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Doctor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, N. J. A doctor with a medical practice in Randolph, New Jersey was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for 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, U.

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Former Newark Watershed Conservation Official and Former Contractor Admit Roles in Bribery and Kickback Scheme

NEWARK, N. J. A former high-ranking employee of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. (NWCDC) today admitted accepting $956,948 in kickback payments for his and the former executive director s assistance in awarding work to contractors, U.

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Leader of International, $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scam Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison

TRENTON, N. J. A New York man was sentenced today to 80 months for leading one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the U.

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Pennsylvania Man Charged in Alleged $35 Million Fraud Against Veterans’ Education GI Bill

NEWARK, N. J. A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, man will appear in federal court today to face charges that he conspired to defraud millions from the Post 9/11 GI Bill, a federal education benefits program designed to help veterans who served in the armed forces following the terrorist attacks on Sept.

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Former Assistant Vice President of Bank Admits Embezzling More Than $1 Million

NEWARK, N. J. - A Bergen County, New Jersey, woman today admitted embezzling more than $1 million while she worked at a bank in Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.

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Bergen County Doctor Charged with Taking Bribes

NEWARK, N. J. A family doctor practicing in Bergen County, New Jersey, was charged today with 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, U.

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Florida Man Admits Using Bogus Transportation Company to Defraud New Jersey Factoring Business Out of $220,000

NEWARK, N. J. - A Seminole, Florida, man today admitted using phony invoices from his transportation company to obtain $220,000 from a New Jersey-based factoring business, U.

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Medical Equipment Company Will Pay $646 Million for Making Illegal Payments to Doctors and Hospitals in United States and Latin America

<p Olympus Corp. of the Americas, Nation s Largest Distributor of Endoscopes, Also Agrees to Reforms and Subsidiary Admits to Foreign Bribery.

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Factoring Business Owner Charged with Lying to FBI Agents, Selling Fraudulent Accounts Receivable to Another Company

NEWARK, N. J. - An owner of a Bergen County, New Jersey, factoring company was arrested this morning on charges that he allegedly lied to FBI special agents about his efforts to sell fraudulent accounts receivable to another factoring company, U.

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Colombian Cartel Leader Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Trafficking Narcotics Sold in the United States

NEWARK, N. J. - A Colombian cartel leader expelled from Venezuela to face federal charges in New Jersey for his role in an international cocaine distribution conspiracy was sentenced today to 132 months in prison, U.

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California CPA Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Defrauding New Jersey Religious Center, California Non-Profit Out of More Than $4 Million

NEWARK, N. J. A California CPA was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for abusing his positions at a worship center in New Jersey and a non-profit in California to steal more than $4 million, U.

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Two New York Men Arraigned on Wire Fraud Charges for Credit and Gift Card Fraud Scheme

NEWARK N. J. Two New York men who allegedly defrauded credit card companies of hundreds of thousands of dollars are expected to appear in court later today, U.

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Former Member of Mount Olive Township Board of Education Admits Role in Scheme to Defraud School District

TRENTON, N. J. A former member of the Mount Olive Township Board of Education (MOBOE) today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud the school district of $371,000, U.

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Ocean County, New Jersey Couple Sentenced for Roles in Conspiracy to Kidnap Jewish Husband, Force Him to Give His Wife Religious Divorce

TRENTON, N. J. U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. David Wax, 53, who previously pleaded guilty before U.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Doctor Who Billed for Bogus Office Visits, Altered Patient Medical Records Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison

NEWARK, N. J. A family physician with offices in Cresskill and Little Falls, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies out $280,000 by billing them for non-existent office visits, U.

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Two Executives Charged for Conspiring to Eliminate Competition to Supply Water Treatment Chemicals

Two water treatment chemicals executives were indicted in Newark, New Jersey, for their roles in a conspiracy to eliminate competition among suppliers of liquid aluminum sulfate to municipalities and pulp and paper companies in the United States, the Department of Justice announced today.

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Florida Man Admits Making Over $1.2 Million as Part of Three Year, Cross-County Insider Trading Scheme

TRENTON, N. J. - A professional day trader today admitted personally making more than $1. 2 million in illicit profits by repeatedly trading on inside information divulged to him in violation of confidentiality agreements, U.

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Former Somerset County, New Jersey Music Teacher Admits Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, N. J. A Somerset County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing on his computer images of child sexual abuse, U.

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Contractor Sentenced to 19 Months in Prison for Attempting to Bribe West New York, New Jersey Official to Eliminate More Than $8.7 Million in Fire Code Violations

NEWARK, N. J. A West New York, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 19 months in prison for paying cash bribes to a West New York fire official to eliminate millions of dollars in outstanding fines and penalties on buildings with fire code violations, U.

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Bergen County Man Admits Producing and Selling Fraudulent Massage Therapy Training Certificates to Facilitate Prostitution at New Jersey Massage Parlors

NEWARK, N. J. A Bergen County man today admitted selling fraudulent massage therapy training certificates to workers at various massage parlors in order to facilitate prostitution activities at those locations, U.

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Former Employees of Timeshare Consulting Firm Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Conspiracy

CAMDEN, N. J. Two former employees of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC were sentenced today to prison terms for conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties, U.

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Atlantic City Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Conspiring with Alleged Members of Organized Crime Family and Others in Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, N. J. An Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for assisting members and associates of an organized crime family in a fraud scheme, U.

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Former Employee of Timeshare Consulting Firm Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Timeshare Owners

CAMDEN, N. J. A former employee of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for his role in conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties by offering phony consulting services, U.

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Former Attorney for Home Health Care Company Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Stealing Over $2.6 Million from His Employer

TRENTON, N. J. The former in-house counsel of an Ocean County, New Jersey-based home health care company was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for using his attorney trust account to steal more than $2.

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Crack Cocaine Wholesaler for the New Jersey Grape Street Crips Gang Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

NEWARK, N. J. A Passaic County, New Jersey, member of the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips today admitted his leadership role in a conspiracy to distribute 2.

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Owner of Commercial Supply Company Admits He Defrauded Public and Private Customers of More Than $700,000

TRENTON, N. J. A part owner of Bayway Lumber, a Linden, New Jersey, company that sold commercial and industrial products to numerous public and private entities, today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud customers out of $708,386, U.

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Ocean County, New Jersey Man Admits Bribing Doctor as Part of Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, N. J. A Manchester, New Jersey, man today admitted paying tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to a sports medicine doctor on behalf of Prescriptions R Us, a compound pharmacy in Lakewood, New Jersey, U.

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Three People Charged with Sex Trafficking of Minor

TRENTON, N. J. Two people appeared in federal court today on charges they conspired to engage in sex trafficking of a minor and engaged in sex trafficking of a minor, U.

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Multi-Year Prison Sentences for Two New Jersey Men Who Extorting Thousands of Dollars from Hudson County Project

NEWARK, N. J. ) project, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Gerard Pica, 66, of Middletown, New Jersey, and James Castaldo, 60, of Beachwood, New Jersey were sentenced to 35 and 51 months in prison, respectively.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Arrested, Charged with Aiming Laser Pointer at WABC-TV Helicopter

NEWARK, N. J. - A Union County, New Jersey, man was arrested today and charged with aiming a laser pointer at a WABC-TV helicopter, U.

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Florida Investor Who Made More Than $250,000 from Insider Trading Scheme Pleads Guilty

TRENTON, N. J. - A Florida man today admitted trading on material, nonpublic information concerning Gilead Sciences Inc. s $11 billion acquisition of New Jersey-based Pharmasset Inc.

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Insurance Salesman Who Embezzled His Client’s Inheritance Money Convicted of Wire Fraud

TRENTON, N. J. s inheritance was convicted by a federal jury today for fraudulently using the funds for his own benefit, U.

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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in Identifying the Countdown Bandit Bank Robber

Timothy Gallagher, special agent in charge of the FBI Newark Field Office, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) believed to be responsible for robbing seven banks on seven separate occasions since July 2015.

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Two Men Admit Roles in Three-Year, Cross-Country Insider Trading Scheme That Netted More Than $3.9 Million

TRENTON, N. J. - Two day traders today admitted participating in a multi-year insider trading scheme that made over $3.

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Blood Lab Owner Sentenced to Nine Months in Prison for Paying Thousands in Cash Bribes for Referrals

NEWARK, N. J. An owner of a blood diagnostic company located in Essex County, New Jersey, was sentenced today to nine months in prison for paying a doctor cash bribes for patient lab work referrals, U.

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Essex County Man Charged with Bank Robbery Spree

NEWARK, N. J. A Newark, New Jersey, man was charged today with committing five bank robberies in Union and Essex Counties from August 2015 through October 2015, U.

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North Jersey Real Estate Developer Admits Soliciting Bribe to Palisades Park Official

NEWARK, N. J. A real estate developer and landlord of commercial buildings in Palisades Park, New Jersey, today admitted soliciting a $50,000 bribe payment to a Palisades Park borough official, U.

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Pakistani Citizen Admits Laundering Millions from Massive Computer Hacking and Telecommunications Fraud Scheme

A Pakistani citizen admitted laundering over $19.6 million on behalf of the perpetrators of a massive international computer hacking and telecommunications fraud scheme.

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Doctor Charged with Accepting Thousands of Dollars in Cash Bribes for Referrals to Lab Companies

NEWARK, N. J. A doctor with offices in Toms River, New Jersey, was indicted today for accepting thousands of dollars in cash bribes in exchange for referring his patients to two lab companies that performed blood and DNA testing, U.

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Former NBA Player and CEO of the George Group Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Role in a $2 Million Ponzi Scheme

TRENTON, N. J. C. Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for his role in orchestrating a $2 million investment fraud scheme, U.

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Man Admits Role in Large-Scale Crack Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, N. J. A Pleasantville, New Jersey, man today admitted participating in a nearly three-year conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in the Atlantic City, New Jersey area, U.

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Newark, New Jersey Corrections Officer Convicted of Sexual Abuse of Detainee

NEWARK, N. J. A former corrections officer with the Essex County Correctional Facility was convicted today by a federal jury for sexually assaulting a pretrial detainee and then lying about it to investigators, U.

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Somerset County, New Jersey Man Arraigned on Child Pornography Charges

TRENTON, N. J. A Branchburg, New Jersey, man appeared in federal court today to face charges for his alleged role in a conspiracy to produce sexually explicit images of children through a website he operated from his home computer, U.

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Heroin Supplier for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

TRENTON, N. J. - A Paterson, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 156 months in prison for his role as a primary heroin supplier for a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal heroin trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.

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Timothy Gallagher Named Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Division

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Timothy Gallagher as the Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Division. Mr.

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Monmouth County Man Gets 87 Months in Prison for Intent to Distribute Over 150 Grams of Methamphetamine

TRENTON, N. J. A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for possessing 162 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, U.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Man Admits Embezzling Millions of Dollars from North Jersey Business

TRENTON, N. J. The former chief financial officer of a Bergen County business today admitted to embezzling millions of dollars from the company and to evading taxes, U.

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FBI Newark Announces Recipient of Director’s Community Leadership Award

This past January, Dr. Thomas Haveron, owner of Haveron Total Health, was recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the Director s Community Leadership Award.

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Crack Cocaine Supplier and Dealer for New Jersey Grape Street Crips Gang Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

NEWARK, N. J. Two Newark, New Jersey, men admitted their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy controlled by the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips, U.

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New Jersey Doctor, Two Companies Agree to Pay $5.25 Million for Allegedly Submitting Bogus Claims to Federal Health Care Programs

NEWARK, N. J. Dr. Labib E. Riachi, 47, of Westfield, New Jersey, and two companies that he owns and operates, Riachi, Inc.

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Owner of Home Health Care Agency Sentenced to Five Years

NEWARK, N. J. - The owner of a home health agency was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for her role in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and engage in bribery, money laundering, and tax evasion, U.

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography, Sending Lewd Image to a Minor

CAMDEN, N. J. - An Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, man today admitted using online messaging applications to solicit nude photos from minors and transmit a lewd photo to a girl, U.

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CEO of Microcap Company Charged with Securities Fraud for Falsely Claiming Millions in Revenue From Contracts with Nigeria and Other Foreign Countries

NEWARK, N. J. The chief executive officer of a publicly traded microcap company made his initial court appearance in San Francisco today on charges he allegedly filed false reports with the U.

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Two New Jersey Women Admit Roles in Plots to Bribe Corrections Officers to Smuggle Contraband Into Essex County Jail

TRENTON, N. J. Two women today admitted their involvement in schemes to bribe corrections officers to smuggle contraband to inmates inside the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Special Agent in Charge Richard Frankel Retires After 20 Years of Service in the FBI

Richard M. Frankel, special agent in charge (SAC) of the Newark Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will retire from the FBI on January 29, 2016.

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Civil Lawsuit Against New Jersey Doctor, Two Companies for Submitting Bogus Claims to Federal Health Care Programs

NEWARK, N. J. U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today that the government has filed a complaint against a Union County, New Jersey, doctor and his medical practice companies for knowingly submitting millions of dollars in false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for thousands of diagnostic tests that were never performed and for physical therapy services performed by unqualified personnel.

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Judge Orders New Jersey Investor to Serve a Year in Prison for Bid Rigging at Tax Lien Auctions

Thirteen Individuals and Three Companies Have Been Convicted or Pleaded Guilty in the Investigation to Date strong.

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MS-13 Member Admits Plan to Kill Rival Gang Members and Witnesses

A Plainfield, New Jersey, man pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiring to engage in a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.

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Camden County, New Jersey, Man Charged with Defrauding City of Trenton and Others of $5.6 Million in Payroll Tax Scheme

TRENTON, N. J. out of more than $5. 6 million, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. John Scholtz, 67, of Winslow, New Jersey, was charged by complaint with wire fraud, fraud against a local government receiving federal funds, and money laundering.

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Passaic County Man Admits Role in $1.3 Million ‘Shotgun’ Loan Scheme

NEWARK, N. J. A self-employed loan broker today admitted using bogus documents and simultaneous applications at multiple banks to fraudulently obtain home equity lines of credit, resulting in losses of $1.

