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November 2014

November 21, 2014
Former Newark City Hall Employee Pleads Guilty to Producing Fraudulent Birth Certificates
A former Newark City Hall employee today admitted producing fraudulent New Jersey birth certificates.
Cooke, Cory Information

Former South Plainfield, N.J., Police Captain Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexually Exploiting a Minor
A former South Plainfield police captain was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for exploiting a minor girl by enticing her to live-stream sexually explicit acts via the Internet in exchange for payment.

New York Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison Role in Multimillion-Dollar International Cybercrime scheme
A member of an alleged international cybercrime, identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for his role in a scheme to use information hacked from customer accounts at more than a dozen banks, brokerage firms, payroll processing companies and government agencies to attempt to steal $15 million from customers.

November 20, 2014
Manhattan Man Charged with Traveling to New Jersey for Illegal Sexual activity with 13-Year-Old Girl
A Manhattan man was arrested today for traveling to New Jersey for the purpose of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.
Smith, Michael Tway Complaint

Monmouth County, N.J., Man Pleads Guilty to Operating $20 Million Ponzi Scheme
A Colts Neck, New Jersey, man who defrauded dozens of investors today admitted operating a $20 million Ponzi scheme out of his Fair Haven, New Jersey office and Miami residence.
Spina, Louis Information

Former New Jersey Resident Arrested for Defrauding investment bank of more than $1.5 million
A former New Jersey resident was arrested today in North Carolina on charges that he allegedly orchestrated a scheme to defraud a United States subsidiary of an international investment bank of more than $1.5 million.
Lieberman, Michael Complaint

November 19, 2014
New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office Collects $53 Million in Asset Forfeiture and More than $17 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today that the New Jersey District, working with partner agencies and divisions, collected $52,963,571in asset forfeiture actions in Fiscal Year 2014; it also collected $17,289,649 – $15,063,556 in criminal actions and $2,226,093 in civil actions – during the same fiscal year.

South Carolina Man Admits Tampering With Witness And Lying During Federal Criminal Trial
A South Carolina man today admitted tampering with a witness in a federal criminal trial that concluded in September 2013.
Nadeau, Dennis Information

Two People Charged In A Scheme To Defraud Their Former Employers Of Millions Of Dollars
Two Bergen County, New Jersey, residents were charged today in a scheme to defraud two international companies out $3 million by fraudulently billing them for services that were never completed.
Brown, Barbara, and DeGruchy, Philip Charles Complaint

November 18, 2014

Essex County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Using Stolen Identities to Obtain Tax Refund Checks
An Irvington, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for using stolen identities to file false tax returns and obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refund checks.

Essex County, N.J., Contractor Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for Defrauding Bronx Home Owner
An Essex County, N.J. contractor who was paid nearly $100,000 to renovate the home of a Bronx, N.Y., woman, was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for defrauding her of the money in connection with the remodeling project.

November 17, 2014
Carjacker Identified Through Stolen iPhone convicted at trial
A federal jury in Newark has convicted a carjacker identified after his victim used the “find my iPhone” feature on the phone also stolen during the gunpoint robbery.

Doctor admits Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab
A doctor with practices in Wall Township and Howell Township, New Jersey, today admitted accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.
DeLuca, Anthony Information

November 14, 2014
Burlington County, N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Nine Banks in Five Months
An Edgewater Park, New Jersey, man today admitted to a nine-bank South Jersey robbery spree from September 2013 through January 2014.
Hall, Shalir Information

Two Men Arrested in Interstate Burglary Scheme
Two men from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, were arrested by special agents of the FBI this morning for their alleged role in a string of commercial burglaries throughout New Jersey.
Medina, Eliezer and Medina, Jose Complaint

November 13, 2014
Former CFO of New York Brokerage Firm Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Stealing $1 Million From His Former Employer
The former chief financial officer of the Manhattan-based brokerage firm Needham & Co. was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for stealing $1 million from his former employer through an elaborate false invoicing scheme.

Essex county Corrections Officer Charged with Taking Bribes to Smuggle Contraband Into Federal Pretrial Detention Facility
An Essex County corrections officer was arrested today by special agents of the FBI for taking bribes to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and cigarettes, into the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility.
Grosso, John Complaint

November 12, 2014
Jersey City, N.J., Fire Inspector Admits Accepting Bribes for Official Assistance with Prostitution Businesses
A Jersey City fire inspector admitted today to accepting bribes to provide prostitution businesses with certificates of occupancy and advance notice of inspections or law enforcement activity.
Procaccino, Phillip Information

November 7, 2014
New Jersey Builder Indicted on Bank Fraud and Bribery Charges as Part of $1 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A federal grand jury indicted a Neshanic Station, New Jersey, man today for his role in a $1 million mortgage fraud scheme, including an alleged bribe of a bank agent to approve a loan on a property that exploded hours before the closing.
Pimenta, Antonio Indictment

Former Union County, N.J. Port Executive Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Commercial Bribery
A maintenance director at Maher Terminals in Union County, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for soliciting and accepting cash bribes of more than $100,000 in return for demolition and construction contracts at a container ship facility.

November 5, 2014
Camden County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for $1.2 Million Phony Pizza Shop Investment Scam, Other Offenses
A Laurel Springs, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for defrauding an investor out of approximately $1.2 million he claimed would be invested in a pizza shop, laundering that money, failing to report it to the IRS and threatening the victim to keep quiet about his crimes.

Vendor Admits Paying Bribes to Agent of New Jersey Transit
A New Jersey Transit vendor today admitted paying bribes to a New Jersey Transit employee to obtain landscaping contracts.
Rapuano, Raymond Information

November 3, 2014
U.S. Attorney's Office Reminds New Jersey Voters to Use Election Day Hotline for Complaints of Voting Irregularities or Abuses
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, is New Jersey’s general election, and U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman is reminding voters to use the Election Day Hotline if they suspect voter fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will receive and respond to reports of election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote. The Election Day Hotline – (888) 636-6596 – is active now through Nov. 5, 2014, and will be staffed live on Election Day in English and in Spanish.
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October 2014

October 30, 2014
Atlantic County, N.J., Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service of Nearly $120,000 in Taxes
An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to defraud the IRS of $119,880 in income taxes over approximately three years.
Boland, William Information

October 28, 2014
Two Charged in $5.8 Million Reloadable Debit Card Extortion Scam
Two Philadelphia men were arrested this morning for allegedly conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of the scheme.
Patel, Alpeshkumar & Vijaykumar Complaint

October 24, 2014
Louisiana Man Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact of Sleeping Woman on Flight to New Jersey
A Louisiana man was sentenced today to eight months in prison for sexually touching a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Role in Multimillion-Dollar International Cybercrime Scheme
A member of an international cybercrime, identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for using information hacked from customer accounts held at more than a dozen banks, brokerage firms, payroll processing companies and government agencies in an attempt to steal at least $15 million from American customers.

Additional Charges for Franklinville, N.J., Man Who allegedly used fraudulent invoices to steal from schools and colleges
A Franklinville, New Jersey, man was arrested today by federal agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service – for the second time this month – for allegedly mailing fraudulent invoices for non-existent advertisements to colleges and trade schools throughout the United States.
Armstrong, Robert Superseding Complaint

October 23, 2014
Dominican National Sentenced To 39 Months In Prison For Role In $65 Million Stolen Identity Income Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
A Dominican national who was extradited from Canada earlier this year was sentenced today to 39 months in prison for his role in one of the nation's largest and longest-running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever identified.

Bulgarian National Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Role in Largest Identity Theft Ring of its time
A Bulgarian national was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his participation in the Shadowcrew forum, an online marketplace for hacking and identity theft that was the largest of its kind when dismantled by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Secret Service in 2004.

October 22, 2014
Former Longshoreman Sentenced to Prison for Extortion conspiracy involving Christmastime Tribute Payments
A former longshoreman was sentenced today to a year and a day in prison for conspiring to extort others in Local 1235 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) for Christmastime tribute payments.

October 21, 2014
Former CEO of Pharmacy Dispensing Service Indicted on Federal Tax Charges
The former chief executive officer of a New Jersey company that provided pharmacy dispensing services was indicted today by a federal grand jury for allegedly filing false tax returns.
Sekulski, Gary Indictment

Newark Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Multiple Armed Robberies of New Jersey Establishments
A Newark man was sentenced today to 50 months in prison for committing two armed robberies of commercial establishments in Essex County, New Jersey.

October 20, 2014
Two Newark, N.J. Men Plead Guilty To Smuggling Marijuana And Cell Phones Into Federal Detention Facility
Two Newark men today admitted their involvement in a scheme to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and cell phones, into the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Davis, Darsell Information
Harper, Dwayne Information

Businessman Admits Stealing $100,000 worth of Water from the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority
The owner of Reliable Wood Products (Reliable Wood) today admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal at least $100,000 worth of water from the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA).
Vene, Nicholas Information

Medical Office Receptionist Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Credit Card Fraud, and Tax Evasion
A receptionist previously employed by a medical office in Kearny, New Jersey, today admitted embezzling more than $446,000 from her former employer, using fraudulent credit cards to obtain more than $200,000 in goods and services and evading taxes on that illegal income.
Muller, Gwendolyn Information

October 17, 2014
Essex County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
An Essex County, N.J., man with a felony criminal record was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for carrying a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Massachusetts Man Gets 30 Months in Prison for Role in Multimillion-Dollar International Cybercrime Scheme
A member of an alleged international cybercrime, identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to use information hacked from customer accounts at more than a dozen banks, brokerage firms, payroll processing companies and government agencies to attempt to steal $15 million from customers.

Morris County, N.J., Plastic Surgeon Charged with Evading Taxes on More Than $10 Million in Income
A plastic surgeon with a practice in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has surrendered to face charges that he fraudulently diverted millions in corporate earnings for his personal use, costing the United States nearly $3 million in tax revenue.
Evdokimow, David Indictment

October 16, 2014
Franklinville, N.J., Man Charged With Using Fraudulent Textbook Invoices To Steal $300,000 From Schools Across The U.S.
A Franklinville, New Jersey, man was arrested today by federal agents of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for allegedly mailing fraudulent invoices for non-existent workbooks to more than 70,000 schools throughout the United States.
Armstrong, Robert Complaint

Former Engineer at Two Global Medical Technology Corporations Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Theft of Trade Secrets
An engineer who formerly lived in Mahwah, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology companies based in northern New Jersey.

Alleged Members of Large Heroin Trafficking Ring Charged
Federal and state law enforcement authorities today arrested 14 alleged members and suppliers of a large-scale drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing heroin and cocaine throughout Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties.
Cadet, Herve et. al. Complaint
Mendez, Joel et. al. Complaint

October 15, 2014
Former Union Delegate Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments
A former delegate of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1235 was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for conspiring to extort longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments.

Columbian Cartel Leader Admits Trafficking Narcotics Sold In The United States
A Colombian cartel leader expelled from Venezuela to face federal charges in New Jersey for his role in an international cocaine distribution conspiracy admitted today in Newark federal court to conspiring traffic the drug into the United States.
Camacho Mora Salomon Superseding Indictment

Middlesex, N.J., Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Defraud The U.S. Treasury Department Of Nearly $1 Million
A woman from Middlesex, New Jersey, today admitted defrauding the United States Department of the Treasury of $940,000 in income tax return checks.
Valerio, Rosemary Information

Camden Drug Trafficking Organization Charged with Selling Heroin, Methamphetamine and Assault Weapons
Four members of a drug trafficking organization allegedly responsible for distributing heroin and crystal methamphetamine in the Camden area were arrested today by federal, state and local law enforcement officers.
Fleetwood DTO Global Complaint Affidavit
Fleetwood, Wendell Complaint
Bethea, Wendell Complaint
Alvarado, Julio Complaint
Fleetwood, Erica Complaint

Bergen County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Receiving Images of Child Sexual Abuse Over the Internet
A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for downloading images and videos depicting child sexual abuse on a computer at his parents’ house.

October 14, 2014
Compounding Pharmacist Admits Paying Kickbacks for Referrals, Health Care Fraud
A pharmacist with a compounding pharmacy in Lakewood, New Jersey, admitted today to paying tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes to physicians for referring pain cream prescriptions, defrauding health care benefit programs out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Kleyman, Vladimir Information

October 8, 2014
Bergen County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 17 Months in Prison In $65 Million stolen identity income tax refund fraud scheme
A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 17 months in prison for his role in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever identified.

Former Union President Sentenced to 18 months in Prison for Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments
The former president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1235 was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring to extort longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments.

Union County, N.J., Man Sentenced to More than 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse
A Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.

Essex County, N.J., Man Sentenced to Nearly 19 Years in Prison for 17 Armed Robberies, Armed Carjacking, and Shooting
A Newark man was sentenced today To 225 months in prison for committing 17 armed robberies of commercial establishments throughout Union, Essex and Bergen counties, all within a six-month period.

October 7, 2014
Woman From Dominican Republic Convicted of Using Phony Passport to Re-Enter United States
A citizen of the Dominican Republic was convicted at trial today of several crimes related to her effort to re-enter the United States with a phony passport.
De Jesus-Conception, Angela Superseding Indictment

Employee of Essex County Contractor Admits Tax Charges
An employee of several related Parsippany, New Jersey-based construction companies today admitted underreporting significant amounts of cash income on his tax return.
Chimento III, Frank Information

Clifton, N.J., Ambulance Service Provider Arrested, Charged with Health Care Fraud
A Passaic County man who operates a lucrative New Jersey ambulance company was arrested this morning at his home by special agents of the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) on charges he ran the service after being barred from doing business with Medicare and laundered government payments.
Khair, Imadeldin Awad Complaint

October 6, 2014
Brother And Sister, One Other Person, Convicted At Trial In $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A federal jury convicted a brother and sister and one other person today for conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and "straw buyers" to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.

