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Foreign National Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Participating in an International Scheme to Defraud Elderly Victims

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – An Indian national was sentenced today to 33 months in prison, two years of supervised release and ordered to pay $2.4 million in restitution for his role in an international conspiracy that preyed on elderly victims in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Ashish Bajaj, 29, pleaded guilty on Aug. 4, 2022, before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Updated April 6, 2023

Elder Justice
Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 23-097