Craig Carpenito

New Jersey News: Passaic County Man, Mehdi Kassai Admits Role In $6 Million Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hawthorne, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud financial institutions and others of more than $6 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mehdi Kassai, also known as “Mike Kassai,” 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to an information … Continue reading New Jersey News: Passaic County Man, Mehdi Kassai Admits Role In $6 Million Fraud Scheme

New Jersey News: Bergen County Insurance Broker, Lawrence Ackerman Admits Health Care Fraud

TRENTON, N.J. – An insurance broker with an office in Fort Lee, New Jersey, today admitted defrauding Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lawrence Ackerman, 54, a resident of Old Tappan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to a superseding information charging … Continue reading New Jersey News: Bergen County Insurance Broker, Lawrence Ackerman Admits Health Care Fraud

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Three New Jersey Police Agencies Receive Grants From U.S. Justice Department For Body-Worn Camera Programs

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced that three New Jersey police agencies were among 75 agencies nationwide to receive federal grant for body-worn camera programs, part of more than $56 million in grants awarded by the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to enhance state and local law enforcement safety and … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Three New Jersey Police Agencies Receive Grants From U.S. Justice Department For Body-Worn Camera Programs

New Jersey News: New York Man, Rudolf Szoradi Admits Kidnapping, Interstate Domestic Violence

NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man today admitted assaulting and kidnapping an individual with whom he had a romantic relationship, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rudolf Szoradi, 50, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose J. Linares in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of kidnapping and interstate domestic … Continue reading New Jersey News: New York Man, Rudolf Szoradi Admits Kidnapping, Interstate Domestic Violence

New Jersey News: CAMDEN, Nineteen People Charged In Takedown Of Camden Drug Trafficking Organization

10 Arrests Made in Coordinated Takedown by Federal and State Law Enforcement; Eight Defendants At Large, One in Custody on State Charges CAMDEN, N.J. – Nineteen people were charged today for their roles in a conspiracy to sell significant amounts of illegal drugs in Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. A complaint unsealed today charges … Continue reading New Jersey News: CAMDEN, Nineteen People Charged In Takedown Of Camden Drug Trafficking Organization

New Jersey News: Two Iranian Men Indicted For Deploying Ransomware To Extort Hospitals, Municipalities, And Public Institutions, Causing More Than $30 Million In Losses

NEWARK, N.J. – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury was unsealed today in Newark, charging Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, both of Iran, in a 34-month-long international computer hacking and extortion scheme involving the deployment of sophisticated ransomware, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey, … Continue reading New Jersey News: Two Iranian Men Indicted For Deploying Ransomware To Extort Hospitals, Municipalities, And Public Institutions, Causing More Than $30 Million In Losses

WASHINGTON | 2 Iranian hackers charged in US ransomware scheme

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says two Iranian computer hackers have been charged in connection with multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted U.S. government agencies and businesses. Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri were charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday in New Jersey. Prosecutors say the two men created ransomware that encrypted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 2 Iranian hackers charged in US ransomware scheme

New Jersey News: Member Of Camden, Karim Johnson, Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug Distribution

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for selling crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Karim Johnson, a/k/a “Chicky,” 39, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to … Continue reading New Jersey News: Member Of Camden, Karim Johnson, Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Drug Distribution