocaine
Arturo Marin, a Bronx, N.Y., man was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for arranging to import 960 grams of cocaine from the Dominican Republic into the United States via Newark Liberty International Airport and other regional airports.

April 19, 2012

Eight co-Defendants of pharmacist sentenced in oxycodone distribution case
A Manalapan, N.J., man was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison, the last of eight people sentenced this week for their roles in an oxycodone distribution scheme involving the owner of a Middlesex County pharmacy.

Jersey city man sentenced to prison in bank fraud scheme
Syed Rehman, a Jersey City, N.J, man who used his New York auto repair business to perpetuate bank fraud was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for his role in the scheme, which caused four banks to lose approximately $1 million.

South jersey business owner admits evading employment taxes
Vanna Kem, the owner and operator of New Jersey-based temporary employment agency Tri State Labor Services, Inc. (“Tri State”) admitted today to evading the employment taxes for the business.
Kem Information

April 18, 2012

Five men convicted of operating west new york, n.J., heroin mill sentenced to prison terms
Five men who pleaded guilty to charges of operating a heroin manufacturing and distribution mill out of a West New York, N.J., home have been sentenced to prison.

Federal aviation administration safety inspector sentenced to one Year in prison for accepting bribes over a seven-Year period
Harrington Bishop, an aviation safety inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) who admitted accepting tens of thousands of dollars of “tips” in exchange for hundreds of unauthorized pilot check rides was sentenced today to one year in prison.

Owners of charter fishing and river cruising boat companies plead guilty to tax evasion
A father and daughter who own and operate Bogan’s Deep Sea Fishing Center in Brielle, N.J., today admitted failing to report or pay income taxes on a large portion of the money they took in while running their business.
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April 17, 2012

New jersey man sentenced to three years in prison for courthouse assault of u.S. marshals
Wydove Brown, 41, of East Orange, N.J., was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for assaulting and resisting deputy marshals of the U.S. Marshals Service during a June 2010 Newark federal court proceeding.

Sixteen charged in time share mortgage fraud scheme
Nine people from southern New Jersey were arrested today for their alleged roles in a $2.4 million mail fraud conspiracy involving time share mortgages.
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Russian national charged in $1 million trading account hack, securities fraud scheme
Petr Murmylyuk, a Russian national living in New York is charged for his alleged role in a ring that stole approximately $1 million by hacking into retail brokerage accounts and executing sham trades.
Murmylyuk Complaint

Former employee of parsippany, n.J., mortgage lender sentenced to 21 months in prison for fraud
Jorge Abbud, a former employee of a Parsippany, N.J., mortgage lender who admitted taking $138,402 in illegitimate proceeds of multiple home sales as a result of a mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced today to 21 months in prison.

April 16, 2012

Chief investment officer of new jersey hedge fund sentenced to one year in prison for insider trading scheme
James Turner, the chief investment officer and portfolio manager of the Clay Capital Fund, a hedge fund based in Summit, N.J., was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for participating in an insider trading scheme which netted more than $2.5 million in illicit profits.

April 12, 2012

Jury convicts two men in seven armed robberies, shooting of wayne, n.J., police officer
Nelson Otero and Maxcime Cagan were convicted today in Newark federal court on all counts related to the robberies of seven businesses from March 2010 through May 2010 and the shooting of a Wayne, N.J., police officer.

South jersey man indicted for tampering with a witness during the investigation into kidnapping and murder
Henry Ruffin, an Atlantic County, N.J., man charged with tampering with a witness during the investigation into a Hobbs Act robbery and the kidnapping and murder of Nadirah Ruffin was arraigned today before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court.
Ruffin Indictment

Former secaucus mayor sentenced to prison for taking bribe
Former Secaucus, N.J., Mayor Dennis Elwell was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for accepting a $10,000 cash bribe in exchange for agreeing to provide assistance in securing town approvals for purported real estate projects in Secaucus.

Hudson county, n.J., woman sentenced to one year in prison for role in mortgage fraud scheme in northern new jersey
Lucilene Guido, a Hudson County, N.J., woman was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for her role in various mortgage fraud scams that collectively sought to defraud lenders out of more than $5.5 million and involved 17 New Jersey properties.

