Gregory W. Ehrie

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Restructuring Of U.S. Attorney’s Office Leads To Significant Results In First Year

District of New Jersey sees Increase in Prosecutions of both Violent and White Collar Crime NEWARK, N.J. – One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65 percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Restructuring Of U.S. Attorney’s Office Leads To Significant Results In First Year

New Jersey News: Newark Man, Jamar Battle Convicted of Firearms Offense in Connection with Shooting of 5-Year-Old Girl

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man, previously convicted in state court of six felonies, was found guilty in federal court today of being a felon in possession of a handgun, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jamar Battle, 31, was convicted after a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark of one … Continue reading New Jersey News: Newark Man, Jamar Battle Convicted of Firearms Offense in Connection with Shooting of 5-Year-Old Girl

New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Roger Then Admits Concealing Civil Rights Crime In Connection With Another Officer’s Assault Of Attempted Suicide Victim

NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer today admitted concealing the assault of an attempted suicide victim by another police officer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Police Officer Roger Then, 29, of Paterson, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court … Continue reading New Jersey News: Paterson Police Officer, Roger Then Admits Concealing Civil Rights Crime In Connection With Another Officer’s Assault Of Attempted Suicide Victim

New Jersey News: Atlantic County, Diane Sylvia, Therapist Charged With Assault-For-Hire Plot

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Somers Point, New Jersey, woman has been charged with planning the assault of a North Attleboro, Massachusetts, man, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Diane Sylvia, 58, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. She is scheduled to appear today before U.S. … Continue reading New Jersey News: Atlantic County, Diane Sylvia, Therapist Charged With Assault-For-Hire Plot

New Jersey News: NEWARK, U.S. Attorney’s Office And Law Enforcement Partners Seize 352 Firearms In Fiscal Year 2018

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today that the District of New Jersey seized 352 firearms as part of criminal prosecutions in Fiscal Year 2018. The District of New Jersey worked jointly with its law enforcement partners, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, U.S. Attorney’s Office And Law Enforcement Partners Seize 352 Firearms In Fiscal Year 2018

New Jersey News: Mercer County Man, Rodney Day Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Armed Robbery Spree Of Electronics Stores In New Jersey And Pennsylvania

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Trenton, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for robbing Metro PCS stores in Willingboro, New Jersey, Lumberton, New Jersey, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, in September and October 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rodney Day, 27, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to … Continue reading New Jersey News: Mercer County Man, Rodney Day Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Armed Robbery Spree Of Electronics Stores In New Jersey And Pennsylvania

New Jersey News: Union County Man, Roy Depack Sentenced To 45 Months In Prison For Interstate Theft Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – An Elizabeth, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 45 months in prison for operating a scheme to fraudulently obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in commercial and residential merchandise from various companies, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Roy Depack, a/k/a “Ray Depack,” a/k/a “Roy Soriano,” a/k/a “John Soriano,” 44, previously pleaded … Continue reading New Jersey News: Union County Man, Roy Depack Sentenced To 45 Months In Prison For Interstate Theft Scheme

New Jersey News: Union County, James Farinella Admits To Scheme To Manipulate Microcap Stock By Touting A “Wellness Social Community For People And Their Pets”

TRENTON, N.J. – The owner of a purported business consulting firm today admitted operating a $1.1 million scheme that artificially inflated the stock price of a publicly traded company he controlled, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. James Farinella, 52, of Springfield, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal … Continue reading New Jersey News: Union County, James Farinella Admits To Scheme To Manipulate Microcap Stock By Touting A “Wellness Social Community For People And Their Pets”

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Bank CEO, Financier, And Business Owner Indicted For Regulatory And Bank Fraud

NEWARK, N.J. – The former CEO of First State Bank, a financier, and a New Jersey business owner were indicted today by a federal grand jury for their roles in an elaborate scheme to deceive the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and to deceive and defraud the now defunct First State Bank (FSB), formerly located … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Bank CEO, Financier, And Business Owner Indicted For Regulatory And Bank Fraud