Middlesex County, N.J., Man Admits Multiple Bank Robberies
A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man admitted his role in two bank robberies.
Greer, Peter Information

Georgia Man Sentenced To 121 months In Prison For Traveling From New York To New Jersey For Illicit Sexual Conduct With Children
A Georgia man living in Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for traveling from New York to New Jersey to have sexual contact with a minor.

October 3, 2014
Camden Man Admits Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin
A Camden man today admitted his involvement in a heroin distribution ring.

Justice Department Files Suit Against New Jersey Company for Adulterated and Misbranded Medical Devices
The Justice Department, on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Pharmaceutical Innovations Inc. and its president Gilbert Buchalter.
Pharmaceutical Innovations Complaint

October 2, 2014
'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Stars Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy, Bankruptcy Fraud And Tax Offenses
Two of the stars of the television show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" were sentenced today to prison terms for committing a string of crimes as part of a long-running financial fraud conspiracy.

Leader of Hudson County, N.J., Set of Violent International Street Gang Admits Murder Conspiracy
A member of the international criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha (also known as “MS” or “MS-13”), today admitted trying to kill a rival gang member.
Rodriguez-Juarez, Jose Juan et. al. Indictment

October 1, 2014
Member of N.J. Army National Guard Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse
A Hunterdon County, New Jersey, man was arrested at his home by U.S. Marshals this morning on a charge that he allegedly sexually abused a woman at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
Karazoupis, Ioannis Indictment

Corrections Officer Admits Accepting Cash Bribes In Exchange For Smuggling Marijuana And Cell Phones Into Federal Pretrial Detention Facility
An Essex County corrections officer today admitted his involvement in a scheme to smuggle marijuana, cell phones and tobacco into the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility, in exchange for cash bribe payments.
Solomon, Stephon Information

September 2014

September 30, 2014
Man Who Fled Newark Bank Robbery In A Taxi Pleads Guilty
An Essex County man who left the scene of the crime by hailing a cab admitted today to robbing the New York Community Bank in Newark.
Chestnut, Willie Jr. Information

Philadelphia Business Owner Found Guilty Of Hiring Hitman, Related Crimes
A federal jury in Camden convicted a Philadelphia business owner today for arranging a murder for hire that led to a shooting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Officer of Middlesex, N.J. Union Admits Accepting Bribes to Circumvent Collective Bargaining Agreement
A union officer for Local 594 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) today admitting accepting $8,000 in bribes to allow a demolition contractor to use non-union workers on a New Jersey building project in violation of their collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Adams, John Information

Georgia Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Defrauding investors out of more Than $800,000
A Georgia business owner who held himself out to be an investor and loan broker was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for his role in defrauding investors of more than $800,000.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman Announces Department of Justice Hiring Grants to Help Reduce Violence and Protect Schools in New Jersey
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, following yesterday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of nearly $124 million in nationally awarded funding, today announced the specific funding awards for the District of New Jersey.

September 29, 2014
Department of Justice Announces Camden, N.J., as Selected City for New Violence Reduction Network
Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason for the Office of Justice Programs today launched the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities around the country. The Justice Department’s ability to provide intensive training and cutting-edge technical assistance will give local officials and law enforcement executives in each of the partner communities the support they need to advance anti-violence strategies. 

Mercer County, N.J., Woman Sentenced To 32 Months In Prison For Narcotics Distribution
A Lawrenceville, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for distributing oxycodone-based prescription pills from a steakhouse in Trenton.

September 26, 2014
Two Mercer County, N.J., Men Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring with Former Trenton, N.J., Mayor to Extort Bribes
Two Mercer County, New Jersey, men were sentenced today for conspiring with the former Mayor of Trenton and others to extort bribes and kickbacks in connection with a Trenton parking garage project, and for unrelated drug charges.

Two Indicted for Alleged Conspiracy to Sell Weapons Supposedly Owned by Family of Saddam Hussein
A federal grand jury in Newark returned an indictment today charging two men with conspiring to sell seven firearms in New Jersey believed to have been stolen and smuggled out of Iraq after once belonging to the family of Saddam Hussein.
Ryan, David Philip and Quirola-Ordonez, Carlos Manuel

September 25, 2014
Mastermind Of Online Counterfeit Card Retail Shop Pleads Guilty
The mastermind of a one-stop online shop selling counterfeit payment cards and holographic overlays used by criminals to create fake driver’s licenses admitted today to running the fakeplastic.net website, which was responsible for an estimated $30 million in fraud.
Roberson, Sean Information

September 24, 2014

Hudson County, New Jersey Woman Admits Valentine's Day Bank Heist Was Part of Robbery Spree
A woman today admitted committing three bank robberies over a three week span in Newark and Harrison, New Jersey – including one on Valentine’s Day.
Parziale, Valeria Information

Michael "The Situation" and Marc Sorrentino indicted for Tax Crimes Involving $8.9 Million Income

Television personality Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino are expected to appear in federal court this afternoon to face an indictment alleging they did not properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in income Michael Sorrentino received from promotional activities.
Sorrentino, Michael and Marc Indictment

September 23, 2014
Distributor For Atlantic City "Dirty Block" Gang Admits Role in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy
An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man admitted today to engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with Mykal Derry, a leader of the “Dirty Block” criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.
Toulson, Aree Superseding Information

New Jersey Transit Employee Admits Extorting Money from Vendors
A New Jersey Transit employee admitted today to obtaining money from New Jersey Transit vendors to use his official authority and influence to help them get work with New Jersey Transit.
Talerico, William Information

Former Assistant Vice President for Bergen County, N.J., Bank Charged with Embezzling Over $1 Million
A former assistant vice president at a Fort Lee, New Jersey bank surrendered to the FBI today for her alleged involvement in a scheme to embezzle over $1 million from her employer.
Chon, Miye Criminal Complaint

September 22, 2014
Two Taiwan Nationals Admit International Drug Trafficking, Attempting to Export United States Military Drone Technology to People's Republic of China
Two Taiwan nationals today admitted their roles in an international scheme to import narcotics and attempting  to export sensitive United States’ military technology.
Shen, Hui Sheng Information
Chang, Huan Ling Information

Insurance Adjuster Pleads guilty to Defrauding New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Insurance Companies of $900,000
The owner of a New Jersey-based insurance adjusting company today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and various insurance companies of at least $900,000.
Napolitano, Robert Information

Middlesex County, N.J., Woman Admits Conspiring to Defraud U.S. Treasury Department of More than $900,000
A Middlesex County, New Jersey, woman today admitted her role in defrauding the United States Department of the Treasury of more than $900,000 in income tax return checks.
Rodriguez, Rosanna Information

September 19, 2014
New York Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for distributing 'Bath Salts' at Area Colleges
A New York man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for a scheme to distribute kilogram amounts of a controlled substance commonly known as “bath salts.”

Pennsylvania Accountant Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Conspiring with members of organized crime family in mortgage fraud scheme
A Pennsylvania accountant was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for conspiring to defraud FirstPlus Financial Group Inc. (FirstPlus), a Texas-based financial services company, which had been targeted for extortionate takeover and looting by a group led by Lucchese organized crime family member Nicodemo S. Scarfo.

Mortgage Broker Admits Trading on Inside Information Stolen from Prominent New York Law Firm
The middleman in a five-year insider trading scheme admitted today to receiving numerous trading tips from a law firm source and passing the tips on to his broker-dealer to trade, yielding net profits of more than $5.6 million.
Tamayo, Frank Information

September 18, 2014
Former Mayor of Manalapan, N.J., Found Guilty on All Counts: mortgage fraud, identity theft, and obstruction of Justice
The former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was convicted at trial today on charges related to his acquisition of farmland in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Lucas, Andrew Indictment

Middlesex County, N.J., Couple Charged with Running Prostitution Business Which Employed Undocumented Aliens
A New Brunswick, New Jersey, couple was arrested today and charged with harboring undocumented aliens to serve as prostitutes in a string of at least eight brothels scattered across the state.
Hernandez-Zozaya, Juan Fredy and Rojas Elizabeth Complaint

September 17, 2014
Former Contract Employee for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison for Theft, Sale of Forms
A former contract employee for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was sentenced today to 26 months in prison for stealing hundreds of immigration forms from the warehouse where he worked and selling them for ultimate use as part of a criminal enterprise.

Two More Men Admit Roles in Armed Robbery of New Jersey Target Store on Black Friday 2012
Two Newark men admitted this week to robbing a Target Store in Union, New Jersey, on “Black Friday” in November 2012.
Jones, Lavell et. al. Indictment
Vaughn, DaQuaan Information

Jersey City Man Sentenced to 114 Months in Prison for Armed Robbery of Jewelry Store
A Jersey City man was sentenced today to 114 months in prison for committing an armed robbery of a jewelry store in Hudson County, New Jersey.

September 16, 2014
Two New Jersey Doctors Admit Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab
Two doctors with practices in Secaucus and Hawthorne, New Jersey, today admitted accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.
DeSimone, Eugene Information
Bienstock, Douglas Information

Somerset County, N.J., Man Admits Production and Transportation of Images of Child Sexual Abuse
A Watchung, New Jersey, man today admitted producing and transporting sexually explicit videos of children.
Deck, Patrick Information

September 15, 2014
Former Owner of Defense Contracting Companies Charged with Mail Fraud and Violating Arms Export Control Act
The former owner of two New Jersey defense contracting businesses was charged with mail fraud and violating the Arms Export Control Act.
Calik, Alper Complaint

September 12, 2014
United states Seeks Civil Contempt Against Bayer Corporation for Failure to Substantiate Promotional Claims for Phillips' Colon Health
The Department of Justice announced today that it filed a motion to show cause why Bayer Corporation should not be held in civil contempt for violating a court order in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. 
Motion in Bayer

Warren County, N.J., Man Charged with Stalking and Sexual Exploitation of Minors
A Washington, New Jersey, man is charged with stalking a female minor and soliciting another to produce images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
McIntyre, Brandon Complaint

September 11, 2014
Former Defense Contractor Indicted for Illegally Exporting Military Blueprints and Defrauding U.S. Department of Defense
The former owner of two New Jersey defense contracting businesses was indicted by a federal grand jury today for allegedly submitting fraudulent bids to the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) and disseminating military technical drawings to India without a license.
Robert, Hannah Superseding Indictment

Two New Jersey Construction Employees Admit Tax Charges and Other Fraudulent Schemes
Two employees of related Parsippany, New Jersey,-based construction companies today admitted underreporting significant amounts of cash income on their tax returns.
Carsillo, Joseph Information
Corso, Carl Information

September 10, 2014
Louisiana Man Admits Abusive Sexual Contact of Sleeping Woman on Domestic Flight to New Jersey
A Louisiana man today admitted sexually touching a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Singh, Devender Information

OSHA Training Agent Admits Selling False Construction Safety Certification Cards
A certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor today admitted selling more than 100 false safety certifications to New Jersey carpenters who never completed the required training.
Prinz, Frederick Information

Attorney general Recognizes New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office Employee
Public Affairs Officer Rebekah E. Carmichael of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey was one of 243 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Attorney General Eric Holder and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director Monty Wilkinson at the 30th annual Director’s Awards Ceremony today in Washington, D.C.

Three Men Charged with operating online website selling Fake Driver's licenses
Three New Jersey men were arrested today on charges they allegedly ran an online shop selling fake driver’s licenses.
Rosario, Ricardo et al. Complaint

September 9, 2014
U.S. Department of Justice Awards $500,000 Crime-Fighting Grant to New Jersey
The U.S. Department of Justice today awarded a $500,000 grant to New Jersey for a Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program designed to reduce crime in Jersey City by focusing law enforcement efforts on gang and gun violence.

Former Officer of Cranbury, N.J., Furniture Importer Admits False Statements to Customs Authorities
A Pennsylvania man today admitted lying to customs authorities in order to avoid $7 million in anti-dumping duties on children’s bedroom furniture imported from China.
Sandiford, John Information

South Jersey Man Admits Shooting Four Species of Protected Hawks in his Residential neighborhood
A Somers Point, New Jersey man admitted today to killing, or attempting to kill, four different species of hawks protected by federal law.
Losasso, Robert Information

Attorney Admits Role in Investment and Real Estate Frauds
An Ocean County, New Jersey, attorney today admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals.
Todd, Fred Information

Electronics Engineer Admits Lying on U.S. Army Contract Bid to Make Battery for Artillery Weapon Guidance System
An electronics engineer for the U.S. Army pleaded guilty today to making false statements in an attempt to obtain a government military contract to manufacture a portable power supply for U.S. Army use.
Torres, Modesto Information

September 8, 2014
Monmouth County, N.J. Doctor Admits Structuring and Tax Charges
A Monmouth County, New Jersey, doctor today admitted he structured transactions in order to avoid reporting requirements and filed false tax returns.
DiLorenzo Second Superseding Indictment

Hudson County, N.J., Financial Consultant Admits Tax Evasion
A Hoboken, New Jersey, financial consultant today admitted evading payment of taxes on approximately $273,000 in commission payments received from an insurance broker.
Booth, John Twomey Information

September 4, 2014
Union County, N.J., Pastor Admits Role In $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A pastor of the now-defunct ReBirth International Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, admitted today to defrauding financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.
Ricks, Timothy, et al., Superseding Indictment

Seafood Company And Owner Sentenced For False Records Conspiracy, Overharvesting Sea Scallops Off Atlantic Coast
The owner of a Maine seafood company was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for his role in concealing 79,666 pounds of Atlantic sea scallops harvested off the coast of New Jersey and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Former Senior Vice President Of Marketing At A&P Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Wire Fraud
The former senior vice president of marketing at A&P, a U.S. supermarket and liquor store chain, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud A&P by selling for personal gain event tickets that were intended for A&P's use.