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Crack Cocaine Distributor for Grape Street Crips Gang Sentenced to 176 Months in Prison

NEWARK, N. J. A drug supplier for the Grape Street Crips street gang was sentenced today to 176 months in prison for his role in distributing large quantities of crack-cocaine in and around Newark, New Jersey, U.

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Two Burlington County, New Jersey Men Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Their Roles in South Jersey Bank Robbery Spree

CAMDEN, N. J. - Two Burlington County men who teamed up to rob multiple South Jersey banks between September 2013 and January 2014 were both sentenced today to 108 months in prison, U.

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Co-Owner of Company That Originated Millions in Fraudulent Mortgages Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

NEWARK, N. J. - The co-owner of a mortgage company that was responsible for a long-running, large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions in losses was sentenced today to 21 months in prison, U.

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Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Prison for Transporting Minor Across State Lines for Sex

NEWARK, N. J. A Mercer County, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 255 months in prison for transporting an underage boy across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity, U.

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Eight Years in Prison for Youth Organization Leader Who Admitted Sexually Abusing Children, Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, N. J. A Union County, New Jersey man who admitted sexually abusing children and possessing images of child sexual abuse was sentenced today to 96 months in prison, U.

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Property Manager Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud

CAMDEN, N. J. to make illegal profits on over-developed condominiums in the Wildwood, New Jersey, area, U. S.

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Compliance Officer Admits Rigging Contractor Selection Process for Union City Community Development Agency Projects

NEWARK, N. J. A compliance officer with the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA) today admitted that he manipulated the contractor selection process for federally funded residential rehabilitation and sidewalk replacement projects, causing losses of $40,000 to $95,000, U.

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Woman Involved in Kidnapping and Death of Atlantic City Woman Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

CAMDEN, NJAn Atlantic City, New Jersey 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, U.

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Colorado Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison in Interstate Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Monmouth County Doctor Indicted on Oxycodone Distribution Conspiracy, Money Laundering, and Tax Charges

TRENTON, NJ 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, U.

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FBI Conducts Explosive Training

The Newark Division of the FBI recently presented an improvised explosives demonstration at Thomas Edison County Park in Edison, New Jersey.

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Former Union President Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

NEWARK, NJs Association (ILA) was sentenced today to 22 months in prison for conspiring to extort ILA Local 1235 longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.

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Union Officials Plead Guilty in Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

NEWARKs 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 Jersey U.

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Former Director of Pop Warner Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Stealing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars from the Organization

TRENTON, NJThe former regional director of the Eastern Region of Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc.

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National and International Leadership of MS-13 Indicted in New Jersey for Racketeering Conspiracy

NEWARK, NJare charged by indictment with racketeering, drug trafficking and related crimes, U.

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New Jersey Transit Employee Admits Extorting Money from Vendors

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Medical Device Company Officials Admit Scheme to Defraud Hospitals of $800,000

TRENTON, NJA regional manager and a product specialist selling medical devices to hospitals for Integra LifeSciences Cor.

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Monmouth County Doctor Pleads Guilty to Structuring and Tax Charges

TRENTON, NJA Monmouth County, New Jersey, doctor today admitted he structured transactions in order to avoid reporting requirements and filed false tax returns, U.

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Insurance Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Defrauding New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Insurance Companies of $900,000

NEWARK, NJThe 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, U.

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New Jersey Builder Indicted on Bank Fraud and Bribery Charges as Part of $1 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Former Louis Berger Group Inc. Chairman, CEO, and President Admits 20-Year Conspiracy to Defraud Federal Government

TRENTON, NJThe former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of a New Jersey-based international engineering consulting company pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the U.

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Two Taiwan Nationals Plead Guilty to International Drug Trafficking, Attempting to Export United States Military Drone Technology to People’s Republic of China

NEWARK, NJ military technology, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Hui Sheng Shen, 47, and Huan Ling Chang, 43, each pleaded guilty before U.

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Georgia Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Defrauding Investors of More Than $800,000

NEWARK, NJA 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.

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Woodland Park Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison in Scheme to Defraud 17 Charities and Non-Profit Organizations

NEWARKThe 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, U.

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Georgia Man Admits Defrauding Investors of More Than $800,000

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Three Men Charged with Operating Online Website Selling Fake Driver’s Licenses

NEWARK, NJ s licenses, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today. Ricardo Rosario, 32, and Abraham Corcino, 33, both of Jersey City, and Alexis Scott Carthens, 37, of Newark, are charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with authentication features.

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Warren County Man Charged with Stalking and Sexual Exploitation of Minors

NEWARK, NJA Washington, New Jersey, man is charged with stalking a female minor and soliciting another to produce images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct, U.

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Bergen County Man Arrested for Defrauding Foreign Nation of More Than $3.5 Million

NEWARK, NJA Bergen County, New Jersey 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.

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Cape May County Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Transporting Minor Across State Lines for Sex

CAMDEN, NJA Cape May County, New Jersey 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, U.

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Florida Man Admits Role in International Murder Conspiracy and Sale and Smuggling of Deadly Toxins

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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Corrections Officer Admits Accepting Cash Bribes in Exchange for Smuggling Marijuana and Cell Phones into Federal Pretrial Detention Facility

TRENTON, NJAn 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, U.

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Member of Multi-State Theft Scheme Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison for Selling Stolen Pharmaceuticals

NEWARK, NJA Miami, Florida, man was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for his role in a multi-state conspiracy to possess and sell prescription medication taken from a stolen tractor trailer, U.

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Former Mayor of Manalapan Found Guilty on All Counts of Mortgage Fraud, Identity Theft, and Obstruction of Justice

TRENTON, NJThe former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was convicted at trial today on charges related to his acquisition of farmland in Monmouth County, New Jersey, U.

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Owner of New Jersey Debit Card Business Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

NEWARK, NJAn Orange County, New York man who owned a New Jersey company was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for filing false income tax returns, U.

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Two Charged in $5.8 Million Reloadable Debit Card Extortion Scam

NEWARK, NJTwo 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, U.

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Burlington County Man Charged with Bank Fraud for Running Multi-Million-Dollar Check-Kiting Scheme

TRENTON, NJ A Burlington County, N. J. , man was arrested this morning for allegedly orchestrating a large scale check-kiting scheme that caused $8.

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Officer of Middlesex Union Admits Accepting Bribes to Circumvent Collective Bargaining Agreement

NEWARK, NJA 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), U.

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Former CEO of Pharmacy Dispensing Service Indicted on Federal Tax Charges

NEWARK, NJThe 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, U.

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New York Man Admits Participating in Six Armed Robberies of New Jersey and New York Electronics Stores

TRENTON, NJA Brooklyn, New York, man admitted today to participating in six armed electronic store robberies, including robberies in Linden, New Jersey and Paramus, New Jersey, U.

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Former South Plainfield Police Captain Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexually Exploiting a Minor

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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Former Collateralized Mortgage Obligations Bond Trader Sentenced in Multi-Million-Dollar Securities Fraud Scheme

TRENTON, NJA former collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) bond trader was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for engaging in a fraudulent trading scheme in which he manipulated the prices of CMOs by millions of dollars over a period of four years, U.

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Former Employee of Timeshare Consulting Firm Sentenced to Three Years in Prison in Fraud Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJA 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, U.

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Newark Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Multiple Armed Robberies of New Jersey Establishments

NEWARK, NJA Newark Man Was Sentenced Today to 50 Months in Prison for Committing Two Armed Robberies of Commercial Establishments in Essex County, New Jersey, U.

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Compounding Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Paying Kickbacks for Referrals, Health Care Fraud Offenses

CAMDEN, NJA 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, U.

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Jewelry Store Owner Pleads Guilty in International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

TRENTON, NJA 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, New Jersey U.

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Hudson County Gang Leader Pleads Guilty to Murder Conspiracy After Obtaining Approval from Gang’s National Leadership

NEWARK, NJ A Hudson County, N. J. , man today admitted to trying to kill a rival gang member, U.

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New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Transporting Rhode Island Minor to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity

PROVIDENCE, RIDaniel Berger, 28, of Haskell, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence, R.

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California CPA Charged with Defrauding New Jersey Religious Center of More Than $4 Million

NEWARK, NJA California CPA who allegedly stole more than $4 million from a worship center in New Jersey, is scheduled to have his initial New Jersey court appearance on Dec.

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New York Man Admits to Participating in Five Armed Robberies of Electronics Stores in New Jersey and New York

NEWARKA Brooklyn, New York man admitted today to participating in five armed robberies of electronics stores, including an armed robbery in Linden, New Jersey, U.

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Former Lawyer Admits Role in $40.8 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJ A former N. J. lawyer today admitted he conspired to participate in a scheme that caused lenders to release $40.

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Middlesex County Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robberies

NEWARK, NJA Middlesex County, New Jersey, man admitted his role in two bank robberies, U.

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Convicted Ponzi Schemer Eliyahu Weinstein Sentenced to Additional 24 Months in Prison on New Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

TRENTON, NJA man already serving 22 years in prison for a real estate Ponzi scheme was sentenced today to an additional 24 months in prison for defrauding investors in connection with the Facebook IPO and several additional real estate deals and laundering the proceeds of the scheme, U.

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Monmouth County Man Pleads Guilty to Operating $20 Million Ponzi Scheme

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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Former Jersey City Council Candidate Admits Misuse of Contributions

NEWARKFormer Jersey City Council candidate Lavern Webb-Washington today admitted illegally using contributions to her political campaign for her personal use, U.

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Former CFO of New York Brokerage Firm Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Stealing $1 Million from His Former Employer

TRENTON, NJ Co. was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for stealing $1 million from his former employer through an elaborate false invoicing scheme, U.

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Jersey City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Stolen Goods and Extortion

TRENTON, NJA Jersey City, New Jersey 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, U.

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Philadelphia Business Owner Found Guilty of Hiring Hitman, Related Crimes

CAMDEN, NJA 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, U.

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New York Man Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact with Sleeping Woman on International Flight

NEWARK, NJAn 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, U.

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Essex County Corrections Officer Charged with Taking Bribes to Smuggle Contraband into Federal Pretrial Detention Facility

NEWARK, NJAn 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, U.

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South Carolina Man Charged with Tampering with Witnesses in Federal Trial

CAMDENA South Carolina man was arrested today and charged with tampering with witnesses in a federal criminal trial that concluded last September, U.

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Morris County Couple Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

NEWARK, NJA Morris County, New Jersey couple who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company were arrested this morning and charged with conspiring to commit health care fraud, U.

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Convicted Ponzi Schemer Eliyahu Weinstein Arraigned on New Charges

TRENTON, NJConvicted Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, of Lakewood, New Jersey, 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, U.

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Mauritius Man Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact of a Sleeping Woman on a Cruise Ship

NEWARK, NJA Mauritius man is scheduled to appear in Newark federal court for allegedly engaging in abusive sexual contact with a sleeping woman aboard a cruise ship, U.

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Chicago Man Sentenced in New Jersey to 63 Months in Prison for Stealing More Than $1 Million Worth of iPhones and iPads

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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New York Doctor Admits Taking Bribes in Test Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Doctor Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA pediatrician with a practice in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for 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, U.

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Mercer County Woman Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison for Narcotics Distribution

TRENTON, NJA Lawrenceville, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for distributing oxycodone-based prescription pills from a steakhouse in Trenton, U.

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Newark Man Admits to Convenience Store Robbery Spree

NEWARKA Newark, New Jersey man today admitted committing six armed robberies of Newark convenience stores, including the same grocery store twice within a week, U.

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Two Men Admit Roles in Armed Robbery of New Jersey Target Store on Black Friday 2012

TRENTON, NJTwo New Jersey men admitted this week to participating in an armed robbery of a Target Store in Union, New Jersey, on Black Friday in November 2012, U.

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Two Newark Men Plead Guilty to Smuggling Marijuana and Cell Phones into Federal Detention Facility

TRENTON, NJTwo 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.

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Mortgage Broker Admits Trading on Inside Information Stolen from Prominent New York Law Firm

TRENTON, NJThe 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.

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168 Juveniles Recovered During FBI Operation Cross Country VIII

Over the past week, the FBI and multiple law enforcement agencies in Essex, Union, and Atlantic Counties conducted proactive enforcement operations in various cities, focusing on the identification and recovery of victims of sexual trafficking, announced Aaron T.

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Mercer County Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Role in Trenton Narcotics Ring

TRENTON, NJA Mercer County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone pain pills, U.

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Two Men Sentenced to Prison, Third Pleads Guilty in Racketeering Conspiracy and Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise

NEWARK, NJAn 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, U.

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Jersey City Man Sentenced to 114 Months in Prison for Armed Robbery of Jewelry Store

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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New York Physician Admits Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA 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.

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Essex County Lawyer Admits Smuggling Marijuana into Federal Pretrial Detention Facility

TRENTON, NJAn attorney from Maplewood, New Jersey, today admitted his involvement in a scheme to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and tobacco, into the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Two New Jersey Doctors Admit Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJTwo 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, U.

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Businessman Admits Stealing $100,000 Worth of Water from the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority

NEWARK, NJThe 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), U.

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Ocean County Man Indicted in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJAn Ocean County, New Jersey, man was indicted today for his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses, U.

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Contractor Admits Conspiring to Rig Selection Process for Union City Community Development Agency Projects

NEWARK, NJA Union City contractor today admitted conspiring to rig the contractor selection process for projects run by the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA), causing losses of at least $70,000, U.

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Two Members of Largest Counterfeit Goods Conspiracy Ever Charged Admit Guilt

NEWARK, NJTwo members of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy today admitted their roles in the scheme, U.

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Convicted Ponzi Schemer Eliyahu Weinstein Admits New Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

TRENTON, NJConvicted Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein, 39, of Lakewood, N.

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Former Longshoremen Plead Guilty to Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

NEWARKs Association (ILA) for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.

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Monmouth County Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, NJA previously convicted sex offender admitted today that he uploaded images of child sexual abuse to an online file-sharing network, U.

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Clifton Ambulance Service Provider Arrested, Charged with Health Care Fraud

NEWARK, NJA 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.

