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Arrested and/or Charged

Political Corruption

  • Moshe Altman, 39, of Monsey, NY, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & money laundering
  • Charlie Ammon, 33, of Lakewood, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Leona Beldini, 74, of Jersey City, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Peter Cammarano III, 32, of Hoboken, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Joseph Cardwell, 68, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with agreeing to offer bribe to public official
  • Joseph Castagna, 53, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Guy Catrillo, 54, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with attempted extortion under color of official right
  • Edward Cheatam, 61, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & attempted extortion
  • Dennis Elwell, 64, of Secaucus, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Itzak Friedlander, 41, of Union City, NJ, charged with money laundering conspiracy
  • Richard Greene, 45, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • John Guarini, 59, of Bayonne, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Shimon Haber, 34, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering conspiracy
  • Denis Jaslow, 46, of Wall, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Maher A. Khalil, 39, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & attempted extortion
  • James P. “Jimmy” King, 67, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Louis Manzo, 54, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Michael Manzo, 53, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Ronald Manzo, 65, of Bayonne, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Michael Schaffer, 58, of Hoboken, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Lori Serrano, 37, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Jack Shaw, 61, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • L. Harvey Smith, 60, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Anthony R. Suarez, 42, of Ridgefield, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Vincent Tabbachino, 68, of Fairview, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right & money laundering
  • Daniel M. Van Pelt, 44, of Waretown, NJ, charged with attempted extortion under color of official right
  • Mariano Vega, 59, of Jersey City, NJ, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Lavern Webb-Washington, 60, of Jersey City, charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right
  • Jeffrey Williamson, 57, of Lakewood, NJ, charged with attempted extortion under color of official right

For the charge of conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right and/or attempted extortion under color of official right, the maximum statutory penalties are 20 years in federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

For the charge of agreeing to offer a bribe payment to a public official, the maximum statutory penalties are 10 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

Money Laundering/Illegal Money Remitting

  • Eliahu Ben Haim, 58, of Long Branch, NJ, charged with money laundering.
  • Schmulik Cohen, 35, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering and illegal money transmitting.
  • Levi Deutsch, 37, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Yeshayahu Ehrental, 65, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering and illegal money transmitting.
  • Mordchai Fish, 56, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Yolie Gertner, 30, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • David S. Goldhirsh, 30, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Saul Kassin, 87, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Edmund Nahum, 56, of Deal, NJ, charged with money laundering.
  • Abe Pollack, 40, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Lavel Schwartz, 57, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Binyomin Spira, 28, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Naftoly Weber, 40, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering.
  • Arye Weiss, 34, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with money laundering and illegal money transmitting.

Human Organ Trafficking

  • Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum, 58, of Brooklyn, NY, charged with conspiracy to transport human organs

For the charge of conspiring to commit money laundering, the maximum statutory penalties are 20 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

For the charge of conspiring to conduct an illegal money transmitting business, the maximum statutory penalties are 5 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

For the charge of conspiring to transport human organs, the maximum statutory penalties are 5 years in Federal prison and a maximum statutory fine of $250,000.

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