Passaic county, n.J., tax preparer charged with mortgage fraud and identity theft
Luccio Chavez, a Passaic County, N.J., tax preparer was arrested today for his role in defrauding a national bank of more than $300,000 in connection with a fraudulently obtained mortgage and with aggravated identity theft.
Chavez Complaint

April 11, 2012

Jersey city, n.J., man pleads guilty to robbing federal credit union
Stanley P. Powell, a Jersey City, N.J., man today admitted robbing the Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union in Jersey City in November 2010.
Powell Indictment

Two former executives of first priority pay sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax fraud
The former vice president of operations and the former director of sales for First Priority Pay (“FPP”), a payroll services company based in Hoboken, N.J., were both sentenced to prison today for defrauding FPP clients of almost $1 million and failing to pay $400,000 in taxes.

Former teacher admits distributing images of child sexual abuse
Brian Stern, a former seventh grade science teacher and swim coach at an independent New Jersey day school admitted today to making available images and videos of pre-pubescent children being sexually abused — sometimes violently — to others over the Internet.
Stern Information

April 9, 2012

Passaic county, n.J. woman sentenced to 19 months in prison for defrauding iRS by preparing false tax returns
Jane Beasley, a Paterson, N.J., woman was sentenced today to 19 months in prison for preparing numerous false individual income tax returns on behalf of her clients in Paterson, N.J., resulting in a significant tax loss to the IRS.

Man who allegedly recorded girls with hidden camera faces federal child pornography charge
Ronald Oshrin, a man who allegedly installed hidden cameras in his home to record young girls appeared in court today to face a federal child pornography charge.
Oshrin Complaint

Randolph, n.J., otolaryngologist sentenced to two years in prison for health care fraud
Dr. Michael P. Stein, a North Caldwell, N.J., doctor was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in defrauding Blue Cross Blue Shield of more than $725,000 by submitting false claims for services he never performed.

April 5, 2012

Fifth man pleads guilty in $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme
William Brown, a fifth New Jersey man today admitted his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud conspiracy, recruiting “straw buyers” to purchase real estate properties in New Jersey, South Carolina, and Georgia and causing lenders to release more than $18 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications.
Brown Information

Former superintendent of toms river regional school district pleads guilty to corruption and tax fraud charges
Michael J. Ritacco, the former Superintendent for the Toms River Regional School District today admitted taking bribes to influence school district insurance contracts.
Ritacco et. al. Superseding Indictment

April 4, 2012

Essex county, n.J., man sentenced to 87 months in prison for carjacking east orange police officer
Glen Green, an Essex County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for carjacking an East Orange, N.J., police officer’s personal vehicle.

April 3, 2012

New york man pleads guilty to credit card fraud
Carlos J. Collier, a New York man today admitted his role in a scheme to use stolen credit card numbers to create counterfeit credit cards and use the cards up and down the East Coast to obtain cash and purchase merchandise.
Collier Information

Fort dix inmate pleads guilty in death of another inmate
David Besaw, a Connecticut man serving a prison sentence at the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution today admitted pushing a fellow inmate to his death during an argument.
Besaw Information

nurse practitioner pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks for medicare and medicaid patient referrals
Jose Castaneda, a Passaic County, N.J., man who formerly worked in Newark as a nurse practioner today admitted his role in a cash-for-patients scheme in which he took envelopes of cash in exchange for patient referrals.
Castaneda Information

Two former members of ship’s crew both sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiring to sink boat for payment
Two former crew members of the fishing boat Alexander II who admitted to participating in a plot to sink the boat off the coast of Cape May in August 2009 in exchange for payment were sentenced to prison today.

April 2, 2012

Three new jersey men plead guilty to stealing $1.4 million from new York-Based defense contractor
A former insurance agent for a New-York based defense contractor and his two friends today admitted stealing $1.4 million from the company.
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Broker pleads guilty in bribery, kickback, fraud and perjury scheme involving toms river schools
The former insurance broker for the Toms River Regional School District today admitted his role in a scheme to pay bribes and other benefits to the then-superintendent of schools to get and maintain a contract to provide insurance services for the district.
Gartland & O'Leary Indictment
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March 2012

March 29, 2012

Three sons of sugar hill records founders admit failing to file income tax returns resulting in $1.28m tax loss
Three sons of the founders of the Sugar Hill Records hip-hop recording label today admitted failing to file federal tax returns for several years.
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March 28, 2012

West virginia man pleads guilty to illegal sale of 28 guns in new jersey
Rickie Joe Rakes, Jr., a Mount Hope, W.Va., man today admitted to selling guns without a license and illegally possessing firearms.
Rakes Information

Florida-Based former attorney pleads guilty for conspiring to defraud investors of approximately $1 million through bogus investments
Katherine Ferro, a disbarred Miami attorney admitted today to her role in a conspiracy that defrauded victims out of approximately $1 million by soliciting their investments in fraudulent schemes.
Ferro Information

N.J. department of labor senior investigator sentenced to five years in prison for bribery scheme
Joseph Rivera, a senior investigator with the N.J. Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Wage and Hour Compliance, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison in connection with a bribery scheme in which he accepted $1.86 million from owners and operators of temporary labor firms in return for his official assistance.