Passaic County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possession Of Images Of Child Sexual Abuse
A former delivery driver from Totowa, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse.

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Operating Fraudulent Visa And Payroll Scheme To Facilitate Illegal Immigration
A New Jersey man pleaded guilty today to orchestrating an eight-year scheme to falsify employment certifications to facilitate the illegal entry of Indian immigrants into the United States and to filing a false tax return.
Patel, Sandipkumar Information

Former FBI Special Agent, Owner Of Retail Pharmacy Plead Guilty To Conspiracy To Defraud The IRS
A former FBI special agent and his wife today admitted colluding to hide her income as part-owner of a retail pharmacy in Piscataway, New Jersey, from the Internal Revenue Service – instead using the cash to pay for home renovations and other personal expenses
Desai, Pritesh, Information
Desai, Darshna Information

New York Man Admits Participating In Six Armed Robberies Of New Jersey And New York Electronics Stores
A Brooklyn, New York, man admitted today to participating in six armed electronic store robberies, including robberies in Linden, New Jersey and Paramus, New Jersey.
Williams, Carl Superseding Indictment

September 3, 2014
Convicted Ponzi Schemer Eliyahu Weinstein Admits New Fraud And Money Laundering Charges
Convicted Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein, 39, of Lakewood, N.J., who was previously sentenced to 22 years in prison for running a real estate investment fraud scheme that caused $200 million in losses, today admitted that he also defrauded investors in connection with the Facebook IPO and several additional real estate deals and then laundered the proceeds of the scheme.
Weinstein, Eliyahu Indictment

September 2, 2014
Belleville, N.J., Man Admits Role In $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.
Fullenwider, Larry Superseding Indictment

Essex County, N.J., Man Charged In Armed Robberies Of New Jersey Hotels
An Orange, New Jersey, man was taken into federal custody today and is expected to make his initial court appearance this afternoon for allegedly committing six armed robberies of New Jersey hotels.
Burnett, Tremone Complaint

August 2014

August 28, 2014
East Brunswick, N.J., Man Admits Distributing Child Sex Abuse Images from his home computer
An East Brunswick, New Jersey, man admitted today to sharing images of child sexual abuse from his home computer.
Alber, Armia Information

August 25, 2014
Essex County, N.J., Man Admits Smuggling Drugs Into Federal Detention Facility
An East Orange, New Jersey, man today admitted his involvement in a scheme to smuggle marijuana and tobacco into the Essex County Correctional Facility.
Sauzereseteo, Vladimir Information

August 21, 2014
Newark Man Charged With Additional Counts Of Producing Child Pornography For Recording His Sexual Abuse Of Girl
A Newark man was indicted by a federal grand jury today on three additional counts of producing images of child sexual abuse for allegedly abusing a prepubescent girl repeatedly and filming the abuse.
Rios, Pedro Superseding Indictment

Bergen County, N.J., Man And Disbarred New York Attorney Indicted For Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme
Two men were indicted by a federal grand jury today for allegedly using a real estate investment scheme to defraud 15 victims of more than $3 million.
Mancuso, Paul, and Stiso, Pasquale Indictment

Bank of America to Pay $16.65 Billion in Historic Justice Department Settlement for Financial Fraud Leading up to and During the Financial Crisis
Attorney General Eric Holder and Associate Attorney General Tony West announced today that the Department of Justice has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America Corporation -the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history- to resolve federal and state claims against Bank of America and its former and current subsidiaries, including Countrywide Financial Corporation and Merrill Lynch.

August 19, 2014
Bronx, N.Y., Man Charged In Violent Multi-State Crime Spree Capped By High-Speed Chase
A Bronx, N.Y., man is scheduled to appear in federal court today to face charges stemming from a violent crime spree spanning three states, in which he attacked, kidnapped, and raped a woman, assaulted a National Park Service employee and set fire to a used car dealership office before crashing on the George Washington Bridge.
Figueroa, Luis Complaint

August 14, 2014

Colorado Man Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison In Interstate Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
A Colorado man was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to transport women across state lines for prostitution in New Jersey and other states.

Pennsylvania Couple Sentenced To Prison For Using Stolen Identities To Scam Student Loan Money From Online Universities
An East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, couple was sentenced to prison today for stealing $272,247 in student loan proceeds from Liberty University and American Public University by using stolen identities to direct the money to addresses where they could intercept it.

August 13, 2014
Essex County, N.J., Pharmacist, 15 Others, Charged with Illegal Drug Distribution
A Belleville, New Jersey, pharmacist and 15 others were charged today for their roles in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and distribute oxycodone.
Horvath, Victoria et. al. Complaint

August 12, 2014
Florida Man Admits Role In International Murder Conspiracy And Sale And Smuggling Of Deadly Toxins
A Florida man today admitted producing and selling potentially deadly toxins ricin and abrin for use as weapons and conspiring to kill a woman in the United Kingdom.
Korff, Jesse Information

Medical Device Company Officials Admit Scheme to Defraud Hospitals of $800,000
A regional manager and a product specialist selling medical devices to hospitals for Integra LifeSciences Corp. of Plainsboro, New Jersey, today admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud hospitals of more than $800,000.
Metz, Daniel Information
Carey, Charles Information

August 11, 2014
Ithaca, N.Y., Man Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact with Sleeping Woman on International Flight
An Ithaca, New York, man appeared in federal court today on charges he allegedly engaged in abusive sexual contact with a sleeping woman aboard a flight from Tokyo, Japan, to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Lee, Eun Jong Complaint

August 8, 2014
Florida Man Admits Leading stolen Credit Card Trafficking Ring Involving more than 114,000 accounts and losses of $23 million
A Florida man pleaded guilty today to his role in a conspiracy to possess and traffic stolen credit card data held by New Jersey residents.
Gonzalez, Miguel Information

Ocean County, N.J., Man Charged with Seven Bank Robberies
An Ocean County, New Jersey, man will make his initial court appearance today on charges that he allegedly robbed seven banks between October 2013 and January 2014.
Wisnowski, Steven Superseding Complaint

August 7, 2014
Chicago Man Sentenced In New Jersey To 63 Months In Prison For Stealing More Than $1 Million Worth Of iPhones And iPads
A Chicago man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for stealing more than $1 million worth of iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless by misappropriating corporate purchasing accounts and then diverting the shipments by bribing Federal Express drivers.

Former Stockton College Police Officer Admits Distributing Oxycodone
A former Richard Stockton College of New Jersey police officer today admitted selling oxycodone-based pills to an undercover officer and a witness who was cooperating with law enforcement officers.
Taylor, Marcus Information

August 6, 2014
Atlantic County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Trafficking over $100,000 Cartons of contraband cigarettes
An Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for trafficking millions of dollars in contraband cigarettes, laundering the proceeds through his South Jersey store and participating in a $2 million mortgage scheme in New York.

Clifton, N.J., Bank Robber Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison
A man who admitted using a note to rob the Valley National Bank in Clifton, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 55 months in prison.

August 5, 2014
Pair Of Brothers Among Five Charged In Conspiracy To Traffic Guns To New Jersey From South Carolina
Five Camden County, N.J., men and a woman from South Carolina, are charged with federal firearms violations following an investigation led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that resulted in multiple arrests last night and this morning and the confiscation of numerous guns bound for the streets of Camden, Clementon and Lawnside, New Jersey.
Rutling, Marcus Complaint
Rutling, Joseph Complaint
Tribbett, Shawn Complaint
Gilmore, Anthony Complaint
DiMatessa, Lewis Complaint
Schippnick, Katelynn Complaint

Two Men Sentenced To Prison, Third Pleads Guilty, For Racketeering Conspiracy/Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise
An Ocean County, New Jersey man who is a reputed associate of the Genovese Crime Family, was sentenced today to prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and tax evasion conspiracy. Also today, a New York man, was sentenced to prison and a Hudson County, New Jersey man, pleaded guilty in connection to their respective parts in the scheme.
Patten, Eric Information

Mercer County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 87 Months In Prison For Role In Trenton, N.J., Narcotics Ring
A Mercer County, New Jersey, man, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone pain pills.

Former Bank Branch Manager Admits to Embezzling More Than $263,000 Of Bank’s Money
A former branch manager for Newfield National Bank in Franklinville, New Jersey, today admitted that she embezzled $263,864 from the bank.
Wengert, Season Information

August 1, 2014
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for scheme to rob drug dealers and sell their cocaine
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to rob a drug stash house in order to sell the stolen cocaine.

July 2014

July 31, 2014
Hudson County, N.J., Man Indicted For Robbery Spree In Bergen And Hudson Counties
A Hudson County, New Jersey man, was indicted today in connection with his alleged role in an armed robbery spree of banks and commercial establishments in Bergen and Hudson counties in July 2013.
Bohanan, Gary Superseding Indictment
Feliu, Angel Superseding Information

Staten Island Woman Admits Role In $65 Million Stolen Identity Income Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
A Staten Island, New York woman, today admitted her role in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever identified, in which more than 8,000 fraudulent U.S. income tax returns sought more than $65 million in tax refunds and resulted in losses to the United States of more than $12 million.
Matlovsky, Elian Information

July 30, 2014
Bergen County Man Arrested, Charged With Distributing Sexually Explicit Images of Children
Federal agents arrested a Bergen County, New Jersey man, this morning on a charge that he distributed sexually explicit images of children from his home computer.
Miller, Robert Complaint

Three Hudson County, New Jersey, Men Admit Racketeering Conspiracy Related To Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise
Three men from Hudson County, New Jersey, today admitted conspiring with a criminal enterprise that engaged in illegal online sports betting in New Jersey and elsewhere. 
Sanzo, Mark Information
Scerbo, Robert Information
Bruder, William Information

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Role In $65 Million Stolen Identity Income Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
A Moscow, Pennsylvania man, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for his role in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever identified.

Former Director Of Pop Warner Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars From The Organization
The former regional director of the Eastern Region of Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. (Pop Warner), was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization and using the funds for his personal benefit.

Newark Man Sentenced To More Than 18 Years In Prison For 14 Armed Robberies Of New Jersey Stores
A Newark man, was sentenced today to 225 months in prison for committing 14 armed robberies of commercial establishments throughout Union, Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.

Essex County, N.J., Man Charged With Distributing Sexually Explicit Images of Children
Special agents of the FBI arrested a Bloomfield Township, New Jersey man, this morning on charges that he distributed sexually explicit images of children from his home computer.
Spisto, Paul Complaint

July 29, 2014
Owner And Employee Of Illegal Online Gambling Website Admit Conspiring With Genovese Organized Crime Family
Two Union County, New Jersey, men, including the owner of an illegal online sports betting website, today admitted to conspiring with the Genovese organized crime family.
Graziano, Joseph Information
Barone, Dominick Information

Real Estate Developer Admits Diverting Money From Trenton Affordable Housing Projects
The developer of three Trenton affordable housing projects, admitted today that he made false statements to a financial institution to divert project money for personal and other unauthorized purposes, and to conducting a transaction with the proceeds of this crime.
Kahan, Robert Indictment

Ohio Woman Admits Creating Fictitious Evidence to Obstruct a Federal Investigation
An Ohio woman who claimed she investigates labor unions on behalf of attorneys, admitted her role today in impeding a federal investigation.
Morgan, Debbie Shank Information

Bergen County, N.J., Couple Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding Mortgage Lenders For Over $3 Million
A husband and wife from Bergen County, New Jersey, were both sentenced today to prison for lying about their employment, income, and other financial information in order to fraudulently obtain millions in mortgages.

Vending Machine Company Executive Who Provided False IRS Forms To Pepsi Sentenced To Six Months In Prison, Six Months’ Home Confinement
The former principal of a New Jersey vending company, was sentenced today to six months in prison, six months of home confinement and agreed to pay restitution of $1 million to the Pepsi Bottling Group for his role in a tax fraud scheme.

Ringleader Of Tax Refund Check Scam Admits $2.6 Million Conspiracy
The ringleader of a conspiracy to steal income tax refund checks issued by the United States, today admitted his role in the scheme, which led to the theft of more than $2.6 million from the government.
Hernandez, Raymundo Information

July 25, 2014
Former Princeton, N.J., Youth Soccer Coach Admits Possessing Images of Sexually Exploited Children
A former Princeton, New Jersey, youth soccer coach admitted today that he possessed images of child sexual abuse.
Roman, Jorge Information

July 23, 2014
Federal Official Arrested, Charged with Self-Dealing Federal Grants to New Jersey Universities
The Assistant Division Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New Jersey Division, was arrested this morning for allegedly using a straw company to get FHWA grant funds he also oversaw as a public official, and for falsifying related federal disclosure documents.
Cullari, Lawrence Complaint

Hudson County, N.J., man charged with production and distribution of child pornography
A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was charged today for allegedly posing as a teenage boy to solicit underage females online to produce images of themselves engaged in sexually explicit conduct and then distributing those images to others.
Vanderbeck, Erik Complaint

July 22, 2014
‘Enforcer’ For Atlantic City ‘Dirty Block’ Gang Sentenced To 151 Months In Prison For Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy
An Atlantic City, New Jersey man, was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with a criminal street gang - the “Dirty Block” - which used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the city’s illegal drug trade.

