Ponzi schemer Weinstein admits new fraud charges

Convicted Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein, 39, of Lakewood, who was previously sentenced to 22 years in prison for running a real estate investment fraud scheme that caused $200 million in losses, today admitted that he also defrauded investors in connection with the Facebook IPO and several additional real estate deals and then laundered the proceeds of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.  

Weinstein pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to three counts of an indictment pending against him: one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of committing wire fraud while on pretrial release, and one count of money laundering.

Ponzi schemer Weinstein admits new fraud charges