Ricky Marter, 51, his wife Donna Marter, 48, both of Tennent Road in Manalapan and Christine Bradach, 45, of Freehold Township, were arrested this week following their indictments on Monday on insurance fraud charges, according to a statement issued by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Ricky Marter was employed by the County of Monmouth as a supervising detention officer at the Monmouth County Youth Detention Center (YDC) in January 2010 when he claims to have slipped on water on the floor of the detention center – hitting his head and elbow as he fell. As a result of the slip-and-fall, Ricky Marter filed for workers’ compensation benefits and subsequently filed for an accidental disability pension with the State of New Jersey, claiming permanent and total disability as a result of his fall.admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Freehold, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Christine Bradach, Donna Marter, Insurance Fraud, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Ricky Marter | Comments Off on Youth Detention Guard, his wife and one other busted in Workers Comp scheme
Cousin of elder victim is charged
Brian Farmer, 58, of John St in Long Branch has been charged with the strangulation murders of his cousin, Joan Colbert and her 10 year old foster daughter Veronica Roach. Farmer also faces child pornography charges in connection with the 10 year old girl, according to a statement by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Prosecutor’s office has confirmed that the defendant is the the same Brain R. Farmer, 58 of Long Branch, who is a registered sex offender convicted of aggravated assault in 1996.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Long Branch Police Department was launched after Colbert and Roach were found in their first floor apartment at 61 Lippincott Ave. on August 1, 2014. Long Branch police responded to the home around 5:22 p.m. following a report of suspicious circumstances at the address.
A 13-day investigation revealed Farmer was at the home on July 30, where he was discovered by Colbert taking pornographic photographs of the 10-year-old girl. A confrontation ensued ending with Farmer killing Colbert and the girl. Farmer then fled the scene of his crimes.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County Prosecutor, News | Tags: Brian Farmer, Brian R Farmer, Crime, Dr. Diane Karluk, Long Branch, Long Branch Double Murder, Long Branch Murder, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office | 2 Comments »
Dwayne Horner of Little Elm, Texas was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury yesterday. Horner was the campaign manager for Leigh-Ann Bellew of Union Beach in the 2013 Republican Primary challenge to State Senator Joe Kyrillos.
A copy of the indictment can be found here.
At 4am on June 4, 2013, Republican voters in the 13th legislative district of New Jersey were awakened by a robo call purporting to be from the campaign of Kyrillos and his running mates, Assembly Members Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon. The caller, allegedly Horner, said they were reminding voters that they still had four hours to get to the polls, as if the call was being make at 4pm.
The indictment charges that Horner impersonated another person or organization for the purpose of obtaining a benefit for himself or another or for the purpose of injuring or defrauding another. The fourth degree crime has a potential sentence of 18 months in state prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
MMM could not find a current phone number for Horner. Bellew could not be reached for comment.
O’Scanlon said,“I’m glad to see that this matter was taken seriously and did not slip through the cracks. Those who would play these types of desperate games during campaigns need to know that there are consequences and they will be mete. It is hard enough to get eligible candidates interested in running without the threat of these juvenile type pranks. This indictment will hopefully be a message to anyone who would attempt it in the future – grow up.”
Kyrillos declined to comment.
UPDATED BELOW THE FOLDArt Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2013 Election, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Monmouth County | Tags: 13th legislative district, 4am robocall, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Barbara Gonzalez, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Dwayne Horner, Identity Theft, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Monmouth County Prosecutor | 3 Comments »
William Nagle of Sea Bright got a certificate of occupancy for his Center Street apartment on December 29th, yet continued to charge FEMA for 68 nights of hotel stays from January 14 through March 23, according to charges filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Nagle was arrested and charged Wednesday with third degree Theft by Deception for defrauding FEMA of more than $12,000 in Transitional Aid Housing.
“Being a victim does not open the door to defraud the government in times of need. We can all pull together in times of crisis to help one another, but that combined effort to aid and assist comes with the understanding that no one will take advantage of the situation,” Acting Prosecutor Christopher J Gramiccioni said.Art Gallagher | Filed under: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Sea Bright, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Christoper Gramicconi, FEMA, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Sea Bright, Transitional Housing Assistance, William Nagle | 6 Comments »
(FREEHOLD) A Manalapan music teacher is charged with sexual assault after investigators learned he was spanking a music student for his own sexual gratification over the past few months, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Frank W. Diliberto, Jr., 60, of Winthrop Drive in Manalapan, a guitar teacher at Musician’s Workshop on Route 9, was arrested Thursday evening and charged with Sexual Assault of a child under 13 and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both second degree offenses.
Diliberto is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $200,000 bail with no 10 percent option as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David F. Bauman, P.J.C. Dilberto was also ordered to have no contact with his victim and he cannot return to the scene of the alleged crime.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detectives Dominick Donatelli, Jr. or Kevin Schmidt of the Manalapan Township Police Department at 732-446-4300 or Detective Patrick O’Connell of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 ext. 2941.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.Posted: May 10th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County Prosecutor, Press Release | Tags: Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Frank W. Diliberto, Manalapan, Manalapan Police Dept, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Musician's Workshop, Press Release, spanking, Spanking for sexual gratification | 2 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Last November I wrote Strange Justice, a piece about my observations of the criminal sentencings of former Brookdale Community Community College President Peter Burnham and former Eatontown Detective Philip Emanulle.
Both men were charged with Official Misconduct. Burnham pled guilty to the Official Misconduct Charge and to Theft. He charged $24,000 on the college’s credit cards for personal expenses over an eight year period and used a $20,000 federal grant for his son’s tuition at Monmouth University for personal use after Brookdale had already paid the tuition. In addition to Official Misconduct, Emanuelle was charged with Sexual Assault, Criminal Coercion and Tampering with Evidence. The Sexual Assault and Official Misconduct charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Emanuelle pled guilty to Coercion and Tampering. Emanulle got five years probation. Burnham was sentenced to five years in prison with the stipulation that he serve at least two years before he is eligible for release.
Burnham is in State Prison now. A mutual friend tells me prison has not been easy for Burnham. That is an understatement. It hasn’t been easy for his family either. Burnham had already lost his job and pension. What was unexpected by his family is that he also lost his Social Security Benefits as a result of his conviction.
On January 8, Marlboro resident Mark Trawinski was sentenced to five months in prison for tax evasion. Between 2002 and 2008, Trawinski didn’t pay the employment taxes withheld from his employees wages or the business’s employment taxes. He beat the government for $713,759 and used the money in part to purchase a $1 million home in Florida that he tried to hide from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the IRS. In addition to his five months in prison, after Trawinski is released this spring he will be confined to his home for five months and he will undergo three years of supervised release. He must also pay back the $713,759 to the IRS.
Why is Burnham doing two years hard time for stealing $44,000 while Emanulle got off with probation for Sexual Assault and and Trawinski got five months for stealing $713,759? Official Misconduct.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Crime, Hurricane Sandy, Law Enforcement, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Peter Burnham, Philip Emmanuelle | Tags: Brookdale Community College, Christopher Gramiccioni, Matheu D Nunn, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey's Official Miscondut Statute, Official Misconduct, Peter Burnham, Philip Emanuelle, Strange Justice | 3 Comments »