Unlicensed Real Estate Appraiser Admits Role In Mortgage Fraud Scheme, Drug Possession And Distribution
A Monmouth County, New Jersey man, today admitted his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme as well as distribution and possession with the intent to distribute Methylone.
Chemidlin, Paul Information

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with City of Newark, New Jersey, To address unconstitutional policing in Newark Police department
The Justice Department today announced it has reached an agreement with the city of Newark, New Jersey, to address a pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing by the Newark Police Department (NPD). 
Agreement in Principle
NPD Fact Sheet
NPD Findings Report
Resumen – Departamento de la Policía de Newark (Executive Summary of NPD Findings Report, Spanish version)
Resumo Executivo - Departamento de Polícia de Newark (Executive Summary of NPD Findings Report, Portuguese version)

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by u.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman On the Results of the Investigation into the Newark Police Department

July 21, 2014
Newark, N.J., Man pleads Guilty to 11 Armed Robberies in Essex and Hudson Counties
A Newark man today admitted his role in a series of 11 robberies in Newark, Harrison and Jersey City between September 2012 and April 2013.
Mojica, Christopher Information

Former Financial Advisor From Gloucester County, N.J., Pleads Guilty to $900,000 Investment Fraud
A former financial advisor from Mantua, New Jersey, admitted today to defrauding his clients of more than $900,000 by diverting their investment checks for his personal use.
Montague, John Information

July 18, 2014
Former Employee of Timeshare Consulting Firm Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Fraud Conspiracy
A former employee of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution for conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties.

July 17, 2014
Newark Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Three Armed carjackings
A Newark man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for his role in three armed carjackings that occurred in one day in Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey.

Members of Violent Bloods Street Gang Charged with Murder and other racketeering offenses
Four alleged members of Sex Money Murder, a subset of the Bloods street gang, were indicated by a federal grand jury today on charges of murder, attempted murder, racketeering, robbery, weapons offenses and drug distribution.
Wilson, Narik et al. Superseding Indictment

National and International Leadership of MS-13 Indicted in New Jersey for Racketeering Conspiracy
A dozen top-ranking members of the violent international street gang “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13) — including the California man claiming control over the gang’s United States operations — are charged by indictment with racketeering, drug trafficking and related crimes.
Rodriguez-Juarez, Jose Juan et al. Indictment

July 16, 2014
Cape May County, N.J., man Charged with receiving images of child sexual abuse via instagram
A Cape May County, New Jersey man was arrested today by special agents U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), on charges he received images of child sexual abuse over the Internet using his cellphone.
Spicer, Jeffrey Complaint

July 15, 2014
Essex County, N.J., Tax Preparer Admits To Tax Fraud That Caused More Than $99,000 Loss
A Bloomfield, New Jersey, woman who operated a tax return preparation business, admitted today that she caused at least 37 fraudulent income tax returns to be filed with the IRS, causing a total tax loss of $99,864 to the United States.
Montanez, Daidry Information

New york doctor admits taking bribes in test-Referrals scheme with new jersey clinical lab
A doctor with a New York practice admitted today to accepting more than $100,000 in exchange for test referrals as part of a massive bribery scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates.
Deplas, Peter Information

July 14, 2014
Essex county, N.J., man convicted of brandishing Weapon during carjacking
An Essex County, New Jersey man who previously admitted his role in an armed carjacking in Little Falls, New Jersey, was convicted today for brandishing a shotgun while committing that crime.

Middlesex County, N.J., Woman Pleads Guilty to sexually exploiting a minor
A Middlesex County, New Jersey, woman admitted today to sexually exploiting a minor female by coercing the girl to live stream sexually explicit acts via the Internet.
Dornick, Jane Indictment

July 10, 2014
Suffolk county, N.Y. man sentenced to 42 months in prison for stealing oxycodone from manufacturing facility
A Suffolk County, New York, man who worked at a facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, that manufactured oxycodone was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for stealing more than 70,000 pills from the facility.

Former wells fargo loan officer sentenced to two years in prison for role in $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme
An Ocean County, New Jersey, man who used his position as a loan officer of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., to get the company to release more than $4.6 million on fraudulent mortgage loan applications was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud conspiracy.

Head Pharmacist of West Orange Pharmacy Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Selling Oxycodone without prescriptions
The former pharmacist in charge of West Orange Pharmacy was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for illegally distributing hundreds of tablets of oxycontin in exchange for thousands of dollars in cash.

July 9, 2014
Two Men Involved in Atlantic City Kidnapping and Murder Case Sentenced to Prison
Two Atlantic City, N.J., residents were sentenced to prison today for their roles in the kidnapping and death of a 20-year-old Atlantic City woman.

July 8, 2014
Morris County, N.J., Man Admits Defrauding Investers Of $500,000 Through Phony Investment Scheme
A Morris County, N.J., man, today admitted he fraudulently obtained $500,000 by promising investors favorable returns and that funds would be used to finance educational television programming for teenage audiences.
Lareau, Peter Information

July 7, 2014

Former N.J. Lawyer Admits $40.8 Million mortgage fraud scheme
A former N.J. lawyer today admitted he conspired to participate in a scheme that caused lenders to release $40.8 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications and conspired to launder the proceeds of the fraud.
Witkowski, Joseph et al. Indictment

Cedar Grove, n.J. doctor sentenced to two years in prison for accepting bribes for test referrals to clinical laboratory
A Cedar Grove, N.J., doctor was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from Parsippany, N.J.,-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) as part of a long-running scheme operated by the lab, its president, and numerous associates.

Owner of n.J. Accounting business charged with nearly $1 million fraud on her clients and the u.S. government
An accountant from Toms River, N.J., was arrested today by special agents of IRS – Criminal Investigation and the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General (SSA OIG), on charges she allegedly stole $905,000 from client tax refunds and social security benefits.
Gentile, Doreen Indictment

July 3, 2014
Member and Associate of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Convicted of Racketeering and Other Crimes
A member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family and two Texas brothers were convicted today of racketeering and other charges after a six-month trial.


June 2014

June 30, 2014
Essex County, N.J., Man Charged With Armed Robbery of Irvington Bank
An Essex County, N.J., man made his initial court appearance today on charges of bank robbery in connection with an attempt to rob a bank in Irvington, N.J.
Brunson, Karim Complaint

June 27, 2014
South Carolina man charged with tampering with witnesses in federal trial
A South Carolina man was arrested today and charged with tampering with witnesses in a federal criminal trial that concluded last September.
Nadeau, Dennis Complaint

June 26, 2014
Warren County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Distributing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse Over The Internet
A registered sex offender who was formerly employed at a law office in Paterson, N.J., was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.

Bergen County, N.J., Man Admits Receiving Images Of Child Sexual Abuse Over The Internet
A Bergen County, N.J., man, admitted today that he downloaded images and videos depicting child sexual abuse on a computer at his parents' house.
Babilonia, Joshua Information

Monmouth County, N.J., Doctor Indicted On Oxycodone Distribution Conspiracy, Money Laundering And Tax Charges
A Monmouth County, N.J., doctor who allegedly wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone, was indicted on charges that he participated in a conspiracy to illegally distribute the medication, laundered money and failed to pay taxes.
DiLorenzo, Paul Superseding Indictment

June 24, 2014
Georgia Man Admits Defrauding Investors Out Of More Than $800,000
A Georgia business owner who held himself out to be an investor and loan broker, admitted his role in defrauding investors of more than $800,000.
Singleton, Ronnie Indictment

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Stealing More Than 900 Pieces Of Verizon Wireless Merchandise
A Pennsylvania man, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for misappropriating over 900 cellular telephones, handheld devices and accessories belonging to Verizon Wireless and selling those items online for a profit.

Burlington County, N.J., Man Charged With Bank Fraud For Running Multi-Million Dollar Check-Kiting Scheme
A Burlington County, N.J., man, was arrested this morning for allegedly orchestrating a large scale check-kiting scheme that caused $8.8 million in losses to three banks in New Jersey.
Rogers, Luis Complaint

June 23, 2014
Leader of Largest counterfeit goods conspiracy ever charged sentenced to 10 years in prison
One of the leaders of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in the scheme.
Dong Jiang, Hai Plea Agreement

Mercer County, N.J., Man Admits Robbery Conspiracy
A Mercer County, N.J., man today admitted his role in the March 2013 robbery of a commercial establishment.
Lugo, Felix Information

New jersey u.S. Attorney files civil suit seeking forfeiture of $1.7 Million seized from new york-Based exporter
The United States filed a civil forfeiture complaint today seeking to forfeit $1,742,289, previously seized from cellular phone wholesale company Cellular Next LLC, which allegedly represents narcotics proceeds laundered through the Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE).
Cellular Next Complaint

Dominican National Admits Role in $65 Million Stolen Identity Income Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
A Dominican national who was extradited from Canada earlier this year today admitted his role in one of the nation’s largest and longest-running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever identified.
Javier, Alejandro Information

June 20, 2014
Jewelry Store Owner admits role in international, $200 million credit card fraud scheme
A New Jersey jewelry store owner who used his business to further one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department today became the 18th conspirator to admit his role in the scheme.
Verma, Vijay Information

June 19, 2014
Bergen County, N.J., Man Arrested For Defrauding Foreign Nation of More Than $3.5 Million
A Bergen County, N.J., man who was re-entering the United States from a trip abroad, was arrested today at Newark International Airport on charges that he allegedly orchestrated a scheme to defraud a foreign nation of more than $3.5 million.
Boye, Bobby Complaint

June 18, 2014

Former Immigration Officer, Postal Worker Charged in takedown of 14-Member interstate methamphetamine distribution ring
Fourteen people — including a former U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer and a U.S. Postal Service worker — have been arrested and charged for their alleged roles in a multi-state drug trafficking ring supplying large quantities of methamphetamine to the Jersey City area.
Freehauf, John et al. Criminal Complaint
Bontempi, Ryan and Taylor, Howard Criminal Complaint

Member of multi-State theft scheme admits selling stolen pharmaceuticals
A Miami man today admitted his role in a multi-state conspiracy to possess and sell prescription medication taken from a stolen tractor trailer.
Lopez, Martin Information

Jewelry Store Owner Pleads Guilty in International $200 million credit card Fraud conspiracy
A New Jersey jewelry store owner who used his business to further one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department today admitted his role in the scheme, the 17th conspirator to do so.
Dadlani, Vinod Information

June 17, 2014
Woman Involved In Kidnapping And Death Of Atlantic City Woman Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison
An Atlantic City, N.J., woman, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for her role in the kidnapping and death of a 20-year-old Atlantic City woman.

Founder of Ukraine-Based Hardcore Child Sexual Assault website sentenced in New Jersey to 30 years in prison
A Ukrainian man who founded and ran an international hardcore child sexual abuse website was sentenced today to 360 months in prison for his role in a child exploitation enterprise.

June 16, 2014
Casino Owner Sentenced in new Jersey to 46 Months in Prison for Evading Nearly $1.3 million in income taxes from trinidad casino
The owner of several New Jersey businesses was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for evading taxes on income from his ownership of a casino in Trinidad, costing the United States approximately $1.3 million in tax losses.

June 12, 2014
New Jersey Doctor Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Taking Cash Kickbacks For Patient Referrals
A doctor who was convicted at trial of receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison.

Owner Of New Jersey Debit Card Business Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Filing False Tax Returns
An Orange County, N.Y., man who owned a New Jersey company, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns.

Owner Of Defense Contracting Company Charged With Wire Fraud Conspiracy For Providing Nonconforming Parts To Government
The former president of a Burlington, N.J.-based defense contracting business, was arrested and charged today with allegedly stealing $3 million through fraudulent contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Melton, Richard Complaint


June 11,2014
Michigan woman admits role in $65 million stolen identity income tax refund fraud scheme
A Michigan woman today admitted her role in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes ever prosecuted.
Marmol, Rosa Superseding Information

Owner of construction company admits filing false tax returns and underreporting more than $1 million in income
The owner and operator of Larino Masonry Inc., a construction company based in northern New Jersey, today admitted underreporting more than $1 million diverted from his business for his personal benefit.
Larino, Juan Information

Essex County, N.J. Contractor Admits Defrauding Bronx Home Owner
An Essex County, N.J. contractor who was paid nearly $100,000 to renovate the home of a Bronx, N.Y., woman, today admitted his role in defrauding her of the money in connection with the remodeling project.
Norville, Ray Information

New Jersey Chiropractor Admits Obstructing Health Care Fraud Investigation
A Sussex County, N.J., chiropractor today admitted destroying patient appointment records sought by federal agents investigating potential billing fraud at her medical office.
Negri, Mary Jean Information

June 10,2014
Two Members Of Largest Counterfeit Goods Conspiracy Ever Charged Admit Guilt
Two members of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy, today admitted their roles in the scheme.
Jiang, Ke Dao Information
Lin, Wu Information

Nigerian Man Admits Role In Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees
A Nigerian man, today admitted his role in a computer hacking and identity theft scheme that defrauded vendors of nearly $1 million of office products after "phishing" e-mail login information from government employees.
Adejohn, Abiodun Information

Newark, N.J., Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Carjackings
A Newark man, today admitted his role in three gunpoint carjackings and an attempted carjacking within a one-week period and to firing his gun during one of the robberies.
Thermitus, Corey Information

Mercer County, N.J., Woman Admits Paying Bribes And Engaging In Fraud
A Mercer County, N.J., woman, today admitted paying bribes to a former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee who worked as a supervisory engineer at the VA's campus in East Orange, N.J.
Doremus, Donna Information

Newark Man Admits Convenience Store Robbery Spree
A Newark, N.J., man, today admitted committing six armed robberies of Newark convenience stores – including the same grocery store twice within a week.
McRae, Larry Information

June 9, 2014
Morris County, N.J., Couple charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud
A Morris County, N.J., couple who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company were arrested this morning and charged with conspiring to commit health care fraud.
Patel, Nita and Kirtish Complaint

Essex County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 114 Months in prison for role in armed carjacking
An Essex County, N.J., man was sentenced today 114 months in prison for his role in an armed carjacking in Newark on Nov. 8, 2012.