Colombian national admits trying to bribe immigration officials for residency in the united states
Byron Zabala, a Colombian national whose U.S. residency application was denied for containing fraudulent information admitted today to promising $30,000 in bribes to immigration officials in an attempt to stay in the country and secure a work permit.
Zabala Indictment

Middlesex county, n.J., man sentenced to three years in prison for child pornography possession
Joseph R. Buckelew, III, an East Brunswick, N.J., man was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for storing on his home computer a collection of images of children being sexually abused.

Newark man sentenced to 10 years in prison for carjacking, weapons possession
Amonra Jackson, a Newark man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his role in a gunpoint carjacking.

March 27, 2012

Newark, n.J., man sentenced to 78 months for car theft
Reginald Anderson, a Newark, N.J., man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for his role in the car-jacking of a vehicle in Newark on Dec. 6, 2010.

March 23, 2012

Former nBA player and cEO of the george group indicted in ponzi scheme
C. Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, was indicted today by a Newark grand jury for allegedly orchestrating a $2 million investment fraud scheme.
George Indictment

March 21, 2012

Georgia man sentenced to prison for multimillion-dollar insurance fraud perpetrated on new jersey victims
Edward Dombrowski, an Acworth, Ga., man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for bilking an insurance company, a premium finance company, and related companies out of more than $15 million by falsely claiming that he had bound group life insurance policies for several hundred municipal employees in Linden, N.J., as well as several New Jersey unions.

March 20, 2012

North carolina man sentenced to 90 months in prison for $1.4 million investment fraud scheme
Michael Noreski, a Coquino Beach, N.C., man was sentenced today to 90 months in prison for his role in an investment scheme that defrauded investors of $1.4 million.

Newark, n.J., man sentenced to 15 years in prison for carjacking and four armed pharmacy robberies
Reginald H. Ware was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for participating in four armed pharmacy robberies in Jersey City and Union City, N.J., between July and October 2010, and a Jersey City carjacking in October 2010.

March 16, 2012

Sussex county, n.J., woman convicted by jury in phony mortgage loan scheme
Crystal Paling, a Sussex County, N.J., woman was convicted by a jury today for her role in a wire fraud and money laundering scheme involving phony mortgages issued for properties in New Jersey and Florida.

Contractor charged with agreeing to bribe union city, n.J., official for construction approvals
Bryant Venegas, a Union City, N.J., contractor appeared in court today to face a federal charge that he agreed to give bribes and corrupt payments in connection with a Union City Zoning Board matter.
Venegas Complaint

March 15, 2012

Four charged federally with transporting stolen handguns and assault rifles into new jersey
Three South Carolina men and one Newark resident face federal charges for allegedly transporting 22 firearms into New Jersey that were recently stolen from gun shops in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Holston et al Criminal Complaint

March 14, 2012

Belleville, n.J, man sentenced to 21 months in prison for extorting Non-Profit company in new york
Michael Arpaio, a Belleville, N.J., man was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for extorting a New York-based non-profit company that collected and sold used clothing and donated the net profits to a charity.

March 13, 2012

Bergen county, n.J., man sentenced to 28 months in prison for fraudulent tax refund claims
Stephen Pirrone, a Bergen County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns in order to obtain more than $200,000 in tax refunds.

Holmdel, n.J., telecommunications executive pleads guilty, admits to filing false personal income tax returns
Steven Imburgio, the controller and operator of a New York telecommunications business admitted today to filing false personal federal income tax returns.
Imburgio Information

March 12, 2012

Former employee of new jersey-Based gourmet mushroom distributor sentenced to prison for stealing mushrooms for rival company
Gino Silva, the former inventory control manager for D’Artagnan, a gourmet mushroom distributor in Newark, was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for stealing thousands of dollars worth of mushrooms from his employer while awaiting sentencing for an unrelated $1.2 million embezzlement scheme.

March 9, 2012

Former president of new york financial company sentenced to 11 years in prison for $1.6 million investment fraud
Robert J. Sucarato, the former owner and president of New York Financial Co. (NYFC) was sentenced today to 132 months in prison for his role in a $1.6 million investment fraud scheme.