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Former Elizabeth School Attendance Officer Admits Defrauding Board of Education

NEWARK, NJA former attendance liaison officer for the Elizabeth (New Jersey) 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, U.

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Ocean County Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for His Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Real Estate Investment Scheme

TRENTON, NJA Lakewood, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for his part in a real estate investment fraud scheme that defrauded investors of more than $1 million, U.

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Former Longshoremen Plead Guilty to Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

NEWARKs 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.

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Belleville Man Admits Role in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJ to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos, U.

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Atlantic County Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service of Nearly $120,000 in Taxes

CAMDEN, NJAn Atlantic County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to defraud the IRS of $119,880 in income taxes over approximately three years, U.

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Man Who Fled Newark Bank Robbery in a Taxi Pleads Guilty

NEWARK, NJAn 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, U.

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Colombian Cartel Leader Admits Trafficking Narcotics Sold in the United States

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Jersey City Fire Inspector Admits Accepting Bribes for Official Assistance with Prostitution Businesses

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Former Assistant Vice President for Bergen County Bank Charged with Embezzling More Than $1 Million

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Hudson County Man Indicted for Robbery Spree in Bergen and Hudson Counties

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Doctor Admits Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Medical Office Receptionist Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Credit Card Fraud, and Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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FBI Seeking Information on Violent Armed Bank Robber

The FBIs assistance with identifying the individual or individuals responsible for the violent, armed bank robbery of a Wachovia Bank branch located at 40 West Price Street in Linden, New Jersey, in early 2011.

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Member and Associate of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Convicted of Racketeering and Other Crimes

CAMDEN, NJA 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, U.

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Louisiana Man Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact of Sleeping Woman on Flight to New Jersey

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Essex County Man Admits Smuggling Drugs into Federal Detention Facility

TRENTON, NJAn East Orange, New Jersey, man today admitted his involvement in a scheme to smuggle marijuana and tobacco into the Essex County Correctional Facility, U.

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Former New Jersey Transit Official Admits Agreeing to Accept $8,000 Bribe

NEWARKA 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, U.

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Former Wells Fargo Loan Officer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Role in $40.8 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJAn Ocean County, New Jersey, man who used his position as a loan officer of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc.

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President of Middlesex County Investment Company Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Defrauding Investors

NEWARK, NJThe former president of a Middlesex County, New Jersey, investment company was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for defrauding investors out of more than $250,000, U.

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Former Bank Officer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Accepting Bribes, Bank Fraud

CAMDEN, NJA 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, U.

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Two Men Arrested in Interstate Burglary Scheme

NEWARK, NJTwo 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, U.

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Two People Charged in a Scheme to Defraud Their Former Employers of Millions of Dollars

NEWARK, NJTwo 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, U.

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Former Union Delegate Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

NEWARKs 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, New Jersey U.

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Owner of Car Dealership Charged in Large-Scale Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA complaint charging the owner of a Ramsey, New Jersey, auto dealership with allegedly engaging in a pattern of fraudulent activity through his business has been unsealed, U.

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Hudson County Contractor Arrested, Charged with Paying Bribes to Fire Official

NEWARKThe owner of a general contracting company in West New York, New Jersey, was arrested at home in North Bergen, New Jersey, 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, U.

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Pennsylvania Accountant Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Conspiring with Members of Organized Crime Family in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJA Pennsylvania accountant was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for conspiring to defraud FirstPlus Financial Group Inc.

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Attorney Admits Role in Investment and Real Estate Frauds

TRENTON, NJAn 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, U.

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West Milford Township Man Charged with Distributing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

NEWARK, NJs Office on a charge that he distributed sexually explicit images of children from his computer, U.

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Former Engineer at Two Global Medical Technology Corporations Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Theft of Trade Secrets

TRENTON, NJAn 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, U.

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Former Essex County Sheriff’s Officer Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Collecting a Debt Through Extortion

NEWARKs officer in Essex County was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for conspiring to collect a debt using extortionate means, U.

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Vendor Admits Paying Bribes to Agent of New Jersey Transit

NEWARK, NJA New Jersey Transit vendor today admitted paying bribes to a New Jersey Transit employee to obtain landscaping contracts, U.

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Casino Owner Sentenced in New Jersey to 46 Months in Prison for Evading Nearly $1.3 Million in Income Taxes from Trinidad Casino

TRENTON, NJThe 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.

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Hudson County Woman Admits Valentine’s Day Bank Heist was Part of Robbery Spree

NEWARK, NJ s Day, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Valeria Parziale, 35, of Harrison, N. J. , pleaded guilty before U.

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FBI Hosts Comprehensive Incident Threat Response Exercise

Today, the Newark Field Office of the FBI hosted a training exercise to simulate a complex attack in a public venue.

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Genovese Organized Crime Family Soldier and Two Crime Family Associates Admit Racketeering Conspiracy

NEWARK, NJs Association (ILA) for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.

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Alleged Serial Bank Robber Arrested After Morning Robbery of Bank in Colonia

NEWARK, NJA man 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, U.

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Three Members of Drug Trafficking Organization Admit to Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJThree members of a large-scale drug trafficking organization have admitted conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Reminds New Jersey Voters to Use Election Day Hotline for Complaints of Voting Irregularities or Abuses

NEWARK, NJ 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.

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Former Union County Port Executive Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Commercial Bribery

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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Bergen County Man and Disbarred New York Attorney Indicted in Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJTwo 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, U.

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Essex County Man Sentenced to Nearly 19 Years in Prison for 17 Armed Robberies, Armed Carjacking, and Shooting

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Passaic County Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession of Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, NJA former delivery driver from Totowa, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.

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Middlesex County Man Guilty in Saddle Brook Bank Robbery

NEWARK, NJA Middlesex County, New Jersey man today admitted robbing a TD Bank in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, U.

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Hudson County Financial Consultant Admits Committing Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJA Hoboken, New Jersey, financial consultant today admitted evading payment of taxes on approximately $273,000 in commission payments received from an insurance broker, U.

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Union County Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARKA Cranford, New Jersey man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.

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Corrections Officers, Lawyer Among Nine Charged in Schemes to Smuggle Contraband into Federal Pretrial Detention Facility

NEWARKTwo 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, U.

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Morris County Man Sentenced to 141 Months for Armed Bank Robbery

NEWARK, NJA Randolph, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 141 months in prison for robbing a bank at gunpoint, U.

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Burlington County Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Nine Banks in Five Months

CAMDEN, NJAn Edgewater Park, New Jersey, man today admitted to a nine-bank South Jersey robbery spree from September 2013 through January 2014, U.

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Former Longshoreman Sentenced to Prison for Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

NEWARK, NJs Association (ILA) for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.

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Louisiana Man Admits Abusive Sexual Contact of Sleeping Woman on Domestic Flight to New Jersey

NEWARK, NJA Louisiana man today admitted sexually touching a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark Liberty International Airport, U.

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Resident of Florida and Ohio Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Defrauding Charter Flight Company and Others of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Union County Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, NJA Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.

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Nigerian Man Admits Role in Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees

NEWARK, NJA 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, New Jersey U.

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Leader of Largest Counterfeit Goods Conspiracy Ever Charged Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

NEWARK, NJOne of the leaders of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in the scheme, U.

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Atlantic County Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Trafficking Over 100,000 Cartons of Contraband Cigarettes

CAMDEN, NJAn 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, U.

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Former Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Official Indicted on Kickback, Money Laundering Charges

NEWARK, NJA former high ranking employee of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Cor.

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Middlesex County Woman Pleads Guilty to Sexually Exploiting a Minor

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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Four Orthodox Jewish Rabbis, One of Their Sons Indicted in Divorce-Compelling Kidnap Conspiracy

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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Former Union President Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Extortion Conspiracy Involving Christmastime Tribute Payments

NEWARK, NJs 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, New Jersey U.

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Warren County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse Over the Internet

NEWARK, NJA registered sex offender who was formerly employed at a law office in Paterson, N.

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FBI Searching for Robber of PNC Bank

The FBI Shop grocery store on 1049 Route 1 South in Edison, New Jersey.

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Philadelphia Business Owner and Associate Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot That Involved Atlantic City Shooting

CAMDEN, NJTwo 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, New Jersey, last year, U.

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Mercer County Woman Admits Paying Bribes and Engaging in Fraud

TRENTON, NJs campus in East Orange, New Jersey, U.

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Three Hudson County Men Guilty in Racketeering Conspiracy Related to Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise

NEWARK, NJThree 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, U.

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Union County Pastor Admits Role in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJ to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos, U.

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Morris County Man Admits Defrauding Investors of $500,000 Through Phony Investment Scheme

NEWARK, NJ 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, U.

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Jewelry Store Owner Admits Role in International, $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scheme

TRENTON, NJA 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, U.

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New Jersey Chiropractor Admits Obstructing Health Care Fraud Investigation

NEWARKA Sussex County, New Jersey chiropractor today admitted destroying patient appointment records sought by federal agents investigating potential billing fraud at her medical office, U.

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Clifton Bank Robber Sentenced to 55 Months in Prison

NEWARK, NJA man who admitted using a note to rob the Valley National Bank in Clifton, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 55 months in prison, U.

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Essex County Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Irvington Bank

NEWARK, NJ 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.

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Distributor for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Admits Role in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJ criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Murder Fugitive Extradited to the United States to Face Multiple Charges

Maycoll David Martinez Ruano, 38, wanted in connection with the 2009 homicide of his girlfriend, Yerika Hernandez, was escorted back to New Jersey from Guatemala by special agents of the FBI upon completion of the extradition process by Guatemalan authorities, announced Aaron T.

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New York Man Admits Role in International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

TRENTON, NJA New York man today admitted his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department, U.

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Two More Alleged Kidnappers Arrested, Charged in Plot to Coerce Reluctant Husband to Grant Jewish Divorce

TRENTON, NJ U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. David Aryeh Epstein, 39, and Chaim Baruch Rubin, 32, are charged by criminal complaint with kidnapping.

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Member of Multi-State Theft Scheme Admits Selling Stolen Pharmaceuticals

NEWARK, NJA Miami man today admitted his role in a multi-state conspiracy to possess and sell prescription medication taken from a stolen tractor trailer, U.

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Unlicensed Real Estate Appraiser Admits Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme, Drug Possession and Distribution

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Former Senior Vice President of Marketing at A&P Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Wire Fraud

NEWARK, NJ 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 s use, U.

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Cedar Grove Doctor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Accepting Bribes for Test Referrals to Clinical Laboratory

NEWARK, NJ 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.

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Essex County Man Charged in Armed Robberies of New Jersey Hotels

NEWARK, NJAn 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, U.

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Second Burlington County Man Pleads Guilty to South Jersey Bank Robbery Spree

CAMDEN, NJA Burlington Township, New Jersey, man today admitted seven bank robberies of South Jersey banks between November 2013 and January 2014, U.

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Essex County Man Convicted of Brandishing Weapon During Carjacking

NEWARK, NJAn 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, U.

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Ocean County Man Charged with Seven Bank Robberies

NEWARK, NJAn 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, U.

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Newark Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Three Armed Carjackings

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Newark Man Pleads Guilty to 11 Armed Robberies in Essex and Hudson Counties

TRENTON, NJA Newark man today admitted his role in a series of 11 robberies in Newark, Harrison and Jersey City between September 2012 and April 2013, U.

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Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Carjackings

NEWARKA 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, U.

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Two Mercer County Men Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring with Former Trenton Mayor to Extort Bribes

TRENTON, NJTwo 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, U.

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Former Engineer at Two Global Medical Technology Corporations Admits Theft of Trade Secrets

TRENTON, NJAn engineer who formerly lived in Mahwah, New Jersey, admitted today to stealing trade secrets from two global medical technology companies based in northern New Jersey, U.

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Bergen County Couple Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Mortgage Lenders of More Than $3 Million

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Members of Violent Bloods Street Gang Charged with Murder and Other Racketeering Offenses

NEWARK, NJFour 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, U.

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Newark Man Charged with Additional Counts of Producing Child Pornography for Recording His Sexual Abuse of Girl

NEWARK, NJA 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, U.

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Owner and Employee of Illegal Online Gambling Website Admit Conspiring wth Genovese Organized Crime Family

NEWARK, NJTwo 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, U.

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Former New York Tax Liens Investment Company Executive Pleads Guilty to Role in Bid Rigging Scheme at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions

WASHINGTONA former New York-based tax liens company executive pleaded guilty today for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at auctions conducted by New Jersey municipalities for the sale of tax liens, the Department of Justice announced.

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Member of Largest Counterfeit Goods Conspiracy Ever Charged Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

NEWARKA member of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his role in the scheme, U.

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South Carolina Man Admits Tampering with Witness and Lying During Federal Criminal Trial

CAMDEN, NJA South Carolina man today admitted tampering with a witness in a federal criminal trial that concluded in September 2013, U.

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Trenton Mayor Sentenced to 58 Months in Prison on Federal Extortion, Bribery, and Mail and Wire Fraud Charges

TRENTON, NJ Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack 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, U.

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Mastermind of Online Counterfeit Card Retail Shop Pleads Guilty

NEWARK, NJs licenses admitted today to running the fakeplastic.

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Real Estate Developer Admits Diverting Money from Trenton Affordable Housing Projects

TRENTON, NJThe 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, U.

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Newark Man Sentenced to 234 Months in Prison for Three Armed Carjackings

NEWARKA 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, U.

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Lakewood Man Admits Role in Conspiracy to Kidnap Jewish Husband to Force Him to Give Wife a Religious Divorce

TRENTON, NJA Lakewood, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to kidnap a Jewish man to force him to give his wife a religious divorce, known as a get, U.

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New Jersey Pharmacist Admits Attempting to Weaponize Deadly Toxins and Possessing Narcotics Manufacturing Equipment

WASHINGTONA 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, New Jersey U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Admits Armed Bank Robbery

NEWARK, NJs Savings Bank in Irvington, New Jersey, U.

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Two Monmouth County, New Jersey Sales Representatives Admit Paying More Than $25,000 in Cash Bribes for Patient Referrals

CAMDEN, NJThe owners of a marketing and sales company admitted paying thousands of dollars in cash bribes to a New Jersey physician in return for patient referrals to their clients, U.