June 5, 2014
Board-Certified New Jersey Pediatrician And Internist Sentenced To 20 Months In Prison For Taking Kickbacks
A board-certified pediatrician and internist from Morris County, N.J., was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for soliciting and taking cash and rental payments as kickbacks for his patients' diagnostic testing referrals.

Camden Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Exchanging More Than $2.5 Million In Snap/Food Stamp Benefits For Cash
A Camden man, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for stealing more than $2.5 million dollars from the U.S. Government through a food stamps scheme.

June 4, 2014
Middlesex county, n.J., man admits saddle brook bank robbery
A Middlesex County, N.J., man today admitted robbing a TD Bank in Saddle Brook, N.J.
Rodriguez, Jorge Information

June 3, 2014
Remarks As Prepared For Delivery By U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman At The Camden County College Police Academy Graduation For The 63rd Basic Police Recruit Class
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman speaks at the Camden County College Police Academy graduation for the 63rd basic police recruit class in Blackwood, N.J.

Monmouth County, N.J., Man Charged With Receiving Sexually Explicit Images Of 12-Year Old Pennsylvania Girl
A Monmouth County, N.J., man, is expected to make his initial court appearance today on a charge that he received sexually explicit images of a 12-year old Pennsylvania girl with whom he had an online relationship.
Weber, Chad Complaint

June 2, 2014

Member of Largest countefeit goods conspiracy ever charged sentenced to 46 months in prison
A member of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his role in the scheme.

May 2014

May 30, 2014
Jersey City Police Officer Pleads guilty to transportation of stolen goods and extortion
A Jersey City, N.J. police officer, today admitted stealing more than half a million cigarettes from a trailer and extorting $20,000 from a drug courier who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.
Rodriguez, Mario Information

May 29, 2014
Pharmacist Admits Attempting To Weaponize Deadly Toxins, Possessing Narcotics Manufacturing Equipment
A licensed pharmacist, pleaded guilty in federal court today to attempting to develop, produce and possess the potentially deadly toxins ricin and abrin for use as weapons and to possessing equipment for producing illegal narcotics.
Gonzalez, Jordan Information

Essex County, N.J., Man Admits Armed Bank Robbery
An Essex County, N.J., man, today admitted committing the armed robbery of a PNC Bank in Montclair, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Mercedes, Robert Information

May 28, 2014
Gloucester county, n.J., man sentenced to 20 years in prison for receipt of child pornography
A Gloucester County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for receipt of images of child sexual abuse.

Former Longshoremen plead guilty to extortion conspiracy involving christmastime tribute payments
Two former longshoremen admitted today that they conspired to extort others in Local 1 and Local 1235 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) for Christmastime tribute payments, and an associate of the Genovese organized crime family charged in the same case admitted running an illegal sports betting operation.

New jersey business owner charged with operating corporate ponzi scheme resulting in more than $42 million in losses
The owner of a group of freight payment, logistics, and shipping businesses headquartered in Branchburg, N.J., surrendered today to face charges she operated them as a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
Sooy, Shirley Complaint

Former engineer at two global medical technology corporations admits theft of trade secrets
An engineer who formerly lived in Mahwah, N.J., admitted today to stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology companies based in northern New Jersey.
Maniar, Ketankumar Information

Corrections Officers, Lawyer, Among Nine Charged in schemes to smuggle contraband into federal pretrial detention facility
Two corrections officers, a lawyer, and six others were charged today in three separate complaints with smuggling contraband, including cell phones and marijuana, into a federal pretrial detention facility at the Essex County Correctional Facility.
Solomon, Stephon et al. Complaint
Lespinasse, Channel et al. Complaint
Kapalin, Brian et al. Complaint

May 27, 2014
Ringleader Of International Rhino Smuggling Conspiracy Sentenced In New Jersey To 70 Months In Prison For Wildlife Trafficking Crime
The owner of an antique business in China, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for heading an illegal wildlife smuggling conspiracy in which 30 rhinoceros horns and numerous objects made from rhino horn and elephant ivory worth more than $4.5 million were smuggled from the United States to China.

Queens, N.Y., Men Plead Guilty To Large-Scale Atm Skimming Scheme Targeting New Jersey Bank Customers
Three Romanian natives living in Queens, N.Y., today admitted their involvement in a long-running and lucrative scheme to steal account information from bank customers throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut by installing secret card-reading devices on ATMs.
Revesz, Emil Information
Pendus, Constantin Information
Apetrei, Florin Information

May 22, 2014
Four Orthodox Jewish Rabbis, One Of Their Sons Indicted In Divorce-Compelling Kidnap Conspiracy
A federal grand jury today indicted four Orthodox Jewish Rabbis and one of their sons for allegedly conspiring to kidnap and force Jewish men to grant their wives religious divorces.
Epstein, Mendel et al. Indictment

Two Men Admit Roles In Armed Robbery Of New Jersey Target Store On ‘Black Friday’ 2012
Two New Jersey men, admitted this week to participating in an armed robbery of a Target Store in Union, N.J., on “Black Friday” in November 2012.
Liggins, Maryland Information
Carter, Darrell Information

New Jersey Business Owner Admits Fraudulent Claims Of Service-Disabled Veteran Ownership
The president of a New Jersey-based furniture and design services company, admitted today to fraudulently holding her business out as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, which obtained dozens of government contracts set aside for disabled veterans.
Friedman, Miriam Information

May 21, 2014
Former bank Officer sentenced to 18 months in prison for accepting bribes, bank fraud
A former bank officer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for accepting bribes of more than $50,000 in return for his assistance in corrupt financial transactions as well as bank fraud.

Former longshoremen plead guilty to extortion conspiracy involving christmastime tribute payments
Three former longshoremen admitted today that they conspired to extort others in Local 1235 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) for Christmastime tribute payments.

Trenton, N.J., men charged in series of armed robberies
Two Trenton, N.J. men have been charged with a series of armed robberies committed in Burlington and Mercer counties.
Matias Cruz, Samuel Complaint
Delacruz, Arturo Complaint

Former Senior Vice President of Operations at White Rose Food sentenced to 20 months in prison for tax evasion
The former senior vice president of operations of an independent wholesale food distributor was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for evading taxes on income he received from third parties.

May 20, 2014
Two Admit Roles In Multimillion-Dollar International Cybercrime Scheme
Two members of an alleged international cybercrime, identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy, today admitted their roles in a scheme to use information hacked from customer accounts at more than a dozen banks, brokerage firms, payroll processing companies and government agencies to attempt to steal $15 million from customers.
Gundersen, Richard Indictment
Taylor, Lamar Information

Hudson County, N.J., Contractor Arrested, Charged With Paying Bribes To Fire Official
The owner of a general contracting company in West New York, N.J., was arrested at home in North Bergen, N.J., this morning by special agents of the FBI and charged with bribing a fire official to eliminate more than $8 million in outstanding fines on buildings with fire code violations.
Coca, Victor Complaint

May 19, 2014
Passaic County, N.J., Man pleads guilty to conspiring to defraud the u.S. Treasury Department of More than $2.5 million
A Passaic County, N.J., man today admitted his role in defrauding the U.S. Department of Treasury of more than $2.5 million in income tax return checks.
Flores-Perez, Reyes Information

Neptune, N.J., Man Admits Involvement in Shooting of Cab Driver, Several Armed Robberies in Monmouth County
A Neptune, N.J., man today admitted his involvement in a 24-hour crime spree that took place in five separate shore-area towns and involved the shooting of a cab driver and a number of armed robberies.
Wilson, Quam Indictment

May 16, 2014
Morris County, N.J., doctor sentenced to prison, fined for taking cash kickbacks for patient referrals
A doctor practicing internal medicine in Orange, N.J., was sentenced today to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for taking cash kickbacks for making referrals to a diagnostic testing lab in Orange.

May 15, 2014
Two More alleged kidnappers arrested, charged in plot to coerce reluctant husband to grant jewish divorce
Special agents of the FBI arrested two men at their Lakewood, N.J., homes this morning for allegedly kidnapping a reluctant Jewish husband in order to coerce him through violence to grant his wife a religious divorce — referred to as a “get.”
Epstein, David Aryeh & Rubin, Chaim Baruch Complaint

Trenton, N.J., Mayor Sentenced To 58 Months In Prison On Federal Extortion, Bribery And Mail And Wire Fraud Charges
Trenton Mayor was sentenced today to 58 months in prison after being convicted at trial in February on all six federal extortion, bribery and mail and wire fraud charges against him.

New York Attorney Indicted for Defrauding Two International Companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars
A New York attorney was indicted today for his role in an alleged scheme to defraud two international companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by fraudulently billing them for services that were never provided.
Cvjeticanin, Marijan Indictment

Passaic County, N.J., Man Admits distributing images of Child Sexual Abuse Over the Internet
A Wayne, N.J., man admitted today to sharing images of child sexual abuse from his home computer.
Fernandez, Manuel Indictment

May 14, 2014
New York Physician Admits Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab
A physician with a practice in New York admitted today to accepting over $100,000 in exchange for test referrals as part of a massive bribery scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) of Parsippany, N.J., its president and numerous associates.
Martinho, Michele Information

Former Financial Officer Of New Jersey-Based Equipment Company Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Filing False Corporate And Personal Income Tax Returns
A former financial officer and president of General Glass Equipment Company in Galloway, N.J., was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for concealing his actual income on corporate and personal tax returns, including more than $700,000 he failed to report in 2004.

Union County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison For Distributing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse
A Cranford, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.

Owner and Operator of New Jersey-Based Real Benefits Association LLC Admits Selling Bogus Health Insurance
An insurance broker who allegedly stole nearly $1 million while continuing to sell health care coverage he knew was fake, pleaded guilty today in connection with the scheme.
Clark, David Information

Philadelphia Woman Admits Conspiracy To Traffic Firearms From Philadelphia To Camden
A Philadelphia woman, today admitted conspiring to sell guns without a license.
DeJesus, Resselyn Information
Lee, Michael Wayne Information
Steward, Ammie Information
Ford, Wendelle Complaint

Gloucester County, N.J., Man Arrested, Charged In Alleged Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue, Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
A Gloucester County, N.J., man, is charged with scamming distressed homeowners into giving him their houses and then soliciting fake real estate investments from private investors - secured by those same properties - that netted him more than $3 million in illicit profits.
Poulson, Randy Complaint

May 13, 2014

Former Essex County, N.J., Sheriff's Officer Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Collecting A Debt Through Extortion
A Monmouth County, N.J., man who formerly worked as a sheriff's officer in Essex County, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for conspiring to collect a debt using extortionate means.

Cape May County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Transporting Minor Across State Lines For Sex
A Cape May County, N.J. man, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for transporting an underage girl across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

Union Officials Plead Guilty To Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments
Three former International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) union officials, admitted today that they conspired to extort ILA Local 1235 longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments.

New York Man Admits Role In International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy
A New York man, today admitted his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department.
Ikram, Khawaja Information

Former New Jersey Transit Official Admits Agreeing To Accept $8,000 Bribe
A former New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) official, today admitted she agreed to accept an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract.
Schiereck, Donna Information

Essex County, N.J., Man Arrested In Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme
An Essex County, N.J., man, was arrested at his home by federal law enforcement officers this morning on charges that he allegedly ran a real estate investment scheme that bilked victims out of $4 million.
Edelman, Abbe Complaint

May 12, 2014

Woodland Park, N.J., Man sentenced to three years in prison for Scheme to defraud 17 charities and non-Profit organizations
The owner and president of GAC Consulting Group LLC (GAC) was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud at least 17 charities and non-profit organizations, costing them more than $750,000 in losses.

Monmouth County, N.J., Man Admits Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse
A Monmouth County, N.J., man today admitted using a computer in his home to distribute images of child sexual abuse.
Brochstein, Nathan Information

May 9, 2014
Former Chief Executive Officer of Oil Services Company Indicted in New Jersey on Foreign Bribery and Kickback Charges
The former co-chief executive officer (CEO) of PetroTiger Ltd. – a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey – was indicted today for his role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to defraud PetroTiger.
Sigelman, Joseph Indictment

Federal Charges filed against 22 alleged members of related camden drug trafficking organizations
This morning, teams of federal, state and local law enforcement partners led by the FBI arrested 16 members of related drug trafficking organizations – bound by family and narcotics business relationships – that processed and distributed crack, powder cocaine and heroin on the streets of Camden County.
Rivera, Efraim et al. Amended Complaints

May 8, 2014
Newark Man sentenced to 234 months in prison for three armed carjackings
A Newark man was sentenced today to 234 months in prison for his role in three armed carjackings that occurred in a one-week span in three counties across northern New Jersey.

Newark Man charged with producing child pornography for recording his sexual abuse of girls
A Newark man made his initial court appearance today on charges that he sexually exploited two prepubescent girls after allegedly photographing himself abusing the girls.
Kinney, Justin Complaint

Middlesex County, N.J., Dermatologist Charged With Structuring Nearly $850,000 in deposits to avoid reporting requirements
A dermatologist with a medical practice in East Brunswick, N.J., was charged today for allegedly structuring nearly $850,000 by intentionally purchasing numerous money orders for amounts below what would trigger a financial institution’s IRS reporting requirements.
Milgraum, Sandy Complaint

May 6, 2014
New York Man Admits To Participating In Five Armed Robberies Of Electronics Stores In New Jersey And New York
A Brooklyn, N.Y., man, admitted today to participating in five armed robberies of electronics stores, including an armed robbery in Linden, N.J.
Crawley, Kajuan Superseding Indictment

Lakewood, N.J., Man Admits Conspiracy To Kidnap Jewish Husband To Force Him To Give Wife A Religious Divorce
A Lakewood, N.J., man, today admitted conspiring to kidnap a Jewish man to force him to give his wife a religious divorce, known as a "get."
Wax, David Information

Sussex County, N.J., Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Distributing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse
A Sussex County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for using a computer in his home to distribute images of child sexual abuse.