March 8, 2012

South jersey doctor pleads guilty to tax evasion
Scott Salkind, a doctor from Burlington County, N.J., today admitted evading taxes on income diverted from his medical practice for his personal use.
Salkind Information

March 7, 2012

bergen county, n.J., man charged in financial fraud scheme
Moshe Butler, a Teaneck, N.J., man was charged today in connection with a scheme in which he allegedly defrauded Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC of more than $37,000.
Butler Complaint

March 6, 2012

New jersey labor union officer sentenced to halfway house, home confinement, for embezzlement of union funds
Kevin McKnight, the former secretary treasurer of a New Jersey transportation workers’ union was sentenced to four months in a halfway house today for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the union’s accounts for his personal use.

Career bank robber sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing tD bank in absecon, N.J.
Marcus Newton, an Atlantic City, N.J., man with a history of bank robberies in New Jersey, Michigan and Georgia was sentenced to 120 months in prison today for robbing a TD Bank in Absecon, N.J.

March 5, 2012

Member of large-Scale identity theft ring sentenced
Jung-Sook Ko, a Bergen County, N.J., woman who was a member of a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme was sentenced to 41 months in prison today.

Member of armed robbery crew sentenced to four years in prison in connection with middlesex county thefts
Erik Prascak, a member of an armed robbery crew that primarily targeted businesses and homes in Middlesex County, N.J., was sentenced today to 48 months in prison.

Medical assistant charged for allegedly treating patients without a license, falsifying billings to medicare
A federal grand jury has indicted a medical assistant, Mario Roncal, for a pair of large medical services companies with offices in New Jersey and New York who allegedly posed as a doctor and treated patients without a license.
Roncal Indictment

March 2, 2012

Former executive director of south amboy, n.J., housing authority pleads guilty to federal election fraud and tax evasion
Thomas J. O’Leary, the former executive director of the South Amboy Housing Authority, admitted his role in a scheme to funnel illegal campaign contributions to the Democratic primary election campaign of Joseph Vas for U.S. Congress in 2006, as well as one count of evading taxes.
O'Leary Indictment
O'Leary Information

Newark, n.J., man charged with multiple bank robberies
Clifton E. Mosley has been arrested in connection with three Essex County, N.J., bank robberies committed in February.
Mosley Complaint

Elmwood park, n.J., man indicted for clean air act violations
Vele Bozinoski, of Elmwood Park, N.J., charged with allegedly violating the federal Clean Air Act for improperly removing asbestos from a building made his initial appearance today before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court.
Bozinoski Indictment

Twenty-Nine charged in new jersey for related, international schemes to import counterfeit goods and drugs, launder profit
NEWARK, N.J. – Federal agencies coordinating parallel international investigations have disrupted massive conspiracies to import hundreds of millions of dollars in counterfeit goods from China and illegal drugs from Taiwan to the United States, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Associate Director James A. Dinkins announced.
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March 1, 2012

Former owner and operator of phony mortgage rescue company sentenced to prison for role in fraud scheme
Stephen French, a Scotch Plains, N.J., man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme he organized through Elite Financial Solutions, a purported home foreclosure rescue company he owned and operated.

Federal jury convicts east orange, n.J., man of illegal firearm possession
Rahim Gilbert, an East Orange, N.J., man was convicted today for illegal possession of a loaded handgun by a convicted felon.


February 2012

February 28, 2012

former morgan stanley smith barney financial advisor admits stealing from client accounts
Victor Manuel Rivera, a former Morgan Stanley Smith Barney financial advisor admitted today stealing from client accounts and using the stolen money for personal expenditures.
Rivera Information

Florida man arrested, charged with bankruptcy fraud
Bryan Young, a former Ocean County, N.J., resident was arrested today and charged with hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets in connection with his November 2008 personal bankruptcy petition.
Young Complaint

February 24, 2012

Former guttenberg, n.J., councilman sentenced for money laundering and attempted extortion, bribery
Former Guttenberg, N.J., councilman and police officer Vincent Tabbachino was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for attempted extortion and bribery as well as for laundering approximately $125,000 in funds that he believed were criminal proceeds.

Middlesex county, n.J., man in federal custody charged with attempting to escape from trenton hospital
Joseph Vitale, a Middlesex County, N.J., man who was in custody awaiting a hearing for allegedly violating conditions of his federal supervised release made his first appearance in federal court today on charges of attempting to flee from a hospital.
Vitale Complaint

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to soliciting kidnapping of new jersey woman and her young child
Jayen I. Patel, 41, of Southampton, Pa., admitted today to engaging someone he thought was a white supremacist to kidnap a New Jersey woman and her child.
Patel Indictment

February 23, 2012

Pharmacist sentenced to 25 years in prison in scheme to distribute prescription drugs
Vincent Hsia, a pharmacist and the former proprietor of Lincoln Pharmacy Network, located in Edison, N.J., was sentenced today to 300 months in prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and filing false personal and corporate tax returns.