New Jersey News: TRENTON, Twenty-Seven Defendants Charged In Takedown Of Violent Trenton Drug Trafficking Gang

12 Arrests Made in Coordinated Takedown by Federal and State Law Enforcement; Four Defendants At-Large, Remaining 10 Defendants Already in Custody TRENTON, N.J. – Federal criminal charges were filed against 27 individuals who used violence as part of a conspiracy to distribute significant quantities of heroin and other narcotics in Trenton and whose members possessed … Continue reading New Jersey News: TRENTON, Twenty-Seven Defendants Charged In Takedown Of Violent Trenton Drug Trafficking Gang

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Treasurer For Newark Mayor Election Campaign Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Embezzling Over $220,000

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for embezzling more than $220,000 in campaign funds while serving as the treasurer for a Newark mayoral campaign, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Frederick Murphy Jr., 56, of Bloomfield, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Treasurer For Newark Mayor Election Campaign Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Embezzling Over $220,000

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Three More Men Charged With Interstate Transport Of $2.3 Million Of Stolen Perfume

NEWARK, N.J. – Three more Florida men have been charged for their alleged roles in transporting $2.3 million worth of stolen perfume products out of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Juan Crespo, 41, of Homestead, Florida, and Felix Castillo, 45, and Asnay Fernandez, 28, both of Hialeah, Florida, were each charged by complaint … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Three More Men Charged With Interstate Transport Of $2.3 Million Of Stolen Perfume

New York News: Jersey City Police Officer, Juan Berrios Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Accept Corrupt Payments

NEWARK, N.Y. – A Jersey City police officer was sentenced today to 23 months in prison for accepting corrupt payments in exchange for helping employers operate at worksites without the required presence of an off-duty police officer, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Juan Berrios, 42, of Rahway, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District … Continue reading New York News: Jersey City Police Officer, Juan Berrios Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Accept Corrupt Payments

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Carnell Baskerville, Contractor Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Stealing From Paterson Municipal Utilities Authority And Jersey City Childhood Development Centers

NEWARK, N.J. – A Linden, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for conspiring with officials at the Paterson Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) and the Jersey City Childhood Development Centers Inc. (JCCDC) to fraudulently obtain payments for services he never provided, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Carnell Baskerville, 51, previously pleaded … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Carnell Baskerville, Contractor Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Stealing From Paterson Municipal Utilities Authority And Jersey City Childhood Development Centers

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Billy A. Donnerstag, Former Middlesex Borough Fire Inspector Sentenced To 34 Months In Prison For Conspiring To Commit Strongarm Extortion

NEWARK, N.J. – A former fire inspector for Middlesex Borough and other New Jersey municipalities was sentenced today to 34 months in prison for conspiring with another person to commit a strongarm extortion, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Billy A. Donnerstag, 50, of Hackettstown, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Billy A. Donnerstag, Former Middlesex Borough Fire Inspector Sentenced To 34 Months In Prison For Conspiring To Commit Strongarm Extortion

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Kevin Leondi, Former U.S. Army Employee At Picatinny Arsenal Admits Receiving Bribes And Directing Kickbacks

NEWARK, N.J. – A Pennsylvania man admitted today that he abused his position as an employee of the U.S. Army Contracting Command New Jersey (ACC-NJ) in connection with his role in two conspiracies in construction projects at Picatinny Arsenal (PICA) and at Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst (Ft. Dix), U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kevin Leondi, … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Kevin Leondi, Former U.S. Army Employee At Picatinny Arsenal Admits Receiving Bribes And Directing Kickbacks

New Jersey News: California Man, Edwin Garcia Cambero Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Role In Cross-Country Conspiracy To Distribute More Than Five Kilograms Of Cocaine

NEWARK, N.J. – A Riverside, California, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to transport more than five kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edwin Garcia Cambero, 26, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to an … Continue reading New Jersey News: California Man, Edwin Garcia Cambero Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Role In Cross-Country Conspiracy To Distribute More Than Five Kilograms Of Cocaine

