Feds Charge Indian National With Abusive Sexual Contact

Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, not Devender Singh

Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, not Devender Singh

Devender Singh, 61, an Indian national who resides in Baton Rouge, LA was arrested by federal authorities at Newark-Liberty airport yesterday as he departed his United Airlines flight from Houston, TX.

Singh is alleged to have kissed and fondled the female passenger sitting next to him while she was sleeping.  The woman told the FBI that when she awoke, Singh’s hand was in her shirt, he was kissing her face and cheek, and that he was stroking his exposed penis with his other hand.

The married jeweler appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo this afternoon.  He remains detained in federal custody with the option to request a bail hearing. Should he be convicted of abusive sexual contact, Singh faces a possible two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Monmouth County GOP Chairman John Bennett did not issue a statement accusing his Democratic counterpart, Vin Gopal, of being a sexual predator because he is of Indian descent.

Last month Gopal accused Monmouth County Republicans of being corrupt because former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was indicted on fraud charges for actions connected to the acquisition of a farm that he later sold the development rights to for farmland preservation.  Last October, Gopal falsely accused a Red Bank Republican candidate of being a fugitive.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Sex Crimes, U.S. Attorney, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Red Light Camera Corruption Warrants Investigations By Fishman, Wisniewski

declan-oscanlon-budgetAssemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said today that he is asking U.S Attorney Paul Fishman to open criminal investigations into the municipal clients of Redflex Traffic Systems, an Arizona based red light camera company, due to legal claims by a former executive that the company routinely bribed municipal officials in 13 states, including New Jersey, in order to obtain the lucrative contracts to operate camera systems that issue summonses for red light infractions.

Additionally, O’Scanlon is writing to Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski to ask that the committee open an investigation into New Jersey’s red light camera program in light of the recent bribery allegations and scientific proof commissioned by O’Scanlon that red light cameras are a detriment to public safety that are rigged to cheat motorists.

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Posted: February 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, NJ DOT, NJ State Legislature, Paul Fishman, Public Corruption, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