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Salesman Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Role in Bribes-for-Test-Referrals Scheme Involving New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for his role in a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, U.

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Compounding Pharmacist Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Paying Kickbacks for Referrals, Health Care Fraud

CAMDEN, NJThe owner of a compounding pharmacy in Lakewood, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for 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, U.

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Member of DeCavalcante Crime Family Admits Distributing Cocaine

NEWARK, NJAn associate of the DeCavalcante organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra today admitted his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine, U.

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Project Manager Overseeing Construction Projects at Morris County, New Jersey U.S. Army Installation Admits Accepting Kickbacks

NEWARK, NJA regional manager for a prime contractor working at Picatinny Arsenal today admitted taking more than $20,000 in kickbacks in return for favorable treatment on construction projects at the installation, U.

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Distributor and Enforcer for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Admits Role in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJ criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.

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One Distributor Admits Role in Conspiracy to Sell Heroin in New Jersey, Another Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison

TRENTON, NJOne individual pleaded guilty and another was sentenced today in connection with their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Admits Recruiting a Girl to Work as a Prostitute

NEWARK, NJA Plainfield, New Jersey, man today admitted arranging sexual encounters involving a 15-year-old girl in return for payment, U.

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Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Conspiring to Kidnap Jewish Husbands, Force Them to Consent to Religious Divorces

TRENTON, NJ U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Jay Goldstein a/k/a 61, of Brooklyn, New York, was previously convicted by a federal jury of Count One and Count Five of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and attempted kidnapping.

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Clifton, New Jersey Ambulance Provider Charged in 17-Count Indictment with Health Care Fraud

NEWARK, NJA Passaic County, New Jersey, man was charged today with operating a lucrative ambulance company that received funds from Medicare and Medicaid, despite being barred from doing such business because of a prior health care fraud conviction, U.

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Former Warren County, New Jersey Title Agent Admits Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA former real estate title agent admitted yesterday to carrying out a mortgage fraud scheme in which she obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.

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Wildwood, New Jersey Man Admits Role as Straw Buyer in Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain $445,141 Mortgage

CAMDEN, NJ to make illegal profits on over-developed condominiums in the Wildwood area, U.

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Man Who Fled Newark Bank Robbery in Taxi Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

NEWARK, NJAn Essex County, New Jersey, man who robbed a New York Community Bank in Newark and fled by hailing a cab was sentenced today to 24 months in prison, U.

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New Jersey Man Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIL

A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was charged today with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Pennsylvania Man Charged with Robbing the Same Atlantic City, New Jersey Bank He Robbed in 2010

CAMDEN, NJA Philadelphia man will appear in federal court today to face charges that while on supervised release, he robbed the same Cape Bank in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that he admitted robbing in 2010, U.

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Essex County Man Sentenced to 53 Months in Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearm, Smuggling Drugs Into Federal Jail

NEWARK, NJAn Orange, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 53 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring with others to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and tobacco, into a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Salesman Admits to Bribing a Doctor in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, man today admitted bribing a doctor 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, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Bank Robbery Spree

NEWARK, NJ s Day, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Valeria Parziale, 36, previously pleaded guilty before U. S.

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Mercer County, New Jersey Woman Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Paying $671,000 in Bribes to Fraudulently Obtain Government Construction Contracts

TRENTON, NJs campus in East Orange, New Jersey, in order to fraudulently obtain $6 million in construction contracts, including those reserved for service-disabled, veteran owned small businesses, U.

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Doctor Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Accepting $1.8 Million in Bribes for Test Referrals

NEWARK, NJA Morris County, New Jersey, doctor was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for accepting $1.

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New York Man Charged with Production of Child Pornography and Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct

NEWARK, NJA Warwick, New York, man is charged with coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and traveling from New York to Passaic County, New Jersey, to have sexual intercourse with another minor, U.

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Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA South Jersey woman who was a member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization today admitted distributing more than 100 grams of heroin, U.

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New York Doctor Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA doctor with a practice in Rockville Centre, New York, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for 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, U.

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Distributor for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Role in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJ criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Toms River, New Jersey Sports Medicine Doctor Admits Accepting $60,000 in Cash Bribes for Prescription Referrals, Health Care Fraud

NEWARK, NJA sports medicine doctor with a practice in Toms River, New Jersey, today admitted accepting more than $60,000 in cash bribes in return for referring pain cream prescriptions and falsifying health records on behalf of Prescriptions R Us (PRU), a compound pharmacy in Lakewood, New Jersey, U.

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Monmouth County, New Jersey Doctor Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison on Structuring and Tax Charges

TRENTON, NJA Monmouth County, New Jersey, doctor was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for structuring cash transactions in order to avoid reporting requirements and for filing false tax returns, U.

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President of New Jersey-Based Textile Company Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Defrauding Investors of $4 Million

NEWARK, NJA Mahwah, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for pretending to be an employee of the United States in order to defraud investors out of $4 million, U.

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Bayonne Police Officer Charged with Use of Excessive Force During Arrest

NEWARK, NJs civil rights by using excessive force during an arrest that took place in Bayonne, New Jersey, as well as falsifying records in an attempt to conceal the alleged crime, Attorney Paul J.

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Ten Members and Associates of Decavalcante Organized Crime Family Arrested

NEWARK, NJTen members and associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra were arrested today and charged with various plots to commit murder, distribute drugs and run a prostitution business, U.

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New York Woman Charged in Real Estate Investment Scheme

NEWARK, NJA New York woman was charged today with running a real estate investment scheme that defrauded victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Admits Robbing Multiple New Jersey Banks at Gunpoint

NEWARK, NJAn Elizabeth, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing seven New Jersey banks at gunpoint and attempting to rob an eighth bank at the time of his arrest on July 30, 2012, U.

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Three Orthodox Jewish Rabbis Convicted of Conpsiracy to Kidnap Jewish Husbands in Order to Force Them to Consent to Religious Divorces

TRENTON, NJ U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Rabbis Mendel Epstein, 69, of Lakewood, New Jersey; Jay Goldstein a/k/a and Binyamin Stimler, 39, of Brooklyn, New York, were each convicted on Count One of the indictment, conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

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Morris County Man Sentenced to 44 Months in Prison for Defrauding Investers of $500,000 Through Phony Investment Scheme

NEWARK, NJ A Morris County, N. J. , man was sentenced today to 44 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining $500,000 by promising investors favorable returns and that funds would be used to finance educational television programming for teenage audiences, U.

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Employee of New Jersey-Based Trucking Company Charged with Stealing More Than $1 Million from Her Employer

NEWARK, NJAn employee of a New Jersey based-trucking company was arrested today and charged with swindling her employer out of more than $1 million by issuing company checks for her own benefit, U.

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New York Doctor Charged with Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA doctor with practices in Nassau County, New York, was charged today with 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, U.

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Three Members of Dirty Block Atlantic City Gang Admit Roles in Drug Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracies

TRENTON, NJTwo Atlantic City, New Jersey, men and a Millville, New Jersey, woman today admitted their roles in a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Two Canadian Men Admit Roles in $17 Million Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJTwo Canadian men have admitted their roles in a stock market scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of two publicly traded companies through manipulative trading and other fraudulent means, U.

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Dealer for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Admits Participating in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJ An Atlantic City, N. J. , man today admitted engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with several members of the which used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Former Employee of Atlantic County, New Jersey Timeshare Consulting Firm Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Timeshare Owners

CAMDEN, NJA former employee of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC of Pleasantville, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties by offering phony consulting services, U.

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Associate of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Racketeering and Other Crimes

CAMDEN, NJAn associate of the Lucchese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses, U.

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FBI Offering Reward of Up to $20,000 in Carla Vicentini Disappearance

On the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of Carla Vicentini, the Newark Division of the FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the location of Carla Vicentini or information leading to the identity of the person(s) involved in her disappearance.

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Morris County Man Charged with Distributing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

NEWARK, NJSpecial agents of the FBIand officers of the Madison Police Department (MPD) arrested a Morris County, New Jersey, man at his home this morning for allegedly distributing sexually explicit images of children from his home computer, U.

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Warren County, New Jersey Construction Business Owner Admits Concealing Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA Belvidere, New Jersey, man today admitted he concealed a mortgage fraud scheme carried out by his wife, a former real estate title agent, in which they obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.

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Florida Man Charged with Using Bogus Transportation Company to Defraud New Jersey Factoring Business of $220,000

NEWARK, NJA Seminole, Florida, man was arrested at his home by FBI agents this morning for allegedly using phony invoices from his transportation company to obtain $220,000 from a New Jersey-based factoring business, U.

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Essex County Corrections Officer Admits Accepting Cash Bribes in Exchange for Smuggling Contraband Into the Essex County Jail

NEWARK, NJAn Essex County corrections officer today admitted accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Former Executive Director of Jersey City Child Development Centers in Jersey City Charged with Stealing at Least $200,000

NEWARK, NJThe former executive director of the Jersey City Child Development Centers Inc.

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Former Partner of Freehold, New Jersey Office Equipment Leasing Company Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Stealing More Than $600,000 from His Clients

TRENTON, NJA Yardley, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for using his position at a Freehold, New Jersey, office equipment leasing company to defraud clients out of more than $600,000, U.

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Broker-Dealer Admits Role in Scheme to Trade on Inside Information Stolen from Prominent Law Firm

TRENTON, NJdealer admitted today to participating in a five-year insider trading scheme that relied on information stolen from a prominent, international law firm, yielding net profits of more than $5.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Doctor Admits Billing for Bogus Office Visits, Altering Patient Medical Records

NEWARK, NJA family medicine physician with offices in Cresskill and Little Falls, New Jersey, today admitted defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by billing them for non-existent office visits, U.

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Attorney Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for His Role in Investment and Real Estate Frauds

TRENTON, NJAn Ocean County, New Jersey, attorney was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals, U.

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Bulgarian Citizen Admits Role in $6 Million Tax Refund Scheme

NEWARK, NJA citizen of the Republic of Bulgaria today admitted his involvement in a $6 million fraudulent tax return scheme that used personal identifying information stolen from multiple accounting firm networks, U.

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Former New Jersey Resident Charged with Conspiracy and Attempt to Provide Material Support to ISIL

A former resident of Bergen County, New Jersey, was arrested this morning for allegedly conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Three Somerset County, New Jersey Men Charged with Armed Bank Robbery

NEWARK, NJThree Somerset County, New Jersey, men were charged today with the armed bank robbery of the Somerset Savings Bank in Somerville, New Jersey, U.

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Former Union County Official Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Defrauding Union County of More Than $120,000

NEWARK, NJThe former Director of the Division of Facilities Management for Union County, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for his role in defrauding the county of more than $120,000 in connection with the purchasing of supplies, U.

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Two New York Men Sentenced to Prison for Armed Robberies of Electronics Stores in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJTwo New York men were sentenced to prison today for participating in armed robberies of electronics stores in New Jersey, including armed robberies in Linden, Paramus, and Woodbridge, U.

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Former Loan Officer Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for His Role in $2 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK NJA Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses, U.

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Former New Jersey Resident Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Defrauding U.S. Subsidiary of Foreign Investment Bank of More Than $1.5 Million

TRENTON, NJA former New Jersey resident who previously worked for the United States subsidiary of a foreign investment bank was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to defraud his former employer out of more than $1.

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Newark, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Robbing Stores in Essex and Hudson Counties

TRENTON, NJA man who robbed 11 stores in Newark, Harrison and Jersey City between September 2012 and April 2013 was sentenced today to 240 months in prison, U.

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Morris County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Distributing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

TRENTON, NJA Madison, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse from his home computer, U.

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Jersey City, New Jersey Fire Inspector Sentenced to One Year and One Day in Prison for Accepting Bribes in Return for Official Assistance with Prostitution Businesses

NEWARK, NJA Jersey City fire inspector was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for accepting bribes in return for his assistance in providing prostitution businesses with certificates of occupancy and advance notice of inspections or law enforcement activity, U.

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Miami-Dade, Florida Police Officer Admits Role in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

NEWARK, NJA former lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Internal Affairs, today admitted his role in a narcotics conspiracy, including purchasing six firearms for a drug trafficking organization and smuggling those weapons through security checkpoints at the Miami International Airport, U.

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President of New Jersey-Based Financial Services Firm Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Securities Fraud

CAMDEN, NJThe president of an investment and financial services firm was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for evading taxes and defrauding dozens of investors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and elsewhere of $5 million, U.

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Jersey City, New Jersey Pediatrician Admits Making Nearly $200,000 Billing Medicaid for Bogus Treatments

TRENTON, NJA licensed pediatrician practicing in Jersey City, New Jersey, today admitted fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than 1,000 wound repair procedures that were never performed, U.

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California Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Shipping More Than One Kilogram of Heroin and Cocaine to New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA San Bernadino, California, man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Hudson County Man Admits Role in $13 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJ to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, U.

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Government Intends to Seek Dealth Penalty for Leader of Violent Newark Street Gang

NEWARK, NJ U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized and directed that the death penalty be sought against the leader of a violent Newark street gang charged with six murders, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Prison for Union County Carjacking

NEWARK, NJAn Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for a carjacking that occurred in December 2012 in Union County, U.

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Owner of North Jersey High-End Car Dealership Charged with Fraudulently Obtaining $1.7 Million in Loans

NEWARK, NJA Newark federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging the owner of a Ramsey, New Jersey, car dealership with defrauding customers and banks out of $1.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Admits Recording His Sexual Abuse of a Girl

NEWARK, NJA Newark man today admitted inducing a girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct while he took pictures and video, U.

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Owner of Home Health Care Agency Admits Fraud, Bribery, and Other Charges

NEWARK, NJThe owner of a home health agency today admitted her role in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and engage in bribery, money laundering, and tax evasion, U.

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New Jersey Transit Employee Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Extorting Money from Vendors

NEWARK, NJA New Jersey Transit employee was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for obtaining money from New Jersey Transit vendors to use his official authority and influence to help them get work with New Jersey Transit, U.