New Jersey News: Atlantic City Police Officer, Sterling Wheaten Charged with Civil Rights and Other Offenses

CAMDEN, N.J. – A federal grand jury has indicted an Atlantic City police officer for multiple offenses arising from an assault outside the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in June 2013, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. In an indictment returned Oct. 10, 2018, and unsealed today, Sterling Wheaten, 34, of Mays Landing, New Jersey, was charged … Continue reading New Jersey News: Atlantic City Police Officer, Sterling Wheaten Charged with Civil Rights and Other Offenses

New Jersey News: New Jersey Resident, Joseph Brodie Convicted of Threatening to Murder Congressman, Staff

CAMDEN, N.J.– A New Jersey resident was convicted by a federal jury today of two counts of threatening to murder U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo and members of the congressman’s staff, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Joseph Brodie, 39, of Millville, New Jersey, was convicted in Camden federal court following a seven-day trial on two counts … Continue reading New Jersey News: New Jersey Resident, Joseph Brodie Convicted of Threatening to Murder Congressman, Staff

New Jersey News: South Jersey Man, Nathan L. Wallace Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Stealing Car, Robbing Three Banks

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Vineland, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for stealing a car and using it as part of a South Jersey bank robbery spree in September and October 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nathan L. Wallace, 29, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie … Continue reading New Jersey News: South Jersey Man, Nathan L. Wallace Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Stealing Car, Robbing Three Banks

New Jersey News: Jersey City Police Officer, James Cardinali Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud

NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City police officer was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for participating in a conspiracy to defraud Jersey City by obtaining compensation for off-duty work that they did not perform, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. James Cardinali, 38, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. … Continue reading New Jersey News: Jersey City Police Officer, James Cardinali Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Senior VP Of Demolition Company Admits Taking $340,000 In Bribes To Steer Contracts To Cinelli Iron & Metal Co.

NEWARK, N.J. – A former senior vice president of a national demolition company today admitted accepting $341,052 from the chief executive officer and from the president of a scrap metal company to steer business to them, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Frank Aiello, 53, of Wyckoff, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Former Senior VP Of Demolition Company Admits Taking $340,000 In Bribes To Steer Contracts To Cinelli Iron & Metal Co.

New Jersey News: Pennsylvania Man, Jeremy Hare Admits Defrauding Lending Company Out Of More Than $400,000

CAMDEN, N.J. – The president of a staffing company today admitted defrauding a commercial finance lending company out of more than $400,000, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeremy Hare, 47, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging him with wire fraud. According … Continue reading New Jersey News: Pennsylvania Man, Jeremy Hare Admits Defrauding Lending Company Out Of More Than $400,000

New Jersey News: Hudson County Woman, Lizaida Camis Charged With Using U.S. Mails To Promote Voter Bribery Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey woman was arrested and charged today for promoting a voter bribery scheme by use of the U.S. mail, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Lizaida Camis, 55, of Hoboken, is charged by complaint with a violation of the Travel Act for causing the mails to be used to … Continue reading New Jersey News: Hudson County Woman, Lizaida Camis Charged With Using U.S. Mails To Promote Voter Bribery Scheme

New Jersey News: Former Jersey City Police Officer, Anthony Iannicco Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Accept Corrupt Payments

NEWARK, N.J. – A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced today to 23 months in prison for accepting approximately $55,000 in corrupt payments in exchange for helping employers operate at worksites without the required presence of an off-duty police officer and for helping a police officer obtain compensation for off-duty work he did not … Continue reading New Jersey News: Former Jersey City Police Officer, Anthony Iannicco Sentenced To 23 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Accept Corrupt Payments

New York News: Brooklyn, Bloods Gang Members Arrested for Opioid Distribution Conspiracy on Staten Island

Two Defendants Linked to Fatal Overdose – Second Overdose Victim Revived by Medics Brooklyn, N.Y. – A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Keith Wyche, Allen O’Neil and Kyron Graham, alleged members of the Bloods street gang, with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Bloods Gang Members Arrested for Opioid Distribution Conspiracy on Staten Island