NJRCFL Notable Cases

Ahmad Khan Rahami Charged In Manhattan And New Jersey Federal Courts With Executing Bombings In New York City And New Jersey

Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged in a Complaint filed in the Southern District of New York with one count of using and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of destroying and attempting to destroy property by means of fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(d), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and use of a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), which carries a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison, all in connection with Rahami’s alleged detonation of an explosive device and efforts to detonate explosives in New York City.

The link address is: https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/ahmad-khan-rahami-charged-manhattan-and-new-jersey-federal-courts-executing-bombings-new

Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $345,000 from the State by Filing Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Erica Rivera, 35, of Beachwood, N.J., pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Judge Peter E. Warshaw in Mercer County to an accusation charging her with second-degree theft by deception. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Rivera be sentenced to seven years in state prison. She must execute a consent judgment to pay $345,213 in restitution to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Rivera is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 2.

The link address is: http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases16/pr20160919b.html

Bergen County, New Jersey, Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison For Multimillion-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

On Aug. 21, 2014, a federal grand jury in Newark indicted Mancuso on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five counts of wire fraud. It also charged Pasquale Stiso, 55, of West Harrison, New York, with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud.

The link address is: https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/bergen-county-new-jersey-sentenced-51-months-prison-multimillion-dollar-investment-fraud

Mortgage Broker Sentenced To A Year In Prison For Trading On Inside Information Stolen From Prominent New York Law Firm

Tamayo, a mortgage broker, admitted that from 2009 to 2013, he obtained material nonpublic information from his friend and former law school classmate, Steven Metro, 42, of Katonah, New York. Metro was then the managing clerk of the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. The inside information divulged by Metro to Tamayo concerned mergers, acquisitions, or tender offers in which the firm represented a party or financial advisor. As the firm’s managing clerk, Metro did not personally work on most these transactions. Instead, Metro stole the information by scouring the firm’s computer system for client names and the keywords “merger agreement,” “bid letter,” “engagement letter,” and “due diligence.”

The link address is: https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/mortgage-broker-sentenced-year-prison-trading-inside-information-stolen-prominent-new

Florida Man Who Admitted Defrauding Multiple Factoring Businesses For Over $800,000 Gets More Than Four Years In Prison

tehlin admitted that from June 2014 through September 2014, he defrauded a Bergen County factoring business that purchased accounts receivable in return for short term financing. Stehlin created a bogus Idaho-based company, Sawyer Express Transportation Inc., and emailed accounts receivable invoices to the factoring company for transportation services that were never provided. As a result, Stehlin was able to defraud the factoring company out of $220,000 in advance payment on those invoices.

The link address is: https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/florida-man-who-admitted-defrauding-multiple-factoring-businesses-over-800000-gets-more

Judge flips the script at sentencing in $14M organized crime scheme

It was Leshner's testimony, in part, that led to Scarfo's conviction and a 30-year prison term Kugler imposed in July 2015.

The link address is: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20160909_Two_year_prison_term_for__14_million_organized_crime_scheme.html