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Former Bergen County, New Jersey Democratic Chairman Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison on Racketeering Charges

NEWARK, NJThe former chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Organization (BCDO), was sentenced today to 35 months in prison for his role in a racketeering scheme involving fraud and soliciting and accepting bribes as a party official, U.

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Former Deputy Executive Director of Port Authority and Former Deputy Chief of Staff in New Jersey Governor’s Office Indicted

NEWARK, NJA former top official of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former member of Gov.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Admits Bloomfield, New Jersey Bank Robbery

NEWARK, NJAn Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing the PNC Bank in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in June 2014, U.

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Middlesex County, New Jersey Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Heroin

TRENTON, NJA Perth Amboy, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for conspiring to distribute hundreds of grams of heroin throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 148 Months in Prison for Armed Carjacking and Bribing a Corrections Officer to Smuggle Contraband into Essex County Jail

TRENTON, NJA Newark, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 148 months in prison for his role in an armed carjacking and subsequent involvement in a scheme to bribe a corrections officer to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and cell phones, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Two Monmouth County, New Jersey Members of Drug Trafficking Organization Each Sentenced to More Than 20 Months in Prison

TRENTON, NJTwo Monmouth County men were sentenced to prison today for their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Admits Leading Armed Robbery Spree of Banks and Restaurants in Bergen and Hudson Counties

NEWARK, NJA Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in an armed robbery spree of banks and commercial establishments in Bergen and Hudson counties in July 2013, U.

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Louis Berger International Resolves Foreign Bribery Scheme

Louis Berger International Inc. (LBI), a New Jersey-based construction management company admitted to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and agreed to pay a $17.

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Former Managing Law Clerk for Prominent Law Firm Indicted in Scheme to Trade on Inside Information

TRENTON, NJA federal grand jury today indicted the managing clerk of the New York office of a prominent, international law firm for his alleged participation in a multi-year insider trading scheme that netted more than $5.

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New York Securities Lawyer and Owner of Registered Broker-Dealer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Orchestrating Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJA New York corporate and securities lawyer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for orchestrating a stock market manipulation scheme designed to artificially inflate the stock price of two publicly traded companies through manipulative trading and other fraudulent means, U.

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Pharmacist Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Attempting to Weaponize Deadly Toxins and Possessing Narcotics Manufacturing Equipment

TRENTON, NJA licensed pharmacist was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for attempting to weaponize the lethal toxins ricin and abrin and for possessing a prohibited flask intending to use it to manufacture illegal narcotics, New Jersey U.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Burglary Scheme

TRENTON, NJA Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, man today admitted his role in transporting goods stolen through a string of commercial burglaries throughout northern and southern New Jersey, U.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Defrauding Foreign Nation of More Than $3.5 Million

TRENTON, NJA former international legal advisor and New York-licensed attorney was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for using a sham accounting firm to defraud a foreign nation of more than $3.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Admits Illegally Possessing Fireram and Smuggling Marijuana into Federal Pretrial Detention Facility

NEWARK, NJAn Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring with others to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and tobacco, into a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Northampton County, Pennsylvania Man Charged with Downloading Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, NJA Northampton County, Pennsylvania, man was arrested at his home this morning for allegedly downloading multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse, U.

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Two New York Doctors Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJTwo doctors with a practice in New York were each sentenced today to 20 months in prison for 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, U.

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Jersey City, New Jersey Pediatrician Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Billing Medicaid for Bogus Treatments

TRENTON, NJA licensed pediatrician practicing in Jersey City, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than 1,000 wound repair procedures that were never performed, U.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Doctor Charged with Fraudulently Billing for Office Visits That Were Never Rendered

NEWARK, NJA family medicine physician with offices in Cresskill and Little Falls, New Jersey, was arrested this morning and charged with fraudulently billing Medicare, Medicaid and private health care insurance companies hundreds of thousands of dollars for physician office visits that were never rendered, U.

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Two Texas Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Organized Crime Racketeering Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJTwo Texas men who were convicted along with a member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) were sentenced today to prison terms for their respective roles in a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses, U.

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Bayonne Police Officer Admits Using Excessive Force During Arrest, Filing False Report

NEWARK, NJA Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted using excessive force during an arrest, falsifying records in an attempt to conceal his conduct and helping a relative fraudulently obtain a home rehabilitation loan, U.

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California Man Admits Shipping One Kilogram of Cocaine to New Jersey Drug Trafficking Organization

TRENTON, NJA California man today admitted shipping large quantities of cocaine from California to a drug trafficking organization that operated in Ocean and Monmouth Counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Accepting Cash Bribes in Exchange for Smuggling Contraband into Essex County Correctional Facility

NEWARK, NJA former Essex County corrections officer was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Doctor Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes as Part of Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA Middlesex County doctor with practices in Jersey City, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for 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, U.

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Former Jersey City Police Officer Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Cigarette Cargo Theft and Extortion

TRENTON, NJA former Jersey City police officer was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for his role in 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, U.

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Former Department of Veterans Affairs Official Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Taking $1.2 Million in Kickbacks

TRENTON, NJs campus in East Orange, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for accepting more than $1.

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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits Conspiring to Sell Kilograms of Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA leader of a large-scale drug trafficking organization today admitted conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Member of Dirty Block Atlantic City, New Jersey Gang Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison on Drug Conspiracy and Weapons Charges

CAMDEN, NJA member of a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 240 months in prison on drug conspiracy and weapons charges, U.

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Real Estate Developer Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Diverting Money from Trenton Affordable Housing Projects

TRENTON, NJThe developer of three Trenton affordable housing projects was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for making 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, U.

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Cruise Line Employee Sentenced to 13 Months in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact of Sleeping Woman on Cruise Ship

NEWARK, NJA Mauritius man was sentenced today to 13 months in prison for sexually abusing a sleeping woman aboard a cruise ship, U.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey Bookkeeper Admits Lying to Federal Investigators

CAMDEN, NJA bookkeeper at an Atlantic City, New Jersey, rolling chair company today admitted lying to federal agents during an investigation into unreported cash taken from the business, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Recruiting a Girl to Work as a Prostitute

NEWARK, NJA Plainfield, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for arranging sexual encounters involving a 15-year-old girl in return for payment, U.

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North Bergen, New Jersey Compliance Officer Indicted for Rigging Contractor Selection Process for Community Development Projects

NEWARK, NJA compliance officer with the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA) was indicted today for allegedly manipulating the contractor selection process for federally-funded residential rehabilitation and sidewalk replacement projects, causing losses of at least $250,000, U.

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Leader and Supplier for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Admits Role in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy and Being Felon in Possession of a Firearm

TRENTON, NJ criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.

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New Jersey Couple Convicted on Federal Child Abuse Charges

NEWARK, NJ A former U. S. Army major and his wife were convicted today on federal charges that they abused their adopted children, who all were less than four years old and developmentally delayed, through neglectful and cruel acts, including by breaking their bones, denying them medical attention, withholding water and force-feeding them hot sauce, U.

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Las Vegas Investment Adviser Indicted in $30 Million Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJA federal grand jury today indicted a Las Vegas investment adviser for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash kickbacks in return for his assistance in getting his clients to purchase microcap stocks that were the subject of a stock market manipulation scheme, U.

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Associate of Decavalcante Crime Family Admits Distribution of Cocaine, Running a Prostitution Operation, and a Possessing Weapon as Convicted Felon

NEWARK, NJAn associate of the DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra today admitted his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine, running a prostitution operation and possessing a shotgun as a convicted felon, U.

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Monmouth County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 79 Months in Prison for Operating $20 Million Ponzi Scheme

TRENTON, NJA Colts Neck, New Jersey, man who defrauded dozens of investors was sentenced today to 79 months in prison for operating a $20 million Ponzi scheme out of his Fair Haven, New Jersey office and Miami residence, U.

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Owner of New Jersey Hedge Fund Charged for Defrauding Investors of $4 Million

NEWARK, NJThe owner and manager of a New Jersey hedge fund was arrested today and charged with allegedly orchestrating an advance fee scheme that defrauded investors of $4 million, U.

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Robbing Five Banks Across Two States

CAMDEN, NJA Philadelphia man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for robbing five banks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over four months, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Admits Role in $6 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK N. J. An Elizabeth, New Jersey, man today admitted recruiting straw buyers and submitting bogus loan applications as part of large-scale mortgage fraud scheme involving properties in northern New Jersey, U.

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for $3 Million Timeshare Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJAn Atlantic County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 324 months in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation Ownership Group LLC, U.

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Deputy Director of Hudson County Correctional Facility Found Guilty of Illegal Wiretapping

NEWARK, NJThe deputy director of the Hudson County Correctional Facility was found guilty today of illegally wiretapping his co-workers and another individual, U.

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Insurance Adjuster Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison for Defrauding NJTA, Insurance Companies, of $900,000

NEWARK, NJThe owner of a New Jersey-based insurance adjusting company was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the N.

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Bergen County Man Admits Defrauding Foreign Nation of More Than $3.5 Million

TRENTON, NJA former international legal adviser and New York-licensed attorney today admitted his orchestration of a scheme to defraud a foreign nation of more than $3.

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Monmouth County Nursery School Teacher and Camp Counselor Charged with Receiving Images of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, NJA Monmouth County, New Jersey man was arrested this morning on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse on his home computer, U.

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Monmouth County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 121 Months in Prison for Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

CAMDEN, NJA previously convicted sex offender was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for uploading images of child sexual abuse to an online file-sharing network, U.

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Richard M. Frankel Named Special Agent in Charge of Newark Division

Director James B. Comey has named Richard Frankel special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI s Newark Division. Mr.

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Canadian Man Admits Role in Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJA Canadian stock promoter today admitted his role in a scheme to artificially inflate the stock price of a publicly traded company through manipulative trading and other fraudulent means, U.

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Two Hudson County, New Jersey MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Conspiring to Kill Suspected Witness

NEWARK, NJTwo Hudson County, New Jersey, men appeared in federal court today to face charges that they conspired to kill a gang member who was suspected of cooperating with law enforcement, U.

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Owner of Freight Shipping Company Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Scheme to Defraud Pharmaceutical Company of $3 Million

NEWARK NJThe owner of a Morris County, New Jersey, freight shipping company was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for billing a medical devices and pharmaceutical company more than $3 million for services that were never provided, U.

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Two Members of Dirty Block Atlantic City, New Jersey Gang Each Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison on Drug Conspiracy and Weapons Charges

CAMDEN, NJTwo Atlantic City, New Jersey, men were each sentenced to 240 months in prison today for their roles in a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Newark One of Five Cities Added to Justice Department’s Violence Reduction Network

NEWARK, NJs Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a comprehensive approach to reducing violent crime in communities around the country, U.

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New Jersey Man Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIL and Witness Tampering

WASHINGTONA Hudson County, New Jersey, man was arrested today on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting an attempt to do so, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Robbing Multiple New Jersey Banks at Gunpoint

NEWARK, NJAn Elizabeth, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 22 years in prison for robbing seven New Jersey banks at gunpoint and attempting to rob an eighth bank at the time of his arrest on July 30, 2012, U.

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Two Men Convicted for Roles in Multi-State $3.4 Million Burglary Spree

NEWARK, NJA North Jersey man and a Brooklyn, New York, man were convicted today on multiple counts in connection with a multimillion-dollar, multi-state burglary spree, U.

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Owner of Hudson County Contracting Company Admits Rigging Selection Process for Union City Projects

NEWARK, NJThe owner of a Guttenberg, New Jersey, contracting company today admitted rigging the selection process for projects run by the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA), causing losses of at least $120,000, U.

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Cruise Line Employee Admits Abusive Sexual Contact of Sleeping Woman on Cruise Ship

NEWARK, NJA Mauritius man today admitted sexually abusing a sleeping woman aboard a cruise ship, U.

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Canadian Man Charged in First Federal Securities Fraud Prosecution Involving ‘Layering’

WASHINGTON U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman for the District of New Jersey announced. Aleksandr Milrud, 50, of Ontario, Canada, and Aventura, Florida, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of wire fraud.

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Doctor Admits Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA Monmouth County doctor with practices in Colts Neck, New Jersey, and Staten Island, New York, 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, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to More Than 21 Years in Prison for Multiple Carjackings

NEWARK, NJAn Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 255 months in prison for 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, U.

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Brooklyn, New York Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Traveling to New Jersey to Violently Extort Divorce Consent from Recalcitrant Husband

TRENTON, NJA Brooklyn, New York, man was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for crossing state lines as part of a plan to violently coerce a recalcitrant husband to grant his wife a religious divorce, U.

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Drug Trafficking Organization Distributor Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA Brick, New Jersey, member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for distributing heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Contractor Admits Attempting to Bribe West New York, New Jersey Official to Eliminate More Than $8.7 Million in Fire Code Violations

NEWARK, NJA North Bergen, New Jersey, man today admitted paying cash bribes to a West New York, New Jersey, fire official to eliminate millions of dollars in outstanding fines and penalties on buildings with fire code violations, U.

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Sussex County, New Jersey Man Charged with Distributing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, NJA Hardyston, New Jersey, man was charged today with exchanging images of child sexual abuse with an offender living in Maryland, U.

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Long Island Man Admits Role in International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

TRENTON, NJA Hicksville, New York, man today admitted his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department, U.

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New Jersey Doctor Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test Referrals Scheme Involving New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA doctor with a medical practice in Montclair, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 14 months in prison for 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, U.

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Doctor Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJAn internist with a practice in Montclair, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 16 months in prison for 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, U.

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Members of Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Sentenced for Participating in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJ criminal street gang that allegedly used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Contractor Admits Fraudulently Receiving More Than $200,000 in Government-Funded Projects Through Collusion

TRENTON, NJA Hudson County, New Jersey, man, today admitted to colluding with other contractors to secure projects funded by U.

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Four People Arrested and Charged in Cross-Country Insider Trading Scheme

NEWARK, NJThe owner and operator of a stock trading operation and three of his associates were arrested today on charges arising from their alleged participation in a multi-year insider trading scheme that netted more than $3.