Manalapan, n.J., man sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion, making false statements
Eric Logiudice, a Manalpan, N.J., man who admitted evading his personal taxes and sending false documents to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive federal funding to which he was not entitled was sentenced today to 18 months in prison.

February 22, 2012

Ocean county, n.J., man charged with distributing child pornography
Arthur Frazer, Jr., 33, of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., was arrested and charged by Complaint today with distributing child pornography, including images of children as young as 4 months old.
Frazer Complaint

Four members of large-Scale identity theft ring sentenced
Four members of a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme have been sentenced to prison terms for their respective roles in the fraud.

Paterson, n.J., man sentenced to more than five years in prison for distribution of oxycodone
Harun Arslan, 28, of Paterson, N.J., was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for his illegal sale of oxycodone pills.

Eight charged in conspiracy to steal checks from u.S. mail
Eight people involved in a scheme to steal personal checks from the U.S. mail and fraudulently endorse and deposit them into their personal bank accounts were charged this morning in connection with their alleged roles in the bank fraud.
Hinton-Lovelace et. al. Complaint

February 17, 2012

U.S. citizen charged with attempting to smuggle illegal aliens through newark airport in exchange for cash, work
Fernando Ramirez, a U.S. citizen was arrested last night at Newark Liberty International Airport after allegedly attempting to smuggle three citizens of the Dominican Republic into the country illegally in return for payment.
Ramirez Complaint

Two new york men charged with selling fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions
Two New York men made their initial court appearances today after being arrested by federal agents last night for allegedly operating an oxycodone distribution network using counterfeit medical prescriptions.
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February 16, 2012

Foreign national extradited from nigeria to face charges he used stolen identities to raid retirement accounts
Rasheed Mustapha arrived in the United States yesterday following his extradition from Nigeria to face charges that he conspired to steal money from 401(k) accounts, steal the identities of the account holders, and launder the proceeds of the scheme.
Owoeye et. al. Superseding Indictment

Contractor hired to renovate union headquarters arrested for stealing union funds
Raymond Norville, a contractor who was hired to renovate and repair the International Longshoreman’s Association-Local 1233 headquarters in Newark was arrested at his home today for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 from the union.
Norville Complaint

February 15, 2012

Co-Owners of home savers consulting corp. sentenced to prison for orchestrating mortgage foreclosure rescue scheme
Two Brooklyn, N.Y., men, Phil A. Simon and Garth Celestine, were sentenced today for conspiring with each other and others in a mortgage fraud scheme that falsely promised to help homeowners facing foreclosure keep their homes and repair their damaged credit.

Hoover five-Deuce crip sentenced to 30 years in prison for newark assault of fBI special agent
Durrell Smith, a member of the Hoover-Five Deuce Crips criminal street gang was sentenced today to 360 months in prison for offenses related to his involvement in a 2010 assault on an FBI special agent and task force officer.

Camden, n.J., man charged with leading large-Scale crack cocaine network
Jeffrey Jones, aka "Jazzy," a Camden, N.J., man who allegedly led a drug organization that distributed at least 150 kilograms of crack cocaine over a period of 17 years has been arrested and charged for his role in the operation.
Jones Complaint

New york man sentenced to more than seven years in prison for conspiring to import 1.9 kilos of cocaine
Reginold Estrada, a New York man was sentenced to a total of 93 months in federal prison today for his admitted role in a scheme to import of 1.9 kilos of cocaine from Panama into the United States via Newark Liberty International Airport.

Ventnor city, n.J., man admits robbing two banks in two weeks
William F. Plyler, III, a Ventnor City, N.J., man today admitted to robbing Ocean City Home Bank in Margate, N.J., on July 23, 2010, and The Bank in Absecon, N.J., on August 5, 2010.
Plyler Information

February 14, 2012

More than $9.6 million in contraband cigarette sales lead to six arrests in new jersey sting
Six men from southern New Jersey were arrested today for their alleged roles in a $9.6 million conspiracy to obtain contraband, untaxed cigarettes for sale – including out of three New Jersey retail locations.
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Dentist sentenced to prison, home confinement for failing to file income tax returns
Gary J. Tashjian, a dentist with a private practice in Clifton, N.J., was sentenced today to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for failing to file his 2005 and 2006 federal income tax returns.

