Craig Carpenito

New Jersey News: TRENTON, Mark Dropala, Training Agent Admits Selling False OSHA Training Cards

TRENTON, N.J. – A certified Occupation Safety and Health Administration training agent today admitted submitting false reports and selling fraudulent training cards to carpenters to improperly establish that they were certified in safety standards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mark Dropala, 42, of Middle Village, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti … Continue reading New Jersey News: TRENTON, Mark Dropala, Training Agent Admits Selling False OSHA Training Cards

WASHINGTON News: New Jersey Residential Loan Company Agrees To Settle Claim It Unlawfully Foreclosed Upon Servicemembers’ Homes Without Obtaining Required Court Orders

WASHINGTON –The Justice Department today announced that PHH Mortgage Corporation (PHH) has agreed to pay $750,000 to six servicemembers to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by unlawfully foreclosing on their homes without obtaining the required court orders. “The brave men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: New Jersey Residential Loan Company Agrees To Settle Claim It Unlawfully Foreclosed Upon Servicemembers’ Homes Without Obtaining Required Court Orders

New Jersey News: Middlesex County, Amit Govil, CPA Admits Filing False Tax Return

NEWARK, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, certified public accountant today admitted that he underreported his income on his personal tax return, avoiding paying more than $672,000 in taxes, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Amit Govil, 58, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal … Continue reading New Jersey News: Middlesex County, Amit Govil, CPA Admits Filing False Tax Return

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Two Ukrainian Nationals Indicted in Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Hacking and Trading Scheme Involved Theft of Thousands of ‘EDGAR’ Filings, Including Draft Earnings Reports of Publicly Traded Companies before Reports were Made Public NEWARK, N.J. – Two Ukrainian men have been charged for their roles in a large-scale, international conspiracy to hack into the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) computer systems and profit by … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Two Ukrainian Nationals Indicted in Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Matthew Torres Charged With Conspiring To Violate Civil Rights

NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson, New Jersey, police officer was arrested today and charged with violating the civil rights of a driver and passenger during a motor vehicle stop, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Police Officer Matthew Torres, 30, of Paterson, was arrested by federal agents this morning and charged by complaint with … Continue reading New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Matthew Torres Charged With Conspiring To Violate Civil Rights

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