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.
A 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 deemed a flight risk and was ordered held without bail. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.
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.
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.
A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee has admitted to committing fraud by pocketing over $650,000 in workers compensation payments for an on-the-job slip and fall she falsely claimed disabled her, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.
Janeide Chillis of Irvington pleaded guilty in exchange for leniency for committing fraud to obtain workers’ compensation and making false statements. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 10, 2020. Attorney information wasn’t available.