February 10, 2012

Essex county, n.J., man admits role in port bribery scheme
Louis Gargiulo, an Essex County, N.J., contractor admitted today to paying bribes to an employee of a container ship terminal facility at a port in Union County to secure contracts for construction projects.
Gargiulo Information

Four people plead guilty in connection with large-scale identity theft ring
Four people who took part in a sophisticated, large-scale identity theft ring have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in connection with the scheme.

“Interstate boys” admit scamming wal-mart and t-Mobile in multi-state iD theft and fraud conspiracy
Two members of a group calling themselves the “Interstate Boys” — because their crimes stretched the length of Interstate 95 from Maine to Florida— admitted today to conspiring to defraud Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and T-Mobile USA by using stolen identities to open phone plans they used without paying and to buy phones they sold at a profit.
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February 9, 2012

Jackson, n.J., school bus driver charged with distribution of child pornography
Frank J. Bognar, a Jackson, N.J., school bus driver was arrested by federal agents early this morning for using his home computer to distribute child pornography.
Bognar Complaint

Middlesex county, n.J., man sentenced to three years in prison for possession of child pornography
Hakan Pekcan, a Middlesex County, N.J., man who admitted collecting sexually explicit images of children on DVDs he purchased from Japan and by downloading them from the Internet was sentenced to 36 months in prison today.

Ocean county, n.J, man charged in 29-count child pornography indictment
Dwayne Tucker, a Trenton grand jury returned an Indictment today charging an Ocean County, N.J., man for his alleged distribution and possession of child pornography, including images of very young children participating in sexually explicit conduct with adults.
Tucker Indictment

February 8, 2012

Former bank worker charged with stealing and concealing more than $1.8 million from employer
Karen R. Febles, a former bank employee was arrested this morning and charged with stealing $1.8 million from her employer and concealing the thefts while acting as the victim’s executive assistant.
Febles Complaint

February 7, 2012

Bergen county, n.J., lawyer admits $400,000 mortgage fraud scheme
Michael R. Senick, a Bergen County, N.J., lawyer admitted today to participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused lenders to release approximately $400,000 based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications.
Senick Information

Former bCIA chairman and principal in new jersey mortgage brokerage firm sentenced to prison in mortgage fraud scheme
Ronald J. O’Malley, former chairman and commissioner of the Bergen County Improvement Authority (“BCIA”) and principal in a Ridgewood, N.J., mortgage brokerage firm, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme that falsely claimed BCIA employment for numerous mortgage borrowers.

February 6, 2012

Freight forwarder pleads guilty to conspiracy for facilitating export of goods to iran
Ulrich Davis, a former manager of a Netherlands-based freight-forwarding company pleaded guilty today for conspiring to defraud the United States by facilitating the illegal export of goods to Iran.
Davis Information

February 3, 2012

Clayton, n.J., man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography
Stephen Silver, a Clayton, N.J., man pleaded guilty today to possession hundreds of images of child pornography stored on a computer in his home.
Silver Information

East greenwich, n.J, man sentenced to 20 years in prison for offering child rape videos on internet
Robert J. Paratore, an East Greenwich, N.J., man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for advertizing child pornography for others to download over the Internet, including videos of infants being sexually assaulted.

February 2, 2012

Newark, n.J., man pleads guilty to conspiracy and armed carjacking
Gregory Brown, an Essex County, N.J., man today admitted his role in a carjacking conspiracy, including stealing a car at gunpoint.

New jersey probation officer charged with tax evasion
Federal agents arrested a New Jersey state probation officer, Charles Armstead, a/k/a Rawus Jamus, at his home today on charges of evading federal income taxes from 2005 through 2008 by falsely claiming that he was exempt from income tax withholding.
Armstead Indictment

New jersey vending company executive charged with defrauding pepsi of $2.9 million
Joseph Belasco, the chief financial officer of New Jersey vending company Culinary Ventures Vending was arrested this morning in Union, N.J., by special agents of the FBI and IRS – Criminal Investigation on charges he defrauded Pepsi Bottling Group of approximately $2.9 million.
Belasco Indictment

January 2012

January 31, 2012

Former high-Ranking n.J. department of corrections official pleads guilty to extortion
Lydell B. Sherrer, a former deputy commissioner of the N.J. Department of Corrections (“NJDOC”), today admitted attempting to obtain $10,000 from an employee in exchange for securing that person’s continued employment with the department or its private contractor.
Sherrer Indictment

