Category: New Jersey District

Nine Members of Newark Drug Trafficking Ring Charged in Superseding Indictment | USAO-NJ

NEWARK, N.J. – Nine members of a drug trafficking organization were charged today in a superseding indictment for their roles in a heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine distribution scheme that…

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Owner of Diving School Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud | USAO-NJ

CAMDEN, N.J. – The president and CEO of a commercial diving school was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining funding from the U.S. Department of Education…

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Doctor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Stealing More Than $500,000 from Former Employer | USAO-NJ

CAMDEN, N.J. – A doctor was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for defrauding his prior employer’s medical practice by stealing and forging the medical practice’s checks to pay…

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Second Former Inmate Admits Role in Scheme to Use Drones to Smuggle Contraband into Fort Dix Federal Prison | USAO-NJ

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal…

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Passaic County Man Admits Role in Illegal Money Transmitting Scheme | USAO-NJ

NEWARK, N.J. – A Passaic County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in an illegal money transmitting business, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Julio De La Cruz Acosta,…

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Five Alleged Jersey City Gang Members Charged with Murders of Rival Gang Member and 17-Year-Old Bystander | USAO-NJ

NEWARK, N.J. – Five alleged members and associates of a neighborhood-based Jersey City, New Jersey, gang were charged for their roles in two gang-related shootings, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger…

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Salem County Man Charged with Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon | USAO-NJ

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Salem County man made his initial appearance on a charge of illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Jabbar Pierce, 41, of…

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Former Sales Representative Admits Role in Compounding Prescription Drug Scheme | USAO-NJ

NEWARK, N.J. – A former sales representative today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud New Jersey state health benefits programs, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.  Scott Shekitka,…

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Atlantic County Tax Preparer Admits Tax Fraud | USAO-NJ

CAMDEN, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, tax preparer today admitted using false information to increase her clients’ tax refunds and filing her own false tax returns, U.S. Attorney…

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Hudson County Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Receipt of Child Pornography | USAO-NJ

NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Benigno Gonzalez-Mendoza,…

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