Newark Watershed Contractor Fesses Up to Conspiracy

A West Orange man who was the sole proprietor of two companies that purportedly provided printing and digital marketing services to the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) today admitted his role in a conspiracy to fraudulently bill the NWCDC for more than $110,000 for work that was never performed, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Kevin Gleaton, 52, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose Linares in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud with Donald Bernard, Sr., Linda Watkins Brashear, and others, to defraud the NWCDC of money and property and one count of misuse of Social Security numbers in connection with personal bankruptcy proceedings.