May 5, 2014

Convicted Ponzi Schemer Eliyahu Weinstein Arraigned on New charges; two conspirators admit defrauding investors with him
Convicted Ponzi schemer was arraigned today in federal court in Trenton on new charges relating to an alleged scheme to defraud victims regarding purported investments in Facebook stock and Florida real estate.
Weinstein, EliyahuIndictment
Glucksman, Aaron Information
Schleider, Alex Information

President of Middlesex County, N.J., Investment Company Admits Defrauding Investors
The former president of a Middlesex County, N.J., investment company today admitted he defrauded investors out of more than $250,000.
Desai, Shreyans Superseding Indictment

May 2, 2014
Alleged Serial Bank Robber Arrested After Morning Robbery of Colonia, N.J., Bank
Jason Novello allegedly responsible for a three-county New Jersey bank robbery spree faces a federal charge today following his arrest yesterday, May 1, 2014, after the rush hour robbery of a Rahway Savings Institute in Colonia.
Novello, Jason Complaint

May 1, 2014
Former Unisys Engineer And Girlfriend Admit Receiving Nearly $100,000 In Kickbacks In Connection With Tsa High-Tech Phone Contract
A former project manager for Unisys and his girlfriend, today admitted they were paid nearly $100,000 in kickbacks in connection with staffing a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) contract for high-tech phone systems.
Anderson, James Information
Idoux-Walz, Vickie Information

Former Elizabeth, N.J., School Attendance Officer Admits Defrauding Board Of Education
A former attendance liaison officer for the Elizabeth, N.J., Board of Education (EBOE), today admitted obtaining by fraud more than $5,000 by working a second job during hours when he was supposed to be tracking down truant students.
Farley, Scott Information

April 2014

April 30, 2014
New Jersey Regional Medical Center Pays Hundreds of Thousands to resolve kickback allegations
Somerset Medical Center — a regional medical center located in Somerville, N.J.— has paid $435,640 to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by making improper rental payments to a cardiology group that referred large numbers of patients to the hospital.
Settlement Agreement

April 29, 2014
Resident Of Florida And Ohio Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Defrauding Charter Flight Company, Others, Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars
A resident of Florida and Ohio was sentenced to 37 months in prison today for his role in defrauding a charter flight company and other merchants of hundreds of thousands of dollars in luxury goods and services.

Two Elizabeth, N.J., Women Each Sentenced To Prison For Operating Counterfeit Check Scheme
Two Elizabeth, N.J., women, were each sentenced today to prison for conspiring to commit bank fraud by depositing more than half a million dollars in counterfeit checks into different TD Bank accounts.

April 28, 2014

Former Jersey City Council Candidate Admits Misuse of Contributions
Former Jersey City Council candidate admitted illegally using contributions to her political campaign for her personal use.
Webb-Washington, Lavern Superseding Information

April 24, 2014
Former Owner, Medical Director, Of Diagnostic Testing Center Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison
A radiologist who owned and operated a diagnostic testing center in Orange, N.J., was sentenced today to 46 months in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $2 million for overseeing a sprawling cash-for-patients scheme to bribe doctors for testing referrals.

Philadelphia Business Owner And Associate Charged In Murder-For-Hire Plot That Involved Atlantic City Shooting
Two Philadelphia men, are scheduled to appear in court today on charges of conspiracy, murder for hire and aiding and abetting the use of a firearm related to a shooting in Atlantic City, N.J., last year.
Galati, Ronald, and Johnson, Jerome Indictment

April 23, 2014
Union city, n.J., man admits operating supposed charity as illegal bank, falsifying taxes
A Union City, N.J., man who operated a supposed charitable organization, or “gemach,” admitted today that he ran it as an unchartered bank, accepting millions of dollars in deposits – including nearly $1 million of his own money – which he shielded from state or federal regulation.
Schwartz, Moshe Information

April 22, 2014
Mercer County, N.J., Man Sentenced To More Than 17 Years In Prison For Producing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse
A Mercer County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison for producing images of child sexual abuse by coercing a minor victim to stream explicit content to him over the Internet.

Former Pharmaceutical Executive Sentenced To 16 Months In Prison For Central Role In Insider Trading Scheme
A former executive of a pharmaceutical technology firm was sentenced today to 16 months in prison for playing a central role in an insider trading scheme that repeatedly exploited non-public material information for financial gain.

Ocean County, N.J., Man Admits Forging IRS Documents To Evade Federal Tax Lien
An Ocean County, N.J., man, today admitted forging and transmitting documents to evade a federal tax lien.
Jarvis, Charles Information

Middlesex County, N.J., Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison For Production, Distribution Of Child Sex Abuse Images
A Middlesex County, N.J., man who once worked as a school crossing guard, was sentenced today to 216 months in prison for taking compromising photographs of a naked child and distributing them and hundreds of other photographs of child sexual abuse over the Internet.

Former Loan Officer Admits Role In Mortgage Fraud Scheme
A Middlesex County, N.J., man, today admitted his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses.
Coutinho, Delio Information

Hudson County, N.J., Woman Federally Charged With Robbing Three Banks In Three Weeks
A woman who allegedly robbed three banks in three-week span, has been charged federally in connection with the spree.
Parziale, Valeria Complaint

April 21, 2014

Essex County, N.J., Woman Sentenced to 79 Months in Prison for Fraud Scheme that Targeted elderly individuals
An Essex County, N.J., woman was sentenced today to 79 months in prison for a credit card fraud and identity theft scheme in which she targeted elderly women.

April 17, 2014
Convicted Ponzi-Schemer Indicted On New Fraud And Other Charges
An Ocean County, N.J., man who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and transacting criminal proceeds while on pretrial release.
Weinstein, Eliyahu Indictment II

Remarks As Prepared For Delivery By U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman At The Prisoner Reentry: Breaking The Cycle Conference
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman speaks at the “Prisoner Reentry: Breaking the Cycle” conference at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J.

April 16, 2014

Two Former Pharmaceutical/Medical Technology Executives Sentenced for their Roles in Insider Trading scheme
Two former pharmaceutical and medical technology firm executives were sentenced today for their involvement in an extensive insider trading network that repeatedly exploited non-public material information for financial gain.

Middlesex County, N.J., Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Scheme to File Fraudulent Tax Returns
A Middlesex County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for his role in filing fraudulent income tax returns and illegally receiving approximately $500,000 in refunds.

April 14, 2014
Burlington County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for producing images of child sexual abuse
A Burlington County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for his role in producing images of child sexual abuse.

"Enforcer" for atlantic City "Dirty block" gang admits participating in heroin trafficking conspiracy
An Atlantic City, N.J., man admitted today to engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with the “Dirty Block” criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.
Spencer, Shaamel Superseding Information

Contractor Admits Fraud and Aggravated Assault
The principal of a Pennsylvania construction company today admitted his role in an employee kickback scheme that occurred during a reconstruction project at the Ft. Dix military base in Burlington County, N.J..
Santos, Leonard et al. Superseding Indictment

April 11, 2014
Essex County, N.J., Man Convicted of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
An Essex County, N.J., man with a felony criminal record has been convicted by a federal jury for carrying a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Bergen County, N.J., Doctor Charged with Tax Violations
A Bergen County, N.J., doctor who owns three immediate care facilities in Hudson County, N.J., was arrested today on multiple tax violations, including allegedly making cash deposits of more than $5.8 million into bank accounts he controlled.
El Amir, Medhat Indictment

April 9, 2014
West Orange, N.J., Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for stealing nearly $100,000 from an elderly woman
A West Orange, N.J., woman who defrauded an elderly victim of nearly $100,000 by taking the victim’s Social Security payments and secretly applying for a reverse mortgage on the victim’s home was sentenced today to 30 months in prison.

Two Leaders of 'Red Breed Guerillas' Street Gang Sentenced to Lengthy prison terms for drug and gun possession
Two leaders of a Bloods street gang set known as the “Red Breed Guerillas” were sentenced today to prison terms for drug trafficking and illegal possession of weapons.

Two Defendants Sentenced to Prison in insider trading scheme
The two primary traders in an extensive insider trading network were sentenced to prison today for repeatedly using information divulged by insiders at pharmaceutical/medical technology firms operating in New Jersey.

Tom's River, N.J., Chiropractor Admits Receiving Bribes For Patient Referrals
A chiropractor with a practice in Toms River, N.J., admitted today to accepting bribes to refer a number of his patients to a New Jersey-licensed pain management physician.
Eastburn, Norman Information

Former Partner Of a freehold Office equipment Leasing company Admits Stealing More than $600,000
A former partner of a Freehold, N.J.-based office equipment leasing company today admitted stealing more than $600,000 in a fraudulent loan scheme.
Lee Lum, Jason Information

Morris County, N.J., Physician Admits Taking Bribes In Test-Referrals Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab
A physician with a practice in Madison, N.J. admitted today to accepting bribes of $2,000 per month in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) of Parsippany, N.J., its president and numerous associates.
Lajewski, Wayne Information

April 8, 2014
Miami-Dade, Fla. Police Officer Charged In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy
An internal affairs officer of the Miami-Dade Police Department, was arrested this morning in Miami Gardens, Fla., and charged with allegedly aiding a narcotics trafficking organization - distributing cocaine from the Dominican Republic in New Jersey and elsewhere - by orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot; providing firearms and sensitive law enforcement information; and facilitating the transport of drug proceeds.
Mata, Ralph Complaint

Nigerian National Faces New Stolen Identity Tax Refund Charges In 31-Count Federal Indictment Returned In New Jersey
A Nigerian national who formerly resided in Livingston, N.J., was arraigned today on a 31-count superseding indictment charging him with participating in an $3 million scheme to use stolen identities to generate fraudulent tax refunds.
Akinola, Kole Superseding Indictment

April 3, 2014
Trenton man sentenced to eight years in prison for Possession of Three guns, including loaded semi-Automatic rifle
A Trenton, N.J., man with a previous conviction for drug distribution was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for possessing three firearms, including a loaded semi-automatic rifle and a loaded revolver.

Owners of popular ocean city, n.J., pizza restaurants arrested, face indictment charging tax and structuring crimes
The owners of popular Ocean City, N.J., restaurant chain Manco & Manco Pizza were arrested this morning at their Somers Point, N.J., home by IRS-Criminal Investigation special agents on an indictment charging the couple with multiple counts of tax evasion and other offenses.
Bangle, Charles et al. Indictment

April 2, 2014
Georgia man admits traveling from new york to new jersey for illicit sexual conduct with children
A Georgia man living in Long Island, N.Y., admitted today he traveled from New York to New Jersey to have sexual contact with a minor.
Simone, Richard Indictment

April 1, 2014
Former owner of new jersey private detective firm sentenced to prison for social security disability fraud
A Hunterdon County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 23 months in prison for fraudulently collecting Social Security disability payments while continuing to do work he claimed he was unable to do for his private detective firm.

Hudson county trio indicted for robberies of sovereign bank in secaucus, n.J., and tD bank in fairview, n.J.
Two men and a woman from Hudson County, N.J., were indicted today in connection with their roles in two bank robberies that took place last summer.
Bohanan, Gary et al. Indictment

Chicago man admits stealing more than $1 million worth of iphones And ipads
A Chicago man today admitted he stole more than $1 million worth of iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless through an elaborate scheme that involved misappropriating corporate purchasing accounts and then diverting the shipments by bribing Federal Express drivers.
Gunn, Stephen Indictment

Two plead guilty in new jersey federal court to roles in Multimillion-Dollar international cybercrime scheme
An alleged member of an international cybercrime, identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy admitted today to using information hacked from customer accounts held at more than a dozen banks, brokerage firms, payroll processing companies and government agencies in an attempt to steal at least $15 million from American customers, the second member of the conspiracy to plead guilty this week.
Dubuc, Robert Information
Pidtergerya, Oleg Information

March 2014

March 31, 2014
Former fugitive admits selling bogus insurance policies
A former insurance broker admitted today to conspiring to defraud purchasers of commercial liability insurance by overcharging for policies as well as issuing some customers bogus policies.
Grubb, Thomas Indictment

Credit card fraud conspiracy charges unsealed today against two arrested at atlantic city’s borgata casino
Complaints charging two men with credit card fraud conspiracy were unsealed today in federal court in New Jersey after the pair, who have allegedly attempted to fraudulently charge more than $500,000 using stolen account numbers, were arrested early Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Borgata Casino, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Coleman, Tracey Complaint
Wallace, Wanell Complaint

March 28, 2014
Jersey city man pleads guilty to armed robbery of jewelry store
A Jersey City man admitted today to committing an armed robbery of a jewelry store in Hudson County.
Amar, Mouhamadou Lamine Indictment

Bridgeton, n.J. jersey tax preparer admits personal income tax evasion
A Bridgeton, N.J., tax preparer today admitted he knowingly failed to report more than $300,000 diverted from his tax preparation service for his personal use.
Jones, William Information

March 27, 2014
Pennsylvania Man Admits Mann Act Violations In Running Prostitution Business
An Allentown, Pa., man previously charged with sex trafficking of a minor, today admitted his role in coercing women to travel from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to engage in prostitution and sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a crime. 
Torrellas, Francisco SIndictment

Owner Of Bulk Mailing Company Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

One of the operators of Clevett Worldwide Mailers LLC, a Succasunna, N.J., bulk mailing house, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for defrauding clients of more than $1 million through a fraudulent bulk-mailing scheme in which he shredded millions of pieces of mail rather than delivering them.

