Newark general contracting company sentenced for causing death of employee

NEWARK, NJ — A general contracting company based in Newark has been sentenced to five years’ probation for violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, leading to the death of an employee, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Oct. 7. Trustworthy LLC, doing business as Trustworthy Roofing and Siding, via its owner, Derico Ferreira, […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for stealing mail, bank fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Tashon Ragan, 21, of Newark, was sentenced Oct. 7 to 33 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the postal system, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Ragan, aka “Ta,” previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton […]

South Orange man sentenced to 21 months in prison for fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Alexander Varice, 27, of South Orange, was sentenced Oct. 5 to 21 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud two banks out of more than $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Varice’s conspirators, Allen Varice, 25, of East Orange; […]

Newark man admits conspiring to fraudulently obtain more than $700,000

NEWARK, NJ — Jefferson Robert, 31, of Newark, has admitted that he conspired to fraudulently obtain more than $700,000, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Oct. 5. Robert pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals to an information charging him with conspiring to commit wire fraud. According to documents filed […]

Newark man sentenced to 65 months in prison for selling crack

NEWARK, NJ — Nasir Williams, 24, of Newark, was sentenced to 65 months in prison for distributing and conspiring with others to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 28. Williams previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Court Judge John Michael Vazquez to an […]

Newark man sentenced to 30 months in prison for bank fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Qshaun Brown-Guinyard, 27, of Newark, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiring to defraud two banks of more than $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on Sept. 29. Brown-Guinyard previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton […]

Teacher from Nutley pleads guilty to health care fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A public school teacher from Essex County has admitted his role in conspiring to defraud the N.J. School Employees’ Health Benefits Program with phony claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 22. Jason Nardachone, 51, of Nutley, who taught in the Lodi School District, pleaded guilty […]

Irvington man admits conspiring to steal mail and commit bank fraud

NEWARK, NJ — Jeffrey Bennett, 27, of Irvington, has admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal checkbooks and credit cards from the mail; deposit fraudulent checks, including pandemic relief checks; and use stolen credit cards without authorization, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 15. Bennett pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge […]

Essex County man admits to firearms and narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Shatuwan McCall, 20, of Newark, pleaded guilty to firearms and marijuana distribution offenses before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty by videoconference, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 15. McCall was charged with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, one count of possession with […]