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fred-moon-ofBf15Ps_0k-unsplash-300x200In January of this year, a man was subjected to a search and seizure while driving in Camden County, New Jersey. His car was seized by the authorities along with money he had in a bag inside the vehicle that amounted to $43,000. The driver is now suing the Camden County Police Department to get his property back.

According to the driver’s account, he was pulled over by two Camden County Police Department officers who asked to search his car. They allegedly didn’t indicate the reason for the search. The owner, seeing nothing wrong with the request, agreed to the search. He informed the officers beforehand that he had about $43,000 in a bag inside the car that was from his clothing business. He reportedly claimed the money was revenue he collected over a few months from his enterprise that he was using to buy real estate property.

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pexels-john-guccione-wwwadvergroupcom-3531895-300x200New Jersey received a near-failing grade for its civil asset forfeiture laws in a new report by a public interest law firm that examines how every state in the U.S. addresses civil forfeiture.

The Institute for Justice recently published the third edition of its “Policing for Profit” report, a document that analyses civil forfeiture policies across the US and gives each state a scorecard based on how favorable its laws are for property owners.

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pexels-pixabay-259132-300x225A man from Sussex County, New Jersey, is accused of fraudulently obtaining a loan of over $5 million from a federal COVID-19 relief program meant to help American businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Azhar Sarwar Rana, 30, of Newton, New Jersey, is charged with one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. He was considered a flight risk and was ordered held without bail. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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scott-rodgerson-owZA77rRAic-unsplash-300x200A German man has been indicted in New Jersey for his alleged involvement in a massive mail fraud scheme targeting elderly and vulnerable victims with fraudulent solicitations from psychics.

The indictment charges Georg Ingenbleek, 54, of Germany with four counts of money laundering, two counts of mail fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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thermometer-headache-pain-pills-139398-300x200Three individuals were indicted in New Jersey on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a $6 million prescription fraud scheme that targeted state healthcare plans in South Jersey.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced a 33-count indictment against Dr. Brian Sokalsky, 42, of Margate; Vincent Tornari, 46, of Linwood; and Ashley Lyons-Valenti, 63, of Swedesboro, for their role in conspiracy schemes to receive kickback payments for medically unnecessary compounded medications. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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