21 Alleged Heroin Traffickers Federally Charged In New Jersey
The New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged 21 members and suppliers of a large-scale drug trafficking organization allegedly responsible for distributing heroin and cocaine throughout New Jersey’s Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Britt-Young DTO Complaint
Shannon Complaint

March 25, 2014

Brooklyn, N.Y., Man Admits Traveling To New Jersey To Violently Extort Divorce Consent From Reluctant Husband
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 – referred to as a “get” – through threats of violence.
Bulmash, Simcha Information

Former Senior Vice President Of Marketing At A&P Admits Wire Fraud
The former senior vice president of marketing at A&P, a U.S. supermarket and liquor store chain, today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud A&P by selling for personal gain event tickets that were intended for A&P’s use.
Moritz, John Information

New York Doctor Admits Taking Bribes For Referring Tests To New Jersey Clinical Lab
A pediatrician with a New York practice in Staten Island and Brooklyn, admitted today he accepted bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, N.J., its president and numerous associates.
Gorukanti, Surender Information

Remarks As Prepared For U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman At 2014 Anti-Violence Summit
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman speaks at New Jersey’s inaugural Anti-violence Summit: “Strong Partnerships, Safer Communities” at the Rutgers Livingston Campus in Piscataway, N.J.

March 24, 2014

Tax return preparer indicted for tax fraud that caused more than $1.6 million loss
A federal grand jury in Newark today returned a nine-count indictment charging a former Bergen County tax return preparer for his alleged role in filing false federal income tax returns and filing false personal returns.
Dunich-Kolb, Wayne Indictment

March 21, 2014

three camden, n.J., residents charged in conspiracy to steal checks from mail and defraud banks in new jersey, pennsylvania and delaware
A woman and two men from Camden were charged today for their alleged participation in a scheme in which they stole business checks from the U.S. Mail in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, altered them, and cashed them using a series of conspirators,.
Muhammad, Ibn Et al. Indictment

member of massive counterfeit goods conspiracy sentenced to 38 months in prison
A member of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy was sentenced today to 38 months in prison for his role in the scheme.

March 20, 2014
Pennsylvania Man Charged With Running A Prostitution Business
An Allentown, Pa., man previously charged with sex trafficking of a minor, was indicted today on additional charges of conspiracy to use an interstate facility in aid of prostitution business, transportation of a minor to engage in prostitution, coercion and enticement to engage in prostitution, and obstruction.
Torrellas, Francisco SIndictment

March 19, 2014
newark, n.J., man sentenced to 114 months in prison for his role in armed robbery and shooting of retired police officer
A Newark, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 114 months in prison for his role in an armed robbery and shooting of a retired police officer working as an armed money courier.

bergen county, n.J., man pleads guilty to making false report of kidnapping to u.S. embassy
A Bergen County, N.J., man, today admitted using the Internet and social media to fabricate a fictitious high school girl, using that fake personality to engage in an online relationship with a teenage male, and then making a false report to a U.S. Embassy that the girl was kidnapped.
Mykhaylivskyy, Andriy Information

new jersey man sentenced to 10 years in prison for luring teen to pennsylvania, downloading images of child sex abuse
A Sussex County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for luring a teenage boy to Pennsylvania for illegal sexual activity, as well as downloading and receiving images on his home computer of children being sexually abused.

Law clerk, stock broker charged in new jersey with trading on inside information stolen from prominent new york law firm
The managing clerk of the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP – a prominent, international law firm – and a professional stock broker who worked at Oppenheimer & Co. and Morgan Stanley were arrested today and charged with participating in a multi-year insider trading scheme that allegedly netted more than $5.6 million in illicit profits.
Metro, Steven and Eydelman, Vladimir Complaint

March 18, 2014

Newark Man Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Scheme To Steal Checks From Mail
A Newark man, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for his role in a scheme to steal personal checks from the U.S. Mail and fraudulently endorse and deposit them into personal checking accounts.

March 17, 2014

union county, n.J., woman sentenced to 70 months in prison for fraud leading to theft of $7 million in charity hIV and cancer medication
A Union County, N.J., woman, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for her role in defrauding a charity program out of more than $7 million in donated HIV and cancer medication by using her access to a company hired to administer the program.

Three indicted on fraud and iD theft charges in multimillion-Dollar international cybercrime scheme
Three alleged members of an international cybercrime, money laundering and identity theft conspiracy, were charged in New Jersey today with a scheme to use information hacked from customer accounts held at more than a dozen banks, brokerage firms, payroll processing companies and government agencies in an attempt to steal at least $15 million from American customers.
Sharapka, Oleksiy et al. Indictment

March 14, 2014
three people admit roles in extensive tax refund check scam
A Bronx, N.Y., man, today admitted his role in conspiring to steal government funds through his involvement in an extensive scheme to fraudulently obtain income tax refund checks issued by the United States.
Pena, Luis Information
Ortiz, Lourdes Information
Rivera, Gloria Information

brooklyn, n.Y., woman sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for shipment of more than $2.5 million worth of stolen luxury vehicles to africa
A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman, was sentenced today to 262 months in prison for her role as the leader of a ring responsible for shipping dozens of stolen and carjacked luxury cars and SUVs worth more than $2.5 million from New Jersey to Africa.

10th defendant admits role in $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme
An Ocean County, N.J., man today admitted his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud conspiracy in which he used his position as a loan officer of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc. to get the company to release more than $4.6 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications.
Serao,Robert Indictment

March 13, 2014
Plainfield, N.J., Woman Sentenced To 87 Months In Prison For Her Roles As Lookout, Getaway Driver In Armed Bank Robberies
A Plainfield, N.J. woman, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for playing a role in three armed robberies of banks in Somerset and Middlesex counties.

Twin Brother Pharmacists Each Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Defrauding Patients And Insurance Companies Of $1.5 Million
Two pharmacists and twin brothers who previously owned the West Orange Pharmacy, were each sentenced 42 months in prison today for reaping at least $1.5 million in illicit gains by defrauding patients, Medicaid and insurance companies over the past 15 years.

March 12, 2014
newark man pleads guilty to 14 armed robberies of new jersey stores
A Newark man, admitted today to committing 14 armed robberies of commercial establishments throughout Union, Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.
Darby, Jamar Indictment

florida man charged in new jersey with threatening to poison consumer products
Federal charges are filed in Newark against a man who allegedly contacted a consumer products company and claimed he poisoned its products and would return them to store shelves if his demands were not met.
Henderson, Brian Complaint

March 11, 2014
Brooklyn, N.Y., Brothers Admit Traveling To New Jersey To Violently Extort Divorce Consent From Reluctant Husband
A pair of Brooklyn brothers, have admitted on consecutive days to crossing state lines as part of a plan to violently coerce an unwilling husband to grant his wife a religious divorce.
Goldstein, Avrohom Information
Goldstein, Moshe Information

Owner Of Roofing Company Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Filing False Income Tax Returns
The owner of Kenal Enterprises LLC, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for filing false income tax returns for several years.

Ocean County, N.J., Attorney Sentenced To Six Months In Prison, Six Months Of Home Confinement, For Income Tax Evasion And Failing To Pay Payroll Taxes
An Ocean County, N.J., attorney, was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for evading federal income taxes after hiding assets in an attorney trust account in his wife’s name when he was already in debt to the IRS.

March 10, 2014

doctor admits taking cash kickbacks for patient referrals and failing to report nearly $1 million in income
An Essex County, N.J., doctor practicing family medicine in East Orange, N.J., today admitted receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of his patients and failing to file tax returns on $1 million of income over a three-year period.
Khanna, Yash Superseding Indictment

March 6, 2014
Owners Of Tax Preparation Business Indicted On New Charges For Filing Phony Tax Returns For New Jersey Prison Inmates
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
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.
Hellman, David Information

March 4, 2014
Montgomery County, Pa., Man Admits Three Bank Robberies
A Montgomery County, Pa., man, today admitted his role in three bank robberies in Pennsylvania.
Wilson, Kyle Information

Former New Jersey Attorney Admits Generating More Than $1 Million Profit From Phony awsuits Filed In New York State Court
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.
Tonogbanua, Arobert Information

Essex County, N.J., Man Convicted of Carjacking
An Essex County, N.J., man, has been convicted on all counts in connection with a March 2012 carjacking.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Stars Plead Guilty To Conspiracy, Bankruptcy Fraud and Tax Offenses
Two of the stars of the Bravo TV television show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," today admitted committing a string of crimes as part of a long-running financial fraud conspiracy.
Giudice, Giuseppe and Teresa Superseding Indictment
Giudice, Giuseppe Plea Agreement
Giudice, Teresa Plea Agreement

March 3, 2014

louisiana man charged with abusive sexual contact of sleeping woman on domestic flight to new jersey
A Louisiana man, appeared in Newark federal court today to face a charge that he sexually touched a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Singh, Devender Complaint

February 2014

February 28, 2014
U.S. attorney for new jersey and head of iRS-Newark field office: tax filing deadline is near
With tax season already upon us, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Shantelle P. Kitchen, Newark Field Office, are reminding New Jersey taxpayers about the importance of filing complete and accurate tax returns by the April 15 deadline.

Doctor admits taking bribes in test-Referrals scheme with new jersey clinical lab
A pediatrician with a practice in Staten Island and Brooklyn, N.Y., admitted today he accepted bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, N.J., its president and numerous associates
Gabriel, Demetrios Information

former chairman of woodland park, n.J., democratic committee sentenced to two years in prison for bribing iRS official
The former chairman of the Woodland Park, N.J., Democratic Committee, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for bribing two individuals he thought were IRS officials to eliminate his tax debt.

February 26, 2014
Doctor admits taking bribes in test-Referral scheme with new jersey clinical lab
An internist with a practice in Montclair, N.J., admitted today accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, N.J., its president and numerous associates.
Goldberg, Charles Information

former atlantic county, n.J., paralegal charged with mail fraud conspiracy
A woman who allegedly filed false and fraudulent immigration petitions for clients while working as a paralegal in Atlantic County, N.J., made her initial court appearance today on conspiracy charges.
James, Maria Complaint

former hudson county, n.J., teacher sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the internet
A former substitute teacher at a private school in Jersey City, N.J., was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.

alleged members of aTM skimming scheme targeting new jersey bank customers in court for guilty plea, sentencing
Two of the leaders of a scheme to steal account information from bank customers throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut by installing secret card-reading devices on ATMs, were in court today for separate proceedings.
Radu, Bogdan Information
Cotiga, Marius Information

February 25, 2014
Leader of Massive Real Estate Fraud Scheme Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison For Fraud And Money Laundering
An Ocean County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 264 months in prison for running a real estate investment fraud scheme that caused $200 million in losses and laundering the proceeds of the scheme.

Diagnostic Imaging Group To Pay $15.5 Million For Allegedly Submitting False Claims To Federal And State Health Care Programs
Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG) has agreed to pay a total of $15.5 million to resolve allegations that its diagnostic testing facilities falsely billed federal and state health care programs for tests that were not performed or not medically necessary and by paying kickbacks to physicians.
Doshi Executed Settlement Agreement

Former Director Of Finance Of New Jersey-Based Toll Global Forwarding Admits Stealing $1.3 Million From The Company
The former director of finance of the Middlesex County-based integrated logistic services company Toll Global Forwarding, today admitted stealing more than $1.3 million from her former employer through an elaborate false invoicing scheme.

Clifton Insurance Adjuster Charged With Defrauding N.J. Turnpike Authority and Insurance Companies Of Over $200,000
The owner of a New Jersey-based insurance adjusting company, was arrested today for allegedly defrauding the N.J. Turnpike Authority and certain insurance companies of more than $200,000.
Napolitano, Robert Complaint

February 24, 2014
passaic county, n.J., man pleads guilty to possession of images of child sexual abuse
A Totowa, N.J., man, admitted today that he possessed images of child sexual abuse.
Chiampi, Anthony Information

owner of bulk mailing company sentenced to two years in prison for Multimillion-Dollar fraud
The owner of Clevett Worldwide Mailers LLC, a Succasunna, N.J., bulk mailing house, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for defrauding clients of more than $1 million through a fraudulent bulk-mailing scheme in which he shredded millions of pieces of mail rather than delivering them.

February 21, 2014
burlington, n.J., real estate consultant sentenced to 20 months in prison
A real estate consultant, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for helping five people defraud banks by obtaining multiple home equity loans on the same property.
Barksdale, William Information

new jersey man charged in violation of mann act
Federal agents arrested a Middlesex County, N.J., man, today in Mercer County, N.J., for violating the Mann Act, a federal law prohibiting interstate transportation of a minor for illicit purposes.
Shannon, Jayme Complaint

February 20, 2014
Former Bayonne Official Admits Accepting $65,000 In Bribes For Awarding HUD Grant Funds
A Hudson County, N.J. man who served as the senior accountant of the City of Bayonne Department of Community Development (CBDCD), today admitted accepting $65,000 in bribe payments in exchange for his assistance in awarding projects funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants.
Crisonino, Anselmo Information

Queens, N.Y., Men Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Large-Scale Atm Skimming Scheme Targeting New Jersey Bank Customers
Two Romanian natives residing in Queens, N.Y., were sentenced today to prison terms for a scheme to steal account information from bank customers throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut by installing secret card-reading devices on ATMs.