East orange, n.J. construction official charged with taking bribe
Kim Davis, a longtime construction official in the property maintenance department of the city of East Orange, N.J., was arrested this morning in East Orange by special agents of the FBI for allegedly taking a bribe from an East Orange property owner in exchange for his assistance in city government matters.
Davis Indictment

January 26, 2012

Two new jersey residents indicted separately for conspiracy to file false tax returns
A Middlesex County woman and a Hudson County man were both charged today in separate Indictments for their roles in trying to fraudulently obtain tax refunds by filing false claims with the IRS.
Omari Indictment
Omoni Indictment

Elizabeth, n.J., bank employee charged with conspiracy to commit bank robbery
Jelani Bustamonte, a TD Bank employee from Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested today on charges he conspired to commit bank robbery.
Bustamonte Complaint

Former owner of temporary labor firm sentenced to two years in prison for bribery and tax scheme
Channavel "Danny" Kong, the former owner and operator of Philadelphia temporary labor firm Sunrise Labor was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for bribing a senior investigator with the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (LWD) and failing to pay taxes.

January 25, 2012

Bergen county, n.J., man admits to taking part in large-Scale identity theft ring
Hyun-Yop Sung, a Bergen County N.J., man admitted his role in producing and using fraudulent documents as part of a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme.

Wantage, new jersey man sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to rob two banks in one week
William R. Carberry Jr. was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for robbing TD Bank in Jersey City, N.J., on June 25, 2010, and attempting to rob Chase Bank in Franklin, N.J., on June 28, 2010.

Three new york men admit to conspiring to defraud the u.S. treasury department of $300,000
Three men from the Bronx, N.Y., have admitted their roles in defrauding the U.S. Department of the Treasury of more than $300,000 in income tax return checks.
Lara Trinidad Information

January 24, 2012

Dayton, n.J., mail carrier arrested, facing multiple charges in connection with fraudulent tax refund scheme
Bennie H. Haynes, a U.S. Postal Service worker was arrested today and charged in connection with his role in a scheme to provide, in exchange for payment, addresses to be used to file fraudulent tax returns and divert refund checks from his mail route.
Haynes Complaint

Canadian man admits role in importing more than 800 grams of cocaine into the united states
Azariah Wilson, a Canadian man admitted today to he smuggled more than 800 grams of cocaine into the United States from the Republic of Costa Rica.
Wilson Information

January 23, 2012

Bloods gang member sentenced to 105 months for murder plot
Samad McCallum, a member of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to 105 months for conspiring to murder a rival gang member in April 2009 and illegally possessing firearms.

Belleville, n.J., woman sentenced to 33 months in prison for role in structuring and mortgage fraud
Kim S. Morris, a Belleville, N.J., woman was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded Wells Fargo Bank and structuring money orders to evade transaction reporting and identification requirements.

January 20, 2012

atlantic highlands, n.J., man charged with distribution of child pornography
Danial Hillman, an Atlantic Highlands, N.J., man made his initial court appearance today after surrendering to federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security on charges of distributing child pornography.
Hillman Complaint

January 19, 2012


Manalapan, n.J., woman charged with sexually abusing girl, streaming assault live over the internet

Jennifer Mahoney, a Manalapan, N.J., woman is charged with the sexual exploitation of a 5-year-old girl after allegedly abusing the girl on more than one occasion and streaming footage of a sexual assault over the Internet.
Mahoney Complaint


January 18, 2012


Former cFO of new jersey investment management company pleads guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion
David Newmark, the former chief financial officer of Columbus Hill Capital Management, LP, an investment management firm based in Short Hills, N.J., today admitted to embezzling more than $10.4 million from his employer.
Newmark Information

January 17, 2012

Trenton, n.J., man pleads guilty to stealing social security disability benefits
John Bethea, 55, of Trenton, N.J., admitted today to stealing nearly $90,000 in Social Security disability benefits and using his brother’s Social Security number to obtain employment and worker’s compensation.
Bethea Information

Research chemist at global pharmaceutical company pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets
Yuan Li, a former research chemist with global pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis (“sanofi”) admitted today to stealing sanofi’s trade secrets and making them available for sale through Abby Pharmatech, Inc. (“Abby”), the U.S. subsidiary of a Chinese chemicals company.
Li Information

January 13, 2012

Consultant sentenced to prison, home confinement, for bribery of jersey city official
Jersey City, N.J., consultant Joseph Cardwell was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months home confinement for his role in agreeing to provide a $10,000 bribe payment to a city official in order to influence that official regarding real estate development matters.

