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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison On Assault Charge

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

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in an assault, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Garrett Wiseman, 25, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an information charging him in connection with his role in traveling from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to commit an aggravated assault in furtherance of an extortion scheme. Judge Rodriguez imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

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

On June 09, 2010, Wiseman and two co-defendants were in a car that was used to run down a construction site manager who had been critical of the work being done by a company called Sands Mechanical Inc., a subcontractor on the restoration and rehabilitation of the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center at Joint Base-McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, New Jersey. Wiseman was driving the vehicle at the time of the assault. The victim suffered serious injuries.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez sentenced Wiseman to serve three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Cheryl Garcia; Naval Criminal Investigative Service – Northeast Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Leo S. Lamont; and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 307, under the direction of Special Agent Seth Neville, detachment commander, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. He also thanked the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The government is represented by Senior Litigation Counsel V. Grady O’Malley of the Organized Crime/Gangs Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.

Defense counsel: Richard Sparaco Esq., Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Updated April 15, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-129