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North Jersey Doctor Sentenced to One Year of House Arrest and Three Years’ Probation

NEWARK, NJ probation, which includes one year of house arrest with electronic monitoring, for accepting more than $200,000 in bribes from Parsippany, New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) as part of a long-running scheme operated by the lab, its president, and numerous associates, U.

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Grape Street Crips Member Admits Conspiring to Sell Heroin

NEWARK, NJA member of the Grape Street Crips street gang today admitted conspiring to distribute heroin in and around Newark, U.

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Medical Office Receptionist Sentenced to 34 Months in Prison for Embezzlement, Credit Card Fraud, and Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJA receptionist previously employed by a medical office in Kearny, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 34 months in prison for 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, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Role in Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise

NEWARK, NJA Bayonne, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for conspiring with a criminal enterprise that engaged in illegal sports betting in New Jersey and elsewhere, U.

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Man Responsible for Three-Day Armed Carjacking Spree in Newark, New Jersey Sentenced to More Than 19 Years in Prison

NEWARK, NJA Newark man who committed three armed carjackings in a three-day period was sentenced today to 235 months in prison, U.

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Pennsylvania Woman Convicted for Millions of Dollars in Fradulent Sales of Telecom Equipment

NEWARK, NJA Pennsylvania woman was convicted today for her role in a long-running, large-scale scheme involving the fraudulent sale of telecommunications equipment belonging to a company she worked for as a consultant, U.

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Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits Role in Conspiracy to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA Monmouth County man pleaded guilty and another was sentenced today to prison in connection with their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties, U.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Man Charged in Alleged Investment Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA North Arlington, New Jersey, man will appear in federal court today to face charges that he fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors prior to high-profile initial public offerings (IPOs) and then used the funds for lavish personal expenses, U.

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Middlesex County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 71 Months in Prison for Saddle Brook Bank Robbery

NEWARK, NJA Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 71 months in prison for robbing a TD Bank in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, U.

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Supplier of Heroin to Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted

NEWARK, NJA federal grand jury returned an indictment today against a supplier of narcotics to a large-scale drug trafficking organization for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine in Ocean and Monmouth Counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Former Assistant Vice President of Bank Indicted for Bank Fraud and Embezzling More Than $1 Million

NEWARK, NJA former bank assistant vice president was indicted today by a federal grand jury in connection with a scheme to embezzle more than $1 million while she worked at a bank in Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.

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Former Mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud, Identity Theft, and Obstruction of Justice

TRENTON, NJThe former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for defrauding an investment client of $250,000 and submitting a falsified loan application in order to purchase farmland in Monmouth County, New Jersey, U.

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MS-13 Gang Member Admits Role in Witness Retaliation Murder Conspiracy

NEWARK, NJA MS-13 gang member from Somerset County, New Jersey, today admitted relaying instructions to murder government witnesses from incarcerated gang members, New Jersey U.

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South Jersey MRI Facility Owners Admit Paying Tens of Thousands in Cash Bribes for Patient Referrals

CAMDEN, NJThe owners of two South Jersey MRI facilities today admitted paying more than $30,000 in cash bribes to a doctor for patient referrals, U.

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Clerk Admits Stealing Material Information from Prominent Law Firm for Use in $5.6 Million Insider Trading Scheme

TRENTON, NJThe former managing clerk for a prominent, international law firm today admitted stealing sensitive, confidential information for use in a five-year insider trader scheme that yielded net profits of more than $5.

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Dirty Block Atlantic City, New Jersey Gang Member Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison on Drug Conspiracy and Weapons Charges

CAMDEN, NJAn Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 156 months in prison for distributing heroin on behalf of a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Role in Heroin Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJA Pleasantville, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 110 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to distribute heroin in around Atlantic County, New Jersey, U.

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Former Attorney for Home Health Care Company Admits Stealing More Than $2.6 Million from His Employer

TRENTON, NJThe former in-house counsel of an Ocean County, New Jersey-based home health care company today admitted using his attorney trust account to steal over $2.

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Former New Jersey Resident Admits Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

A former resident of Bergen County, New Jersey, today admitted that he conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Monmouth County, New Jersey Stock Promoter Admits Role in $33 Million Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

NEWARK, NJA Holmdel, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a stock market manipulation scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of four publicly traded companies through manipulative trading and other fraudulent means, U.

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Two Essex County, New Jersey Men Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling Marijuana and Cell Phones Into Federal Detention Facility

TRENTON, NJTwo Newark, New Jersey, men were each sentenced prison terms today for their involvement in a scheme to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and cell phones, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Brooklyn Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Enticing a Minor to Engage in Criminal Sexual Conduct

NEWARK, NJA Brooklyn, New York, man was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for using the Internet to contact minors to get them to engage in criminal sexual conduct and for possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.

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Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. Contractor Admits Role in Bribery Scheme

NEWARK, NJA former contractor of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) today admitted his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving an employee and consultant of the NWCDC, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Federally Charged with Robbing One Bank and Attempting to Rob Another While Using a Firearm

NEWARK, NJA Union County, New Jersey, man who allegedly robbed one bank and attempted to rob another at gunpoint has been charged federally, U.

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Jacksonville Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography Over the Internet

JACKSONVILLE, FL United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announced today that Christopher Shawn Warnock (43, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the Internet.

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Two Members of Camden Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Conspiracy to Distribute

CAMDEN, NJTwo Camden men were sentenced to prison in connection with their roles as set workers in a large-scale drug trafficking organization (DTO) that distributed cocaine base, cocaine, and/or heroin, U.

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Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Admits to Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization today admitted conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Two Grape Street Crips Gang Members Admit Dealing Heroin and Crack-Cocaine in Newark, New Jersey

NEWARK, NJTwo members of the Grape Street Crips gang today admitted their roles in conspiracies to distribute heroin and crack-cocaine in and around Newark, New Jersey, U.

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Mastermind of Online Counterfeit Card Retail Shop Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison

The creator and administrator of fakeplastic.net, a one-stop online shop selling counterfeit credit and debit cards, or “payment” cards, and holographic overlays used by criminals to create fake driver’s licenses, was sentenced.

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Member of Lucchese Organized Crime Family Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison for Racketeering and Other Crimes

A member of the Lucchese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) was sentenced today to serve 360 months in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses.

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Defrauding Computer Equipment Companies of $2.5 Million

TRENTON, NJ to fraudulently secure millions of dollars in discounted computer equipment from Hewlett-Packard Co.

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Senator Robert Menendez and Dr. Salomon Melgen Indicted for Conspiracy, Bribery, and Honest Services Fraud

WASHINGTON Robert Menendez, a U. S. senator, and Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist, were indicted today in connection with a bribery scheme in which Menendez allegedly accepted gifts from Melgen in exchange for using the power of his Senate office to benefit Melgen s financial and personal interests, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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Essex County Man Convicted for Multiple Armed Carjackings

NEWARK, NJA Newark man was convicted today for his role in three gunpoint carjackings and an attempted carjacking within a 10-day period, U.

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Civil Lawsuit Against New Jersey Couple and Two Diagnostic Companies for Falsifying Diagnostic Test Reports and Failing to Properly Supervise Tests

NEWARK, NJ U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today that the government has intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit and filed a complaint against a Morris County, New Jersey, couple and their diagnostic imaging companies for knowingly submitting false claims to Medicare for thousands of falsified diagnostic test reports and the underlying tests.

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Heroin Supplier to the Grape Street Crips Street Gang Admits to Conspiring to Sell Heroin in Newark, New Jersey

NEWARK, NJA heroin supplier to the Grape Street Crips street gang today admitted conspiring to distribute hundreds of grams of heroin in and around Newark, U.

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New York Man Admits Participating in Armed Robberies of Electronic Stores in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA New York man today admitted participating in armed robberies of electronics stores in New Jersey, including armed robberies in Linden, Paramus, and Woodbridge, U.

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Seventy-One Defendants Charged in Long-Running Investigation of Grape Street Crips Street Gang

71 people have been charged in connection with a long-running, coordinated federal, state and local investigation into the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips, a street gang allegedly responsible for violence and wide-spread drug trafficking in the northern New Jersey, announced U.

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Disbarred New York Attorney Found Guilty of Fraudulent Ticket Resale and Real Estate Investment Schemes, Money Laundering

NEWARK, NJA disbarred New York attorney was convicted today by a federal jury for his role in a ticket resale fraud scheme and a real estate investment fraud conspiracy that bilked multiple victims out of more than $3 million from 2011 to the present, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Recording His Sexual Abuse of a Girl

NEWARK, NJA Newark man was sentenced to 360 months in prison today for inducing a girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct while he took pictures and video, U.

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Three Men Arrested in Hacking and Spamming Scheme

Three men from Florida, New Jersey, and Maryland were charged with a wide-ranging computer hacking and identity theft scheme that compromised the personally identifiable information of millions of people and generated more than $2 million in illegal profits.

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New York Man Arrested for Allegedly Defrauding Investors of More Than $2 Million for CrossFit Business Ventures

NEWARK, NJNew York man involved in several CrossFit training businesses was arrested this morning by the FBI in connection with a scheme to defraud various potential investors, lenders and business partners out of over $2 million, U.

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Corrections Officer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Accepting Cash Bribes

TRENTON, NJAn Essex County corrections officer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to smuggle marijuana, cell phones and tobacco into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility, in exchange for cash bribe payments, U.

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Two Doctors Each Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJTwo doctors were sentenced to prison today for 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, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Youth Organization Leader Charged with Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, NJA Linden, New Jersey, man who was a leader in a boys youth organization and a religious education teacher was charged today with possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.

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Decavalcante Crime Family Associate Admits Distributing Cocaine

NEWARK, NJAn associate of the DeCavalcante organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra today admitted his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine, U.

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Three New York Men Sentenced for Traveling to New Jersey to Violently Extort Divorce Consent from Recalcitrant Husband

TRENTON, NJThree New York men were sentenced today for their roles in a scheme to cross state lines and violently coerce a recalcitrant husband to grant his wife a religious divorce, U.

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Mercer County, New Jersey Man Charged with Production and Receipt of Child Pornography

NEWARK, NJA Mercer County, New Jersey, man was arrested today and charged with coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and with receiving images of child sexual abuse, U.

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Two Former Executives of Athletic Equipment Company Sentenced for Roles in Extensive Fraud on New Jersey Schools

NEWARK, NJThe former chief financial officer and chief executive officer of a leading supplier of athletic equipment and reconditioning services were sentenced today for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud schools in New Jersey and elsewhere, U.

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Florida Woman Sentenced to Three-and-a-Half Years in Prison for Role in $3 Million Time-Share Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, NJA Lake Worth, Florida, woman was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for her role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation Ownership Group LLC, U.

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Leader of Multi-State Scheme to Obtain Real Driver’s Licenses with Fraudulent Documents Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

NEWARK, NJs licenses for illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals was sentenced today to 72 months in prison, U.

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Deputy Director of Hudson County Correctional Facility Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Illegal Wiretapping

NEWARK, NJThe deputy director of the Hudson County Correctional Facility was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for illegally wiretapping his co-workers and another individual, U.

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New Jersey Man Admits Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

A West New York, New Jersey, man today admitted that he conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Union County, New Jersey Youth Organization Leader Admits Sexually Abusing Children, Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, NJ youth organization and a religious education teacher today admitted sexually abusing children and possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.

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Dirty Block Gang Leader and His Brother Convicted on Drug Conspiracy and Weapons Charges

CAMDEN, NJTwo members of a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were convicted at trial today on drug conspiracy and weapons charges, U.

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FBI Seeking Information in the Disappearance of John T. Weisbecker

On the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of John T.

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Two Orthodox Jewish Rabbis Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Kidnap Jewish Husbands, Force Them to Consent to Religious Divorces

TRENTON, NJ U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Rabbis Mendel Epstein, 70, of Lakewood, New Jersey, and Binyamin Stimler, 40, of Brooklyn, New York, were sentenced to 120 and 39 months in prison, respectively.

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Two Members of Drug Trafficking Organization Admit Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJTwo members of a large-scale drug trafficking organization today admitted conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties, U.

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Physician’s Assistant Admits Taking More Than $70,000 in Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJs assistant 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, U.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA Bergen County, New Jersey, man admitted today that he conspired to defraud 15 victims of more than $3 million, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Brandishing Weapon During Carjacking

NEWARK, NJA Newark, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for brandishing a shotgun during an armed carjacking in Little Falls, New Jersey, U.

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Two Philadelphia Men Admit Roles in $5.8 Million Reloadable Debit Card Extortion Scam

CAMDEN, NJTwo Philadelphia men today admitted their roles in a conspiracy to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of the scheme, U.

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Union City, New Jersey Inspector Admits Conspiring to Rig Contractor Selection Process for Community Development Projects

NEWARK, NJAn inspector at the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA) today admitted conspiring with contractors to rig the selection process for home improvement, sidewalk replacement and other projects, causing losses of at least $400,000, U.

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Glen Rock Bank Robbery

The Glen Rock Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public a.

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Two New Jersey Men Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise

NEWARK, NJTwo members of a racketeering conspiracy involving the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra and an online sports betting operation were sentenced today in federal court, U.

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Monmouth County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison in Racketeering Conspiracy/Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise

NEWARK, NJA Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy, U.

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Heroin Supplier and Crack Cocaine Distributor for the Grape Street Crips Gang Both Plead Guilty

NEWARK, NJTwo drug suppliers for the Grape Street Crips street gang today admitted distributing large quantities of heroin and crack-cocaine in and around Newark, New Jersey, U.

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Two New Jersey Men Admit Roles in Scheme to Extort Thousands of Dollars from Hudson County Project

NEWARK, NJ ) project, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Gerard Pica, 65, of Middletown, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.

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Hudson County Check-Casher Admits Failing to File Federally Required Reports for Cash Transactions Over $10,000

NEWARK, NJA Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted to failing to file federally required currency transaction reports in connection with his check-cashing business, U.

