Serving the District of New Jersey
The United States Attorney's Office is proud to represent the federal law enforcement interests of the people of New Jersey and the country. The office is responsible for the prosecution of federal criminal statutes for all of New Jersey, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug importation through New Jersey ports, and many other criminal acts. The Office also is charged, through its Civil Division, with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
It is a major, persistent undertaking that brings together the vast and experienced resources of the Office's 135 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, as well as some of the finest federal investigative agencies and agents found anywhere in the United States - the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, among others.
The District of New Jersey is a single district with three vicinages: Newark, Trenton and Camden. Together, the three district offices and their Assistant U.S. Attorneys and supervisors effectively cover the entire state - from High Point to Cape May Point - to enforce criminal and civil statutes of the United States.
You will find several links to resources we hope you will find informative and helpful, including one to our press office website, which provides frequently updated news releases concerning the Office's criminal and civil prosecutions and initiatives.
Owners Of Tax Preparation Business Indicted On New Charges For Filing Phony Tax Returns For New Jersey Prison Inmates
March 6, 2014
Kamal J. James and Crystal G. Hawkins, the owners of a tax preparation business that filed fraudulent tax returns on behalf of inmates at various New Jersey prisons, were indicted today on additional charges of mail fraud and making claims to the United States for payment of fraudulent tax refunds.
Brooklyn, N.Y., Man Admits Traveling to New Jersey to Violently Extort Divorce Consent From Reluctant Husband
March 6, 2014
David Hellman, a Brooklyn, N.Y., man, admitted today in Trenton federal court to traveling to New Jersey in order to coerce a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce.
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Montgomery County, Pa., Man Admits Three Bank Robberies
March 4, 2014
Kyle Wilson, a Montgomery County, Pa., man, today admitted his role in three bank robberies in Pennsylvania.
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Former New Jersey Attorney Admits Generating More Than $1 Million Profit From Phony awsuits Filed In New York State Court
March 4, 2014
Arobert C. Tonogbanua, a former attorney in the Haddonfield, N.J., office of a firm specializing in toxic tort litigation, today admitted that he falsified defendants' names in more than 100 asbestos suits filed in New York State courts in order to increase business and his standing in the firm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey.
FEMA is now accepting applications from residents and business owners who sustained losses in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Union County.
Register online at
www.disasterassistance.gov , by web-enabled mobile device atm.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.