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Federal Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 12 items )  

CFTC Charges Traders at Major U.S. Bank With Manipulating the Precious Metals Futures Markets
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Michael Nowak, of New Jersey, and Gregg Smith, of New York, charging them with spoofing, engaging in a manipulative and deceptive scheme, and attempting to manipulate prices in the precious metals futures markets while employed a  more

Delaware River Basin Commission Awarded Two Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund Grants
WEST TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 19 -- The Delaware River Basin Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Grants will Support Commission Water Quality and Flow Management Work * * * DRBC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two grants through the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund to support projects that will enhance our understanding of how flow management regimes in the Upper Delaware River affect habitat and will further the development of the commission's eutroph  more

DLA: Employees Set New High in Fight Against Hunger
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees donated a record-high amount of pasta, soup and other foods during the Feds Feed Families food drive to help fight hunger in Philadelphia. Employees provided 4,279 pounds of food according to the Sept. 13 official weigh-in, exceeding the organization's goal of 3,000 pounds, to Philabundance, a non-profit organization provi  more

Geoff Sanders Takes the Helm as Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science at Cape Cod National Seashore
WELLFLEET, Massachusetts, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: Superintendent Brian Carlstrom has announced the selection of Geoff Sanders as the Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science for Cape Cod National Seashore. Before his selection, Geoff served as the program manager for the Inventory and Monitoring Network for National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region based in Washington, DC. Geoff was born in Anna  more

Justice Department: Chinese Government Employee Charged in Manhattan Federal Court With Participating in Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain U.S. Visas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: The Department announced today the arrest of Zhongsan Liu, who was charged by complaint for his involvement in a conspiracy to fraudulently obtain U.S. visas for Chinese government employees. Liu was arrested today in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and presented this afternoon in Manhattan federal court before the U.S. Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang. "We welcome foreign students and researchers, including from Chin  more

N.J. Assemblywoman Carol Murphy Helps Delaware River Basin Commission Announce Delaware Basin Summer Photo Contest Winners
WEST TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- The Delaware River Basin Commission issued the following news release: * * * - ASW Murphy Presented Resolutions for the Winners at DRBC's Business Meeting * * * At the DRBC's third-quarter Business Meeting last week, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (NJ-7) presented Joint Legislative Resolutions from the State of New Jersey for the winners of the commission's 2019 Summer Delaware River Basin Photo Contest. Assemblywoman Murphy, a hobbyist photographer, was the  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: CEO of Limited Liability Company Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: The chief executive officer of a private equity investment firm today admitted he defrauded an investor of $1.35 million dollars, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Karl James, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an information that charged him with one count of wire fraud. According to documents f  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Employee at U.S. Military Base Admits to Accepting Bribes and Kickbacks
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A civilian employee of Picatinny Arsenal (PICA) and an employee of a defense contractor today admitted their roles in conspiring with others to receive bribes and other gratuities in return for assistance with the awarding of government contracts, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert Dombroski, 64, of Branchville, New Jersey, a high ranking civilian e  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Four People Charged $99M Scheme to Commit Health Care Fraud, Pay Kickbacks to Doctors, Their Employees
TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: Four people have been charged for their roles in conspiracies to commit health care fraud and wire fraud and to pay kickbacks to doctors and doctors' employees, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Alex Fleyshmakher, 33, of Morganville, New Jersey, was arrested this morning and will have his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Jud  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: New Jersey Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison For False Tax Filing
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A tax preparer from Bergen County, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for filing false federal income tax returns, stealing client refunds, and committing identity theft in connection with refunds stolen from a deceased taxpayer, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Wayne Dunich-Kolb, 54, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Jud  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Ohio Man Arrested For Orchestrating $10M Dollar Scheme to Defraud Health Care Benefit Programs
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: An Ohio man was arrested today for his role in a large-scale, multi-level marketing scheme to defraud private and federally funded health care benefit programs of at least $10 million through the submission of claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medications, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kent Courtheyn, 35, of Kent, Ohio, own  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Owner of Defense Contracting Firm Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Defrauding Defense Department
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Camden County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) by providing military equipment parts that were not what he had contracted to provide and illegally accessing technical information as a non-United States citizen, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Oben Cabalceta, 53, of Atco, Ne  more