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California CPA Admits Defrauding New Jersey Religious Center, California Non-Profit of More Than $4 Million

NEWARK, NJA California CPA today admitted abusing his positions at a worship center in New Jersey and a non-profit in California to steal more than $4 million, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for His Role in $5 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK NJA Nutley, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme involving multiple properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.

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Corrections Officer Admits Smuggling Cell Phones into Essex County Correctional Facility for Cash Bribes

TRENTON, NJAn Essex County Corrections Officer today admitted her involvement in a scheme to smuggle contraband, including cell phones, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty in Two-State Bank Robbery Spree

CAMDEN, NJA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, man admitted robbing five banks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over four months, U.

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Passaic County, New Jersey Doctor Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA doctor with a practice in Hawthorne, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for 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, U.

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Fourteen Grape Street Crips Leaders, Members, and Associates Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy, Violent Crimes

NEWARK, NJFourteen leaders, members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips, a violent street gang operating in and around Newark, were charged by indictment today with racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offenses and related crimes, U.

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Paterson City Council Member and Former City Council President Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Taking Bribes

NEWARK, NJA Paterson City Council member and former council president was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for accepting bribes from a purported developer in exchange for his official help, New Jersey U.

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Two Associates of Decavalcante Crime Family Admit Distributing Cocaine

NEWARK, NJTwo associates of the DeCavalcante organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra today admitted their roles in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine, U.

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Owner of Illegal Online Gambling Website Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

NEWARK, NJA website owner involved in an illegal sports betting conspiracy with the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced today to 18 months in prison, U.

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Four New York Men Each Sentenced to More Than Eight Years In Prison for Armed Robberies of New York and New Jersey Stores

TRENTON, NJFour New York men were sentenced to prison for participating in the armed robberies of New York and New Jersey electronics stores, U.

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Middle School Music Teacher Charged with Accessing, Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, NJA Somerset County, New Jersey, man was arrested this morning after FBI agents found sexually explicit images of children on his home computer, U.

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Distributor and Enforcer for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy and Firearms Offense

CAMDEN, NJ criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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New York Doctor Admits Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA doctor with a practice in Rockville Centre, New York, 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, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 19 Months in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Related to Illegal Online Gambling Enterprise

NEWARK, NJA Hudson County, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 19 months in prison for his roles in conspiring with a criminal enterprise that engaged in illegal online sports betting in New Jersey and elsewhere, U.

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Member of Grape Street Crips Street Gang Sentenced to Five Years in Prison, Two Other Members Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

NEWARK, NJA member of the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips gang was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack-cocaine, and two other members of the gang have pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, U.

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New York Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Paramus Electronics Store

TRENTON, NJA Brooklyn, New York, man was sentenced today to 132 months in prison for participating in the armed robbery of an electronics store in Paramus, New Jersey, U.

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South Jersey Brothers Admit Roles in Conspiracy to Traffic Guns from South Carolina to New Jersey

CAMDEN, NJTwo Camden men today admitted their roles in a conspiracy to sell 22 guns without a license, U.

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Philadelphia Business Owner Sentenced to 271 Months in Prison for Hiring Hitman, Related Crimes

CAMDEN, NJA Philadelphia business owner was sentenced today to 271 months in prison for arranging a murder for hire that led to a shooting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.

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New York Health Care Professional Sentenced to Prison; Another Pleads Guilty in Connection with Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJs assistant was sentenced to prison, and a doctor admitted taking bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, U.

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Distributor for Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

TRENTON, NJA Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for his role in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, U.

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Dealer for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

CAMDEN, NJ An Atlantic City, N. J. , man was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin with several members of the which used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Former Warren County, New Jersey Title Agent Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison for Her Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA former real estate title agent was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for carrying out a mortgage fraud scheme in which she obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.

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Newark, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking

NEWARK, NJA Newark man was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for his role in a shotgun carjacking in Little Falls, New Jersey, on Oct.

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Member of ‘Dirty Block’ Atlantic City, New Jersey Gang Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Drug Conspiracy and Weapons Charges

CAMDEN, NJAn Atlantic City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 241 months in prison for his role in a criminal street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, U.

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Two New York Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

TRENTON, NJTwo Staten Island, New York, men were sentenced today for their roles in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department, U.

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Two New Jersey Doctors Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJTwo New Jersey doctors were each sentenced today to prison for 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, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Admits to Armed Carjacking and Bribing a Corrections Officer to Smuggle Contraband into Essex County Jail

TRENTON, NJA Newark, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in an armed carjacking and subsequent involvement in a scheme to bribe a corrections officer to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and cell phones, into the Essex County Correctional Facility, a federal pretrial detention facility, U.

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Disbarred New York Attorney Indicted for Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme and Money Laundering

NEWARK, NJA disbarred New York attorney was indicted for allegedly engaging in a real estate investment fraud conspiracy that defrauded more than 15 victims of $5 million from 2009 to the present, U.

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Former Rockaway Township School Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Attempted Witness Tampering

NEWARK, NJThe former Rockaway Township superintendent of schools today admitted instructing a witness to lie to the FBI about $4,000 that the witness had previously given to him, U.

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Two Bergen County, New Jersey Men Charged with Defrauding Mortgage Lenders Through Illicit Short Sales

TRENTON, NJA father and son were arrested this morning for engaging in a scheme that used straw buyers and short sales on two Bergen County properties to defraud mortgage lenders out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, U.

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New Jersey Doctor Sentenced to One Year and One Day in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA doctor with practices in Wall Township and Howell Township, New Jersey, was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for 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, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Charged with Distribution of Images of Child Sexual Abuse

NEWARK, NJA Union County, New Jersey man was charged today with distributing images of child sexual abuse online, U.

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New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

WASHINGTONA Bergen County, New Jersey, man pleaded guilty today to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Admits Smuggling $65 Million in Sensitive Electronic Components to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, Federal Security Service

A Mountainside, New Jersey, man admitted his role in an international procurement network that obtained and smuggled more than $65 million worth of electronics from the United States to Russia in violation of export control laws.

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Somerset County, New Jersey Builder Admits Bank Fraud Associated with Bogus Sale of Irvington, New Jersey Property

NEWARK, NJA Neshanic Station, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme that used straw buyers and phony loan documents to fraudulently obtain a $400,500 loan on a property in Irvington, New Jersey, U.

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Middlesex County Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Multiple Bank Robberies

NEWARK, NJA Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for his role in two bank robberies, U.

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Two New Jersey Men Charged in Scheme to Extort Thousands of Dollars from Hudson County Project

NEWARK, NJTwo New Jersey men are in FBI custody today on charges arising from a scheme to extort thousands of dollars in corrupt payments in connection with arranging approvals to provide landfill materials for a Hudson County Improvement Authority project, U.

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Pennsylvania Man Admits Defrauding Computer Equipment Companies of $2.5 Million

TRENTON, NJ to fraudulently secure millions of dollars in discounted computer equipment from Hewlett-Packard Co.

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Former Union County, New Jersey Vendor Sentenced to 31 Months in Prison for Paying Bribes and Defrauding County of More Than $120,000

NEWARK, NJThe owner of a company that sold maintenance and cleaning supplies was sentenced today to 31 months in prison for paying bribes to a Union County official and to defrauding the county of more than $120,000 in connection with the purchases, U.

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Head of Stock Trading Operation Indicted in Cross-Country Scheme to Trade on Inside Information

NEWARK, NJA federal grand jury today indicted the owner and operator of a stock trading operation for his alleged participation in a multi-year insider trading scheme that netted more than $3.

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Monroe Township, New Jersey Man Admits Embezzling $89,000 from North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department

NEWARK, NJThe former treasurer of the North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department No.

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Morris County, New Jersey Couple Admits Falsifying Thousands of Medical Diagnostic Reports as Part of $4.3 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, NJA Rockaway, New Jersey, husband and wife who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company today admitted receiving more than $4.

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New Jersey Doctor Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referrals Scheme Involving New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, NJA doctor with an office in North Arlington, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for 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, U.

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Two Grape Street Crips Members Admit Dealing Crack Cocaine in Newark, New Jersey

NEWARK, NJTwo members of the Grape Street Crips gang admitted their roles in a two-year conspiracy to distribute crack-cocaine in and around Newark, New Jersey, U.

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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Sell Kilograms of Heroin in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJA leader of a large-scale drug trafficking organization was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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White Plains, New York Woman Charged with Robbery of Glen Rock Savings Bank

NEWARK, NJAWhite Plains, New York, woman is scheduled to appear in court today in connection with the robbery of Glen Rock Saving Bank on Feb.

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New Jersey Couple Sentenced on Federal Child Abuse Charges

NEWARK, NJ A former U. S. Army major and his wife were sentenced today for abusing their adopted children, who all were less than four years old and developmentally delayed, through neglectful and cruel acts, including by breaking their bones, denying them medical attention, withholding water and force-feeding them hot sauce, U.

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for $3 Million Timeshare Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, N. J. An Absecon, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation Ownership Group LLC, U.

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Essex County, New Jersey Man Admits Selling Fake Driver’s Licenses Online, Filing Bogus Tax Returns

NEWARK, N. J. s licenses through an online shop and filing fraudulent tax returns using stolen identity information, U. S.

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New York Man Charged in Scheme to Sell New Jersey Driver’s Licenses

NEWARK, N. J. s licenses without the testing and identification requirements will appear in federal court today, U. S.

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 95 Months in Prison for Robbing the Same Two Banks in 2015 That He Robbed in 2010

CAMDEN, N. J. for violation of supervised release, U. S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. . Keith Ney, 54, formerly of Philadelphia, previously pleaded guilty before U.

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ACPD Sergeant Admits Structuring and Making False Statements to FBI

CAMDEN, N. J. A sergeant with the Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD) today admitted structuring financial transactions to avoid currency reporting requirements and lying to federal agents, U.

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Former CEO of Pharmacy Dispensing Service Admits to Federal Tax Charge

NEWARK, N. J. The former chief executive officer of a company that provided pharmacy dispensing services today admitted to filing a false federal income tax return, U.

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New York Man Admits Robbing Bergen County Bank

NEWARK, N. J. s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List in 1988 today admitted robbing a TD Bank in Oakland, New Jersey, in April 2013, U.

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Nevada Man Charged in $5 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N. J. A Nevada man was arrested today and charged with defrauding investors out of more than $5 million dollars, U.

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Former New Jersey Attorney Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Generating $1 Million in Profit from Phony Lawsuits

CAMDEN, N. J. 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.

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Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Role in International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

TRENTON, N. J. A Philadelphia woman who participated in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department was sentenced today to 40 months in prison, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

NEWARK, N. J. A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Equity-Skimming Fraud

TRENTON, N. J. A West New York, New Jersey, man who fraudulently obtained a federally insured mortgage for a West New York rental property today admitted intentionally failing to make loan payments while using $149,000 in rental income from the property for personal expenses, U.

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New York Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Trafficking a Girl to Work as a Prostitute

TRENTON, N. J. A Spring Valley, New York, man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for trafficking and forcing a minor into prostitution for profit, U.

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New York Man Convicted of Production of Child Pornography, Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct

NEWARK, N. J. A Warwick, New York, man was convicted by a federal jury today of coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and traveling from New York to Passaic County, New Jersey, to have sexual intercourse with another minor, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery Spree of North Jersey Banks and Restaurants

NEWARK, N. J. A North Bergen, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 360 months in prison for leading an armed robbery spree of banks and commercial establishments in Bergen and Hudson counties in July 2013, U.

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Major Narcotics Supplier for New Jersey Drug Trafficking Organization Convicted of Drug Distribution, Weapons Charges

TRENTON, N. J. A Jersey City, New Jersey, man was convicted by a federal jury today for his role as a heroin and cocaine supplier to a large-scale drug trafficking organization that operated in Ocean and Monmouth Counties and elsewhere in New Jersey, U.

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Plainfield Board of Education Employee Admits Conspiring with Vendor to Defraud His Employer

TRENTON, N. J. A Piscataway, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring with employees of Bayway Lumber in Linden, New Jersey, to use phony invoices to defraud the Plainfield Board of Education, resulting in losses of $19,927, U.

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Newark Hospital to Pay $450,000 for Allegedly Billing Health Care Programs for Unnecessary Procedures

Medical Center Inc. located in Newark, New Jersey has agreed to pay $450,000 to resolve allegations that it falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary cardiac procedures.

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New Jersey Leaders and Members of Violent, International Street Gang Convicted of Racketeering-Related Charges

NEWARK, N. J. were convicted by a federal jury today of racketeering-related crimes, including multiple acts of violence, U.

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Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N. J. - A Nevada man today admitted defrauding investors out of more than $5 million, U. S.

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Bulgarian Citizen Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison for Role in $6 Million Tax Refund Scheme

NEWARK, N. J. A citizen of the Republic of Bulgaria was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for his involvement in a $6 million fraudulent tax return scheme that used personal identifying information stolen from multiple accounting firm networks, U.

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Two Men Plead Guilty in Hacking, Spamming Scheme That Stole Personal Information from Millions of Americans

Two men admitted their roles in a computer hacking and identity theft scheme that hijacked customer email accounts, stole personally identifiable information from millions of people, and generated more than $2 million in illegal profits.

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Woman Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for $3 Million Time-Share Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, N. J. An Atlantic County, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for her role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation Ownership Group LLC, U.

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Member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Distribution

NEWARK, N. J. A gang member who sold crack-cocaine for the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips pleaded guilty today to drug trafficking charges, U.

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Former Contractor of Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation Admits Filing False Tax Return

NEWARK, N. J. The sole proprietor of a company that purportedly provided internet research and technology consulting services to the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) today admitted that she failed to report substantial income she received from the NWCDC, U.

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Jersey City, New Jersey Man Arrested and Charged with $3.4 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N. J. A Jersey City man was arrested today on charges that he defrauded investors using phony contracts he had to sell olive oil to major retailers and then used the money for purchases, U.

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Former Executive Director of Jersey City Child Development Centers Admits Stealing More Than $250,000

NEWARK, N. J. - A Jersey City, New Jersey, man today admitted stealing more than $250,000 from the Jersey City Child Development Centers Inc.