New jersey man pleads guilty, admits courtroom assault of u.S. marshals
Wydove Brown, 41, of East Orange, N.J., admitted today to assaulting and resisting deputy marshals of the U.S. Marshals Service during a June 2010 Newark federal court proceeding.
Brown Indictment

Newark man pleads guilty to carjacking and related crimes
Jerome Conover, a Newark man today admitted his role in the gunpoint carjacking of an SUV in the city last winter.
Conover Information

January 12, 2012

Voorhees, n.J., man sentenced to more than eight years in prison on robbery, drug and weapons charges
Donnell Cheek, a Voorhees, N.J., man who used his share of more than $65,000 robbed from a gas station owner to purchase cocaine with the intent to sell the drug was sentenced today to 100 months in prison.

Two essex county, n.J., men plead guilty in $1 million wire fraud, money laundering scheme
Two Essex County, N.J., men pleaded guilty today for their respective roles in a scam that used phony identification documents to set up various checking accounts to launder and steal more than $1 million.
Umah Information
Awa Information

Long island defense contractor sentenced to two years in prison for bribery
Thanomsak Hongthong, the president and CEO of a defense contracting firm in Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for offering a $100,000 bribe to a Department of Defense contracting officer at Fort Monmouth in N.J..

Former employee of parsippany, n.J., mortgage lender pleads guilty to fraud
Jorge Abbud, a former employee of a Parsippany, N.J., mortgage lender admitted today to taking $138,402 in illegitimate proceeds of multiple home sales as a result of a mortgage fraud scheme.
Abbud Information

January 11, 2012

Freehold, n.J., man sentenced to nine years in prison for child pornography collection
John L. Donahue, Jr., 47, of Freehold, N.J., was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for collecting sexually explicit images of children and downloading them from the Internet.

Union city, n.J, man sentenced to five years in prison for role in heroin mill conspiracy
Jose Manuel Almonte, a Union City, N.J., man convicted for his role in a conspiracy to process, package, and distribute heroin was sentenced today to 60 months in prison.

Bergen county, n.J. woman sentenced to more than three years in prison for $8 million ponzi scheme
Jenifer Devine, a Bergen County, N.J., woman who owned a purported wholesale merchandise broker and admitted running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that resulted in more than $2 million in losses to investors was sentenced today to 37 months in prison.

January 10, 2012

Bergen county man sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiring to fraudulently make identity documents
Yu-Je Jo, a Bergen County, N.J., resident who admitted his role in providing a fraudulent Social Security card, California driver’s license and counterfeit Korean passport was sentenced today to 30 months in prison.

Largest recruiter of investors to nevin shapiro’s $930 million ponzi scheme sentenced to prison for lying to the iRS about millions in related income
The man who brought more individuals than anyone else to invest in Nevin Shapiro’s $930 million Ponzi scheme was sentenced today to a year and a day in prison for failing to report to the IRS millions of the more than $12 million in related commissions he received.

January 9, 2012

Leader of large scale identity theft ring and co-Conspirator plead guilty, admit roles in fraud enterprise
The leader of a fraud ring that engaged in identity theft and financial crimes which have led to charges against 54 individuals admitted today to directing the large scale, sophisticated criminal enterprise.
Park Information
Yu Information

Crew member pleads guilty, admits conspiring with owner and others to sink boat for insurance payment
Arthur "Todd" Vitola, a former crew member of a fishing boat admitted today that he participated in a conspiracy to help the boat’s owner sink the ship, the Alexander II, in order to collect $400,000 from the insurance company that insured the boat.
Vitola Information

Pennsylvania doctor admits illegally selling percocet prescriptions from new jersey office
Dr. Augustine S. Lee admitted today to illegally selling Percocet prescriptions from his Trenton office.
Lee Information

January 6, 2012

Newark man pleads guilty to carjacking and related crimes
Taj Elliot, a Newark man responsible for a gunpoint carjacking in the city last winter pleaded guilty today, admitting his role in the crime.
Elliot Information

January 4, 2012

Husband and wife plead guilty to federal tax violations
Michael and Melissa Rudow, a married couple who own and operate a construction company, both pleaded guilty today to federal tax violations.

Two men sentenced in money laundering scheme
Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim and Akiva Aryeh Weiss were sentenced today for their respective roles in a money laundering scheme in which Weiss operated an illegal money transmitting business.

January 3, 2012

New jersey doctor pleads guilty to receipt and distribution of child pornography
Rocco Martino, 43, of South Orange, N.J., admitted today to making available images and videos of pre-pubescent children being sexually abused — sometimes violently — to others over the Internet.
Martino Information

 

 

 

 

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