Bulgarian National Admits Role In Largest Identity Theft Ring Of Its Time
A Bulgarian national, today admitted his participation in the Shadowcrew forum, an online marketplace for hacking and identity theft that was the largest of its kind when dismantled by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Secret Service in 2004.
Kolarov, Aleski Indictment

February 19, 2014
union county, n.J., man admits distributing images of chlld sexual abuse over the internet
A Union County, N.J., man, today admitted distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.
Ellenbacher, John Information

monmouth county, n.J., doctor admits stealing $1.1 million
A pain management doctor with a practice based in Red Bank, N.J., admitted today that he embezzled more than $1.1 million from a medical practice.
Muscio, Robert Information

hudson county, n.J., man sentenced to 10 years in prison for coercing a minor to engage in sexual activity
A Hudson County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for using video chat programs to persuade a minor girl to engage in sexual conduct.

February 18, 2014
Staten Island Man Admits Role In New Jersey Cigarette Heist
A Staten Island, N.Y., man, admitted today his role in the theft of a trailer containing 270 cases of counterfeit cigarettes that were part of an FBI undercover sting.
Guido, Augustine Information

Former Ceo Of Oil Services Company Pleads Guilty To Foreign Bribery Charges
A former chief executive officer of PetroTiger Ltd. – a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey – today admitted his role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials and defraud PetroTiger.
Hammarskjold, Knut Information

Burlington County Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Defrauding Retailers Of $500,000 Through Debit Card Scheme
A Burlington County, N.J. woman who used a debit card fraud scheme to steal more than $500,000 from clothing retailers, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison.
McDonald, Temeshia Complaint
McDonald, Temeshia Information


February 11, 2014

Leader Of Large-Scale Identity Theft Ring Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For His Role 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, was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for directing the large-scale, sophisticated criminal enterprise.

February 10, 2014

middlesex county, n.J., woman who admitted conspiring to defraud treasury department sentenced to 44 months in prison
A Middlesex County, N.J., woman, who conspired with others to defraud the U.S. Department of the Treasury of more than $1 million in income tax refunds over a four-year period was sentenced today to 44 months in prison.

February 7, 2014
trenton, n.J., mayor convicted on federal extortion, bribery and mail and wire fraud charges
A federal jury today found Trenton Mayor guilty on all six federal extortion, bribery and mail and wire fraud charges against him.

Ringleader of large-Scale aTM skimming scheme extradited to united states to face multiple charges
A native of Romania who was arrested in Sweden is scheduled to make his initial court appearance today following his extradition to face charges that he directed a large-scale ATM skimming scheme targeting New Jersey bank customers.
Vintila, Marius Complaint

former mayor of manalapan, n.J., arrested for mortgage fraud, identity theft, and obstruction of justice
The former mayor of Manalapan, N.J., was arrested today on charges that he falsified his 2007 and 2008 tax returns in order to purchase a farm property in Manalapan and that he provided federal investigators and a federal grand jury with a fabricated document in 2013.
Lucas, Andrew Indictment

February 6, 2014
cape may county, n.J., man admits transporting minor across state lines for sex
A Cape May County, N.J., man, today admitted transporting an underage girl across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
Kulick, Michael Information

February 5, 2014
Alabama man admits attempted murder of witness, mortgage fraud conspiracy and money laundering
An Alabama man admitted today to conspiring to defraud financial institutions and launder stolen funds as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos.
Henson, Kinard et al. Second Superseding Indictment

February 4, 2014
New jersey doctor convicted of taking cash kickbacks for patient referrals
A doctor practicing in Newark was convicted at trial of receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals, becoming the 14th doctor and 16th defendant to be convicted in connection with the government’s investigation of illegal payments made by an Orange, N.J., diagnostic testing facility.
Jafari, Maryam Superseding Indictment

Bergen county, n.J., woman admits role in $2 million mortgage fraud scheme
A Bergen County, N.J., woman today admitted her role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses.
Arcentales, Klary Indictment

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January 31, 2014
four brooklyn, n.Y., men indicted for armed robberies of electronics stores in new jersey and new york
A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment today against four Brooklyn, N.Y., men in connection with a spree of eight armed robberies of electronic stores in New Jersey and New York.
Williams, Carl et al. Superseding Indictment

russian national sentenced to 30 months in prison for $1 million trading account hack, securities fraud scheme
A Russian national living in New York, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for conspiring with others to hack into retail brokerage accounts and execute sham trades.

January 30, 2014
Four Indicted In New Jersey For Allegedly Trafficking A Minor, Forcing Her To Work As A Prostitute
A federal grand jury in Trenton returned a superseding indictment today charging four men from New York and Pennsylvania- with various offenses related to the trafficking of a minor and forcing her into prostitution for their own profit.
Charles, Varian Superseding Indictment

January 29, 2014

hudson county, n.J., man sentenced to more than eight years in prison for sexually abusing sleeping woman on domestic flight
A Hudson County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for sexually abusing a sleeping woman aboard a flight from Phoenix to Newark Liberty International Airport in August 2012.

camden county, n.J., man sentenced to seven years in prison for illegal weapons possession
A Camden County, N.J., man, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for illegally possessing firearms, including assault rifles and a stolen handgun, which he sold to a confidential informant.

morris county, n.J., man convicted of armed bank robbery
A Morris County, N.J. man, has been found guilty of robbing a bank at gunpoint.

January 28, 2014
strength and conditioning coach admits role in insurance billing scheme
A partner in Source Institute for Human Performance, a Princeton, N.J., provider of exercise coaching services to independent high schools, pleaded guilty today to defrauding insurance companies by falsely claiming that Source gave clients physical therapy.
Nogaki, David Information

Coin Dealer Formerly From Hackensack, N.J., Admits Filing A False Federal Income Tax Return
A former Hackensack, N.J., dealer in ancient coins, today admitted filing a false federal income tax return for the 2006 tax year.
Zagorski, Gantcho Indictment

Essex County, N.J., Man Admits Preparing False Income Tax Returns
The owner of a tax preparation business, admitted today his role in the preparation of income tax returns with false information.
Fraser, Carlyle Information

Camden, N.J., Man Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Steal Checks From Mail
A Camden man, was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for his role in a scheme in which he and others stole business checks from the mail in New Jersey and Connecticut, altered them and cashed them through a series of conspirators.

January 27, 2014

former official of pop warner admits stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization
The former regional director of the Eastern Region of Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. (Pop Warner), today admitted stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization and using the funds for his personal benefit.
Marshall, David Information

January 24, 2014
pharmacist admits multiple sales of oxycodone without a prescription, agrees to forfeit $1.5 million
The former pharmarcist-in-charge of West Orange Pharmacy, today admitted to illegally distributing hundreds of tablets of oxycontin in exchange for thousands of dollars in cash.
Stefanelli, Leonard Information

former contract employee for u.S. citizenship and immigration services convicted in new jersey for theft, sale of forms
A federal jury returned guilty verdicts late Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, against a former contract employee for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), for stealing hundreds of immigration forms from the warehouse where he worked and selling them for ultimate use as part of a criminal enterprise.

January 23, 2014
Three charged with operating online counterfeit credit card retailer responsible for estimated $34.5 million in fraud
Three men who allegedly ran a one-stop online shop selling counterfeit credit cards and holographic overlays, to be used by criminals to make fake identifications, face federal charges in an ongoing investigation that has already resulted in 11 additional arrests, including a customer facing federal charges.
Roberson, Sean Complaint
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January 21, 2014
Florida Man Arrested, Charged In New Jersey With Sale Of Deadly Toxin On Underground Online Marketplace
A Florida man, is expected in court today after federal agents arrested him on Jan. 18, 2014, in LaBelle, Fla., on New Jersey federal charges alleging he sold the potentially deadly toxin abrin through an underground, Internet-based marketplace.
Korff, Jesse William Complaint

January 16, 2014

Hudson County, N.J., Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Distribution Of Child Pornography
A Hudson County, N.J. man, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for distributing images and videos of child sex abuse over the Internet.

New York-Based Hair Product Companies That Violated Bank Secrecy Act Agree To Pay $15 Million, Make Compliance Reforms In Settlement With New Jersey U.S. Attorney
Wholesale hair product companies based in Port Washington, N.Y. – entered into an agreement today to resolve claims brought by the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office that they enabled the structuring of cash transactions to avoid reporting requirements in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
Shake-N-Go Complaint
Shake-N-Go Settlement

Two Newark, N.J. Men to Appear in Federal Court, Charged with Armed Carjackings
Two Essex County, N.J. men arrested in connection with two gunpoint carjackings and an attempted carjacking in December 2012, are expected to make their initial appearances today in Newark federal court.
Thermitus, Corey and Manning, Jamie Superseding Complaint

January 15, 2014
essex county, n.J., man admits role in armed carjacking
An Essex County, N.J., man, today admitted his role in an armed carjacking in Newark on Nov. 8, 2012.
Tullies, Nathaniel Information

monmouth county, n.J., man charged with possession of child pornography
Special agents of the FBI arrested a Monmouth County man, at his home this morning after discovering alleged images of child sexual abuse on his computer.
Bracht, Layne Complaint

warren county, n.J., man admits distributing images of child sexual abuse over the internet
A registered sex offender who was formerly employed at a law office in Paterson, N.J., admitted today to distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.
Rease, Kevin Indictment

deputy director of hudson county correctional center charged with wiretapping fellow workers
The deputy director of the Hudson County Correctional Center, surrendered today to law enforcement and was charged by complaint with illegally wiretapping fellow employees.
Eady, Kirk Complaint

January 14, 2014
Former President Of Vonetex LLC Admits Paying Kickbacks In Connection With TSA Contract For High-Tech Phone Systems
The former president of Vonetex LLC, today admitted that he paid nearly $100,000 in kickbacks to benefit himself under a subcontract to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) contract for high-tech phone systems.
Metzger, Neil Information

New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $120.2 Million For Taxpayers In FY 2013
The District of New Jersey collected $120,229,018.44 in FY 2013, which includes $57,792, 671.44 in criminal and civil actions, and – working with partner agencies and divisions – it collected an additional $62,436,347 in asset forfeiture actions.

Vendor Admits to Conspiring to Pay Bribes of $40,000 To NJ Transit Employees
A vendor, admitted today to conspiring to pay bribes of approximately $40,000 to NJ Transit employees to obtain snow removal contracts.
O’Neill, Edward Information
Braden, Thomas Information

January 13, 2014

union county, n.J., man admits distributing images of child sexual abuse
A Union County, N.J., man, today admitted distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.
Johnson, Andrew Information

January 10, 2014
Somerset county, n.J., man admits tax fraud; failed to report more than $500,000 in income
The owner of pizzeria in Manhattan admitted today to underreporting on his tax returns more than $500,000 in income that he kept for his personal benefit.
Manata, amadeus Information

January 9, 2014
pharmacist charged with paying more than $50,000 in kickbacks to doctor for prescription referrals
A pharmacist with a compounding pharmacy in Lakewood, N.J., was arrested today and charged with paying more than $50,000 to a Toms River, N.J., physician to induce the doctor to make prescription referrals to the pharmacy.
Kleyman, Vladimir Complaint

Ohio man admits defrauding charter flight company and other luxury brands of more than $100k in private flights, watches, and hotel stays
A resident of Ohio admitted today to defrauding a charter flight company and other luxury brands of more than $100,000 worth luxury goods and services.
Henderson, Christopher Information

January 8, 2014
Founder of ukraine-Based hardcore child pornography website admits guilt, will be sentenced to 30 years in prison
A Ukrainian man who founded and ran an international hardcore child sexual abuse website today admitted his role in a child exploitation enterprise and agreed to a 30-year prison term.
Shynkarenko, Maksym Indictment
Thin Ice - Emissary Offender List

business owner charged in $1.2 million procurement fraud
A Bergen County, N.J., woman, was arrested this morning on charges that she fraudulently represented her company as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business in order to obtain more than $1.2 million worth of government contracts set aside for disabled veterans.
Friedman, Miriam Complaint

January 7, 2014
Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Transporting Women To Work As Prostitutes
A Colorado man, today admitted his role in a conspiracy to transport women across state lines for prostitution in New Jersey and other states.
Smith, James Roy Superseding Information


January 6, 2014

Insurance broker, former toms river, n.J., mayor, sentenced in separate schemes involving toms river officials
A New Jersey insurance broker and the former mayor of Toms River, N.J., were each sentenced today for offenses arising from separate schemes involving officials of Toms River and the former insurance broker for the Toms River Regional School District.

foreign bribery charges unsealed against former chief executive officers of oil services company
Two former chief executive officers of PetroTiger Ltd. – a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey – have been charged for their alleged participation in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), to defraud PetroTiger, and to launder proceeds of those crimes. In addition, PetroTiger’s former general counsel pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud charges in connection with the same scheme.
Sigelman, Joseph Complaint
Hammarskjold, Knut Complaint
Weisman, Gregory Information

south jersey man admits distributing images of child sexual abuse
A Gloucester County, N.J., man, admitted today that he distributed images of child sexual abuse over the Internet.
Conover, Gerrett Indictment

Doctor admits taking bribes in test-Referrals scheme with new jersey clinical lab
A doctor with a family medicine practice in New Jersey, admitted today to accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, N.J., its president and numerous associates.
Fischgrund, Joel Information

oklahoma man sentenced to one year in prison for stealing $2.8 million in textbooks
An Oklahoma man previously employed as a textbook salesman for a New Jersey-based publisher, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for stealing more than $2.8 million dollars in textbooks from his former employer through an elaborate scheme that involved diverting free educational samples intended for professors.

January 2, 2014

Essex county, n.J., man admits role in “Double-Dipping” scheme
An Essex County, N.J., man today admitted his role in defrauding Home Depot Inc. out of more than $470,000 through an elaborate “double-dipping” scheme that he committed at various Home Depot locations, including in New Jersey.
Chalet, Daniel Information

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