The numbers were staggering by any measure. More than 160 million credit card numbers were stolen. According to federal prosecutors, the losses were in excess of $311 million. And at least 17 large financial institutions, retailers and other entities that processed credit card transactions were hacked in an audacious and complex operation that operated under the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: Cyber Theft, cybercrime, Dmitriy Smilianets, New Jersey, news, U.S. Attorney, Vladimir Drinkman | Comments Off on Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history
Elizabeth Honig, 52, of the Morganville section of Marlboro Township, pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing $2.8 million from a Veterans Administration program designed to help veterans find employment, according to a statement by Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.
Honig enrolled 182 veterans to receive federal funding to attend Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VARP) courses at Computer Insight Learning Center, an Eatontown company that she owns. The vast majority of the veterans were either not eligible for the training or did not attend at all. She collected $750 per month fees from the vets, and collected approximately $1.3 million from them of the $2,831,455 that the federal government distributed for tuition. She allowed the vets to keep the rest of the money paid to them by the VA.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick, Computer Insight Learning Center, Eatontown, Elizabeth Honig, Marlboro, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney | 7 Comments »
Brian Unger, a former Long Branch Councilman who during his colorful career in Monmouth County politics ran for Mayor of Long Branch, Freeholder and State Senate, admitted in U.S. District Court that he collected over $82,000 of Social Security benefits paid to his wife for four years after she died.
Unger was released on an unsecured bond of $50,000 after pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on January 18, 2017.admin | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: Brian Unger, Crime, Monmouth County News, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Judge Freda Wolfson, University of Puerto Rico | Comments Off on Brian Unger, Former Long Branch Councilman, Collected His Dead Wife’s Social Security Benefits
NEWTON, Iowa — Despite being reelected in a landslide, Gov. Chris Christie told a lunchtime crowd at an Iowa town hall Wednesday that serving as a U.S. Attorney was actually “the best job I’ve ever had.” With 102 days and 6 hours left before the crucial GOP Iowa Caucus, Christie also told those assembled to focus… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 23rd, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, Iowa, U.S. Attorney | Comments Off on Christie: Prosecutor, not governor, ‘best job I ever had’
Federal prosecutors have widened their investigation into the relationship between Governor Chris Christie’s office and his 2013 reelection campaign, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal.
WSJ reports that U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office has subpoenaed documents related to government meetings that Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop claims were canceled after he declined to endorse Christie’s reelection.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Paul Fishman, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Mark Sokolich, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Steve Fulop, U.S., U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, Wall Street Journal, WSJ | 1 Comment »
Lucas has been indicted on 11 counts including wire fraud, loan application fraud, illegal monetary transaction, false statements to the IRS, aggravated identity theft, obstruction of a grand jury investigation and falsification of records in a federal investigation.
The charges are for alleged actions in connection with Lucas’s purchase of Burke Farm. No charges were made in connection of the sale of the development rights to the farm to the government’s Open Space Program, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
Lucas is being represented by Mario F. Gallucci of Helbock, Nappa and Gulluci, a Staten Island, NY law firm.
The U. S. Attorney’s statement says:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Manalapan | Tags: Andrew Lucas, Andrew Lucas arrested, Burke Farm, FBI, FBi Red Bank Office, Lucas Farm, Manalapan, Manalapan Township Commitee, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 26 Comments »
PolitickerNJ is reporting that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has issued subpoenas for documents to the Christie for Governor reelection campaign and the New Jersey State Republican Committee.
Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, Mark Sheridan, Patton Boggs, Subpoena, U.S. Attorney | Comments Off on U.S. Attorney’s Office Subpoenas Christie’s Reelection Campaign and State GOP
“Patton Boggs has been retained to represent the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee in connection with investigations being conducted by the US Attorney’s Office and the legislative committee,” said Patton Boggs attorney, Mark Sheridan.
“We can confirm that the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee received subpoenas for documents from the U.S. Attorney’s office, in addition to the subpoena the campaign previously received from the state legislative committee. All three subpoenas focus on the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge. The campaign and the state party intend to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the state legislative committee and will respond to the subpoenas accordingly.”