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NJ Diving School Owner Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud

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Haddon Heights NJ, the president and CEO of a commercial diving school was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the school and its students, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Former Inmate Admits Role in Scheme to Use Drones to Smuggle Contraband into Fort Dix Federal Prison

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Linden NJ, A Union County, man today admitted his role in a scheme to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Former Sales Representative from Westwood Admits Role in Compounding Prescription Drug Scheme

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Westwood NJ, A former sales representative today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud New Jersey state health benefits programs, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Scott Shekitka, 42, formerly of Westwood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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North Jersey Man and His Federal Safety and Health Officer Brother Admit Extortion Plot

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Nutley NJ, an Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted to conspiring to extort multiple general contractors of approximately $14,000 by using his brother’s position as a compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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Three Passaic County Men Charged in Scheme to Extort Increased Fees for Moving Services

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Paterson NJ, Three Passaic County, New Jersey, men have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a scheme to extort increased fees for moving services from vulnerable customers, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

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Union County Man Arrested by Nebraska State Patrol Officers Charged with Bank Robbery and Armed Convenience Store Robberies

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TRENTON NJ, a Union County, New Jersey, man has been charged in connection with his commission of a string of robberies in New Jersey, including a bank robbery and two armed robberies of convenience stores, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

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