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Blog Posts in July, 2015

  • New Jersey brothers plead guilty to insurance fraud

    Two New Jersey brothers pleaded guilty to an insurance fraud scheme on July 7. The brothers reportedly paid recruiters to bring in crash victims to chiropractic facilities that they owned. Additionally, the two brothers, ages 52 and 53, were accused of receiving kickbacks from a number of attorneys and certain medical providers after referring patients to those businesses. The April 2014 ...
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  • Woman sentenced to prison for bribing VA employee

    On July 13, a New Jersey woman was sentenced to spend 37 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to fraud charges in June. The woman was convicted for conspiracy to defraud the United States, bribing a public official and subscribing to false federal tax returns. According to prosecutors, the accused woman gave several bribes to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee in exchange for VA ...
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  • What is the purpose of bail?

    Many criminal cases in New Jersey will involve a defendant being ordered to post bail. Bail is an amount of money that is paid by a defendant in exchange for their release from custody pending a trial. The purpose of bail is to ensure that a defendant returns for future court appearances. There are some cases where a judge may decide that a defendant can be released from custody without posting ...
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  • The "pump and dump" investment scam

    White collar crimes can take many different forms. New Jersey residents who are wondering whether an activity falls into this category need to understand how it is defined. One investment scam that frequently arises is referred to as a "pump and dump". This occurs when a person or group of people who are investing in a particular stock promote it enthusiastically. They then sell it when the price ...
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  • Subway's Jared Fogle under investigation for child porn

    New Jersey residents may no longer see the face of Jared Fogle in their local Subway stores after federal authorities raided his home on July 7. The raid reportedly occurred two months after the authorities charged the former director of his foundation with production and possession of child pornography. The raid occurred at Fogle's home in Indiana. It appeared that a number of electronics were ...
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  • New Jersey DUI regulations and the strictest penalty states

    New Jersey was among neither the strictest nor the most lenient states with regard to DUI penalties, according to a study by WalletHub. Incidents of driving while intoxicated or while under the influence caused approximately 31 percent of motor vehicle deaths in 2012. The government estimates that drunk driving costs all 50 states approximately $60 billion in economic losses each year. The ...
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  • Supreme Court says career criminal law is too vague

    A New Jersey resident who is repeatedly convicted of federal violent felony charges could receive a longer prison term under the Armed Career Criminal Act. However, a recent Supreme Court decision could make it more difficult for prosecutors to label someone a career criminal. On June 26, the Supreme Court decided to eliminate a catchall phrase from the Armed Career Criminal Act that was found to ...
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