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Physician Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Accepting More Than $174,000 in Bribes for Referrals to Mobile Diagnostic Company

TRENTON, N. J. An internal medicine physician practicing in Jamesburg, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for patient referrals to a mobile diagnostic company, U.

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New York Doctor Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes in Test-Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

NEWARK, N. J. A doctor who admitted taking bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates was sentenced today to 37 months in prison, U.

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Newark Corrections Officer Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of Detainee

NEWARK, N. J. A former corrections officer with the Essex County Correctional Facility was sentenced today to 300 months in prison for sexually assaulting a pretrial detainee and then lying about it to investigators, U.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Admits Aiming Laser Pointer at Television News Helicopter

NEWARK, N. J. - An Elizabeth, New Jersey, man today admitted repeatedly aiming a laser pointer at a television news helicopter, U.

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Newark Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Multiple Carjackings

NEWARK, N. J. An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for his role in an armed carjacking spree between June 6, 2012, and June 22, 2012 U.

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Five MS-13 Members Admit Racketeering, Murder Conspiracy, Gang Activity

NEWARK, N. J. today admitted their roles in crimes including racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion and drug trafficking, U.

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New York Man Charged with Sex Assault on Airplane

NEWARK, N. J. A Monsey, New York, man appeared in federal court today to face charges that he sexually abused a woman on a flight from Israel to Newark Liberty International Airport, U.

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West Milford Township, New Jersey Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Receiving Sexually Explicit Images of Children

NEWARK, N. J. A Passaic County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for receiving sexually explicit images of children from his computer, U.

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Sussex County, New Jersey Man Admits Kidnapping and Murder-for-Hire Plot

NEWARK, N. J. A Newton, New Jersey, man today admitted that he planned the kidnapping and murder of a woman he met online, U.

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Ocean County, New Jersey Man Admits Robbing Eight Banks

TRENTON, N. J. An Ocean County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing eight banks in New Jersey and New York, U.

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Downtown Newark Heroin and Oxycodone Dealer Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Conspiracy, Firearms Offense

NEWARK, N. J. A Newark man today admitted distributing large quantities of heroin and oxycodone in and around downtown Newark, U.

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Doctor Admits Accepting Thousands of Dollars in Cash Bribes for Referrals to Lab Companies

CAMDEN, N. J. A doctor with offices in Toms River, New Jersey, today admitted accepting thousands of dollars in exchange for patient referrals to two lab companies that performed blood and DNA testing, U.

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Philippines National Charged in Scheme to Steal Identities of High-Profile Victims and Engage in Credit Card and Bank Fraud

NEWARK, N. J. A resident of the Philippines has been charged in connection with a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme targeting high-profile victims, U.

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New York Man Gets Life in Prison for Production of Child Pornography, Interstate Travel for Illicit Sexual Conduct

NEWARK, N. J. A Warwick, New York, man was sentenced today to life in prison for coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and traveling from New York to Passaic County, New Jersey, to have sexual intercourse with another minor, U.

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Disbarred New York Attorney Gets More Than Three Years in Prison for Phony Ticket Resale, Real Estate Investment Schemes

NEWARK, N. J. A disbarred New York attorney was sentenced today to 43 months in prison for his involvement in a ticket resale fraud scheme and a real estate investment fraud conspiracy that bilked multiple victims out of more than $3 million, U.

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Former Pharmaceutical Employee Admits Role in Scheme to Obtain Medically Unnecessary Prescription Compound Medication

NEWARK, N. J. A former pharmaceutical employee today admitted accepting thousands of dollars in exchange for obtaining and filling her own medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medication and creams, causing losses of $250,971, U.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Man Admits Helping Disguise Foreign Contributions During 2012 Presidential Election

NEWARK, N. J. A Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted helping funnel $80,000 in campaign contributions from a foreign source to the joint fundraising committee of the President of the United States during the 2012 presidential election, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R.

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Former Samsung America Director Sentenced to 75 Months in Prison for Embezzling More Than $1 Million

NEWARK, N. J. A former director of Samsung America Inc. s Korea Export Department was sentenced today to 75 months in prison for his role in a scheme to embezzle more than $1 million from the company from 2002 through 2007, U.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for His Role in Multi-State $3.5 Million Burglary Spree

Daniel “Tokyo” Gatson, 44, was sentenced to 300 months in prison for his role in a series of at least 27 burglaries and attempted burglaries across six states.

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New Jersey Doctor Pleads Guilty in Connection with Test Referral Scheme with New Jersey Clinical Lab

Juan Espindola, 58, admitted taking bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), its president, and numerous associates.

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Union County, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Role in Illegal International Procurement Network

Alexander Brazhnikov Jr., 37, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in an international procurement network that obtained and smuggled more than $65 million worth of electronics from the U.S. to Russia.

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Former Somerset County, New Jersey Music Teacher Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse

Cliff Ramsay, 31, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing images of child sexual abuse on his computer.

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Hudson County Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Role in $13 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

John Leadbeater, 59, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in a $13 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt, Jersey shore condos.

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Two Former Executives of Louis Berger International Sentenced in Foreign Bribery Scheme

Two former executives of Louis Berger International (LBI) have been sentenced in connection with a long-running bribery scheme to secure government construction management contracts by bribing officials internationally.

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Hudson County, New Jersey Man Admits Selling Fake Driver’s Licenses Online

Abraham Corcino, 34, admitted to using social media to promote a sophisticated website that sold fake driver’s licenses, some of which were later used to commit financial crimes.

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Former Contractor of Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation Admits Role in Conspiracy to Fraudulently Bill the Agency

Kevin Gleaton, 52, admitted his role in a conspiracy to fraudulently bill the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) for more than $110,000 for work that was never performed.

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New Jersey Couple and Two Diagnostic Companies Ordered to Pay $7.75 Million for Falsifying Diagnostic Test Reports and Failing to Properly Supervise Tests

Nita K. Patel, 53, and Kirtish N. Patel, 53, and their diagnostic imaging companies were ordered to pay more than $7.75 million for knowingly submitting false claims to Medicare.

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Pennsylvania Man Admits Stealing More Than $480,000 as Part of Interstate Burglary Scheme

Jose Medina, 39, admitted to transporting goods stolen through a string of commercial burglaries in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

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Last Defendant of 15 Member Interstate Methamphetamine Distribution Ring Convicted After Jury Trial

Margaret Tiangco, 40, was convicted by a federal jury today for her role in a drug trafficking ring that supplied between 150 and 250 pounds of methamphetamine annually to the Jersey City, New Jersey, area.

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Owner of Union County, New Jersey Home Health Care Agency Gets 54 Months in Prison for Bilking Medicaid Out of $7 Million

Paul Mil, 67, was sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a scheme that used bogus records and unqualified home health aides to defraud Medicare out of $7 million.

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Pennsylvania Man Admits Role in Scheme to Obtain Medically Unnecessary Prescription Compound Medication

A pharmaceutical employee admitted filling his own medically unnecessary prescriptions in a scheme to fraudulently obtain reimbursements for compound medication prescriptions.

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Somerset County, New Jersey Man Admits Producing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

A Branchburg, New Jersey man admitted his role in a scheme to produce sexually explicit images of children through a website he operated from his home computer.

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Three Former Employees of Timeshare Consulting Firm Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud Timeshare Owners

Three former employees of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC have been sentenced for their respective roles in conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties.

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Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Selling Millions of Dollars in Fraudulent Telecom Equipment

Juanita L. Berry, 48, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for a long-running, large-scale scheme involving the fraudulent sale of telecommunications equipment belonging to a company she worked for as a consultant.

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Former New Jersey Attorney General and Chairman of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners Pleads Guilty to Bribery

David Samson today pleaded guilty to bribery for using his official authority to pressure the parent company of United Airlines Inc. to institute a non-stop flight from Newark to South Carolina for his personal benefit.

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Florida Man Admits Helping Disguise Foreign Contribution During 2012 Presidential Election, Lying to Grand Jury

A Tampa, Florida man pleaded guilty today to helping funnel $80,000 in campaign contributions from a foreign source to the joint fundraising committee of the president of the U.S.

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Airline Passenger Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact of Sleeping Woman on Flight from Los Angeles to New Jersey

An airline passenger was charged with sexually touching a sleeping woman who did not know him aboard a flight from Los Angeles Airport to Newark Liberty Airport.

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Passaic County Man Convicted of Health Care Fraud and Other Charges for Operating Ambulance Company Despite Ban

A Passaic County, New Jersey, man was convicted of illegally operating a Clifton, New Jersey, ambulance company despite having been banned from participating in federal health care programs.

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Downtown Newark Heroin and Oxycodone Dealer Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Conspiracy

Jarez Baron,, a/k/a Little Bro, 28, of Newark, pleaded guilty to charges related to a conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

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Passaic County, New Jersey Man Charged with String of Bank Robberies

A Passaic, New Jersey man has been arrested and charged in connection with a spree of bank robberies in Hudson, Union, and Passaic counties.

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Associate of DeCavalcante Crime Family Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Distributing Cocaine

Mario Galli, an associate of the DeCavalcante organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.

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Prime Contractor Employee at U.S. Military Bases Admits $1.4 Million Fraud and Taking Kickbacks

A regional manager for a contractor involved with construction projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Ft. Dix admitted his role in a fraud scheme that caused losses of $1.4 million.

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Morris County, New Jersey Husband and Wife Sentenced to Prison for Falsifying Thousands of Medical Diagnostic Reports as Part of $4.8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Two Rockaway, New Jersey residents were each sentenced to more than six years in prison for receiving more than $4.8 million from Medicare and private insurance companies.

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Five Members and Associates of New Jersey Grape Street Crips Indicted for Drug Trafficking, Firearms Possession

Five Newark men associated with the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips were charged today in three separate indictments with drug distribution and firearms offenses.

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Camden Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Minor After Posting Online Advertisement

A woman pleaded guilty to advertising a minor online for commercial sex acts for the purpose of earning money.

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Enforcer for Atlantic City Dirty Block Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison for Role in Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

An Atlantic City, New Jersey man who was an enforcer and street-level dealer for a gang that used threats, intimidation, and violence was sentenced today to life.

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New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office Closes Investigation into the Death of Jerame C. Reid

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today that there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Jerame C. Reid.

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Member of Newark’s South Side Cartel Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering, Carjacking, Robbery, and Drug Charges

A Newark man today admitted his role in a violent and long-running racketeering conspiracy perpetuated by the South Side Cartel.

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Grape Street Crips Member Charged with Double Murder, Two Attempted Murders in Connection with Racketeering Conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a Summit, New Jersey man with racketeering-related murder and attempted murder charges.

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Alleged Getaway Driver in Robbery of Hawthorne TD Bank Charged in Federal Court

Alejandro Ortiz, of Haskell, New Jersey, was charged in connection with his alleged role in the February 17, 2016 robbery of a TD Bank in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Man Charged with Possessing Dogs for Dog Fighting

A man allegedly connected to and living with an individual involved in a dog fighting conspiracy was arrested today for possessing dogs for the purpose of dog fighting.

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New York Woman Gets Over 13 Years in Prison for Glen Rock, New Jersey Bank Robbery, Defrauding Elderly Victim of $198,750

A White Plains, New York woman was sentenced to 162 months in prison for robbing a Glen Rock Savings Bank and fraudulently using an elderly victim’s checks.

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Heroin Supplier for Grape Street Crips Gang Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

A narcotics supplier for the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced to 180 months in prison for distributing hundreds of grams of heroin.

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Senior Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted for Conspiring to Sell Heroin in New Jersey

A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against a senior member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin.

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Conspiring with Members of Organized Crime Family and Others in Fraud Scheme

A West Reading, Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud FirstPlus Financial Group Inc. (FPFG).

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Man Charged with Using Telephone Dating Services to Defraud Multiple Women Across Several States

An Atlantic County man who was previously sentenced for wire fraud was charged with using telephone dating services to lure and defraud multiple women.

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Nevada Stock Promoter Admits Role in $33 Million Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

A Henderson, Nevada man today admitted his role in a stock market manipulation scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of four publicly traded companies.

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Former Jersey City Police Officer Admits Conspiracy to Commit Fraud and Accept Corrupt Payments, as Well as Filing a False Tax Return

A former Jersey City Police officer admitted accepting more than $230,000 in corrupt payments in violation of the Jersey City Municipal Code provisions.

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Clerk Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Stealing Material Information from Prominent Law Firm for Use in $5.6 Million Insider Trading Scheme

The former managing clerk for a law firm was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for stealing sensitive, confidential information.

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Crack-Cocaine Dealer for New Jersey Grape Street Crips Gang Sentenced to Five Years In Prison

A Newark man was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy controlled by the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips.

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New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office and Department of Justice Seek Forfeiture of Six Dogs Seized in Connection with Interstate Dog Fighting Venture

The United States filed a civil forfeiture complaint seeking the possession of six pit bull-type dogs that were allegedly involved in interstate dog fighting.

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Florida Man Who Admitted Defrauding Multiple Factoring Businesses for Over $800,000 Gets More Than Four Years in Prison

Karl Stehlin, of Seminole, Florida, was sentenced in New Jersey to 51 months in prison for using phony invoices to defraud multiple factoring businesses.

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Brooklyn Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Role in Multi-State $3.4 Million Burglary Spree

A New York man was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on multiple counts in connection with a multi-million-dollar, multi-state burglary spree.

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Major Narcotics Supplier for New Jersey Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 25 Years In Prison

A Jersey City, New Jersey man was sentenced to 300 months in prison for supplying heroin and cocaine to a large-scale drug trafficking organization.

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Bergen County, New Jersey Resident Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

A Bergen County, New Jersey man was sentenced to 51 months in prison for conspiring to defraud 15 victims of more than $3 million.

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Camden Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Minor After Posting Online Advertisement

A Camden man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor after posting an online advertisement for commercial sex acts for the purpose of earning money.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey Man Admits Conspiring to Defraud IRS of Nearly $120,000 in Taxes

An Atlantic City, New Jersey man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to defraud the IRS of $119,880 in income taxes over three years.

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