Bloomfield woman indicted for $30M fraud scheme

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County woman and a Canadian man were indicted Jan. 17 for their roles in a securities fraud scheme that induced victims to invest $30 million worth of cash and cryptocurrency based on fraudulent misrepresentations, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edith Pardo, 68, of Bloomfield, and Boaz Manor, 46, of Toronto, […]

2 NJ men sentenced to prison for phony debt elimination scheme

NEWARK, NJ — Two New Jersey men were sentenced Jan. 7 to prison terms for their respective roles in using phony monetary instruments to obtain luxury vehicles and other high value items; one of the defendants was additionally convicted of bankruptcy fraud, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Germaine Howard King, aka “Germaine Howard,” 47, of […]

Belleville man charged with mortgage fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A Belleville man has been arraigned on charges that he engaged in a conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud that resulted in potential losses in excess of $1 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Jan. 8. Cabral Simpson, 43, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. He is […]

Caldwell U agrees to pay more than $4.8M in settlement

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University has agreed to pay the United States more than $4.8 million to resolve allegations that it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to defraud a federal education benefit program, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Jan. 3. “Caldwell University tried to hoodwink the Department of Veterans Affairs and, worse, veterans themselves, by […]

Tax preparer admits conspiring to commit tax fraud

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Maplewood tax preparer admitted her role in conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing false personal tax returns for a New Jersey business owner and two other individuals, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a Dec. 30 press release. Zenobia Williams, 52, of Maplewood, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin […]

Former mail carrier admits stealing credit cards from the mail

NEWARK, NJ — A former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier admitted on Dec. 18 that he had intercepted and removed envelopes containing credit cards from the mail, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jaquan Miller, 30, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with […]

Newark man sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A fourth leader was sentenced to state prison on Dec. 6 in connection with an elaborate fraud scheme in which the participants used fictitious identities to obtain credit cards and open bank accounts that they used to steal approximately $3 million from various banks, according to a press release from Attorney […]

Seven charged in interstate scheme to steal more than $235K

TRENTON, NJ — Charges have been filed against seven individuals in an interstate scheme to steal more than $235,000 from three insurance annuity policies, according to a Dec. 5 press release from Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. An Ohio resident and three New Jersey residents were charged with […]

Tax preparer and husband plead guilty to tax fraud scheme

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal announced Nov. 22 that a tax preparer, her husband and a co-conspirator were sentenced to prison or face prison after pleading guilty for their roles in a scheme in which they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars by filing false tax returns with the state of Hawaii to […]

Essex County man charged with identity fraud, laundering money

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was charged Nov. 21 for his role in a multimillion-dollar money laundering conspiracy and for using a stolen identity in furtherance of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edwin Deleon-Batista, 36, of Newark, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to launder drug proceeds and […]

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