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New York Man Admits Kidnapping, Interstate Domestic Violence

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man today admitted assaulting and kidnapping an individual with whom he had a romantic relationship, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Rudolf Szoradi, 50, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose J. Linares in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of kidnapping and interstate domestic violence.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Szoradi and the victim previously had a romantic relationship. On Dec. 15, 2017, Szoradi assaulted the victim with a knife in the basement of a Newark residence. The victim suffered serious injuries. Szoradi then confined her in a vehicle against her will and drove her across state lines, eventually reaching North Carolina, where the victim was able to receive medical attention for her injuries.

According to the terms of the plea agreement, if accepted by the court, Szoradi will receive a sentence of between 87 to 108 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for April 2, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked the Newark Police Division and Clayton, North Carolina, police department for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Feldman Nikic of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Candace Hom Esq., Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark

Updated December 3, 2018

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 18-421