Thursday, January 24, 2013
An Egg Harbor Township couple is also charged with money laundering.
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Thursday, January 24
Ten people, including six from Atlantic County, have been indicted for their part in an alleged $3 million mail and wire fraud conspiracy involving time share mortgages, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Thursday morning, Jan. 24. The six people from Atlantic County included: Adam Lacerda, 28, and his wife, Ashley R. Lacerda, 32, of Egg Harbor Township; Ian Resnick, 37, of Absecon; Steven Cox, 48, of Ventnor City; Francis Santore, 52, of Northfield; and Joseph Diventi, 32, of Somers Point. The other four who were indicted were: Alfred Giordano, 32, of Hurry County, S.C.; Brian Corley, 27, of Little River, S.C.; Joseph Saxon, 38, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and Genevieve Manzoni, 46, of Lake Worth, Fla. Resnick, Saxon and Manzoni …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Jamir Harmon previously plead guilty to distribution of between 100 and 400 grams of the drug.
An Atlantic City man who previously plead guilty to distributing between 100 and 400 grams of heroin was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Thursday, Oct. 25. Jamir Harmon, 21, previously plead guilty to his role in a statewide heroin ring, Fishman said. FBI Special Agents and members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office provided audio evidence of Harmon's role in the ring, connected with the Jamil Reid Organization, Fishman said. The agents overheard Harmon speaking with co-conspirators, agreeing to deliver the heroin to others, to collect money from others for heroin and to purchase the narcotic, Fishman said. They then witnessed Harmon meeting with co-…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Ronnie Ruffin faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A Camden County man admitted to withholding information concerning a home invasion and kidnapping that led to the death of an Atlantic City woman, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2. Ronnie Ruffin, 43, of Lindenwold, plead guilty to Information charging him with one count of misprison of a felony, Fishman said. He faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine, Fishman said. Sentencing is Jan. 10, 2013. According to Fishman, Ruffin learned of the incident on March 26, 2011. He learned that Nadirah Ruffin (no relation) was kidnapped from her home in Atlantic City, driven to Philadelphia, shot and killed, Fishman said. Her body was found in the Schuykill River on April 19, 2011, Fishman said. Ronnie …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The robberies took place in Atlantic City and Ventnor.
An Atlantic County man plead guilty to bank robberies in Atlantic City and Ventnor, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The robberies took place on Jan. 12 of this year. Larry Patrick Kearns, 45, of Landisville, plead guilty to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Atlantic City and a Sun National Bank in Ventnor in Camden federal court, Fishman said. The total amount involved in the robberies was $1,480. Kearns now faces potential penalties of 20 years in prison and fines of $250,000 for each charge he plead guilty to. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 20, Fishman said. According to statements made in court and documents filed in the case, Kearns first entered the Wells Fargo Bank, where he approached a bank teller, …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Jamir Harmon plead guilty one day after eight men were indicted as part of a heroin distribution ring.
One day after eight New Jersey men were indicted for heroin distribution in southern New Jersey, an Atlantic City man with a connection to that group plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute the drug, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Wednesday afternoon, July 11. Jamir Harmon, 21, was not one of the eight men named in the indictment released on Tuesday, July 10. However, on Wednesday, he plead guilty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute at least 100 grams but less than 400 grams of heroin, Fishman said, adding that he had been charged in a previous complaint. Harmon admitted to conspiring with members of the Jamal Reid Organization after his phone was tapped by FBI Special Agents under the …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Brian Killion faces life in prison for transporting a minor across state lines for illegal sexual activity.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A copy of Killion's previous indictment from April 19, 2011 is attached to the post. Caution should be taken when reading the document as the details are extremely graphic in nature. An Absecon man was indicted with two counts of manufacturing child pornography, one count of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in illegal sexual activity and one count of possession of child pornography by a federal grand jury in Camden, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday, June 26. Brian Killion, 39, faces the possibility of life in prison for transporting a minor across state lines. He has previously been charged with one count of manufacturing child pornography in April of 2011, and with 50 counts, including …
Friday, June 8, 2012
William Plyler robbed banks in Margate and Absecon in 2010.
A Ventnor City man was sentenced to 46 months in prison and $6,695 in restitution on Friday, June 8 for two bank robberies in two weeks back in 2010, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Friday afternoon. William F. Plyler, 33, previously plead guilty to robbing Ocean City Home Bank in Margate on July 23, 2010, and then robbing The Bank in Absecon on Aug. 5, 2010, on an Information charging him with two counts of bank robbery, according to Fishman. According to documents filed in the case, and statements made in court, Plyler walked into each bank and pointed his finger at the bank teller as he demanded money, then fled on foot once he was handed the money in each instance. Fishman credited FBI Special Agents under the direction of …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Eric Reilly was charged with conspiracy in the $2.4 million scheme.
A Galloway Township man was among 16 people charged for their alleged roles in a massive mail fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday, April 17. Eric Reilly, 33, was among seven people charged with conspiracy in a $2.4 million mail fraud scheme involving time share mortgages, according to Fishman. Nine additional people were arrested in Southern New Jersey on Tuesday. Reilly is one of seven who will have initial court appearances in other states, including Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, and the Virgin Islands before returning to New Jersey to face charges from the complaints unsealed Tuesday, Fishman said. Those arrested were to appear in Camden federal court. It was not clear where Reilly was arrested. The …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Frank Dominico served as treasurer and president with the company in Galloway from 2004-2009, and was indicted for false tax filing to the tune of $2.5 million.
A Linwood man who was president of General Glass Equipment Company in Galloway Township was arrested at his home by IRS agents Wednesday morning, Aug. 10, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Frank Dominico, 65, was indicted by a grand jury on five counts of filing false income tax returns from 2004 to 2009. Dominico was scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Noel. L. Hillman for arraignment Wednesday afternoon in a Camden federal court. According to the indictment, Dominico was employed by General Glass Equipment Company in Galloway from 1971 to 2009. In 2004, he was promoted to treasurer, and in 2008, he became president, and served in that capacity until 2009. During this period, Dominico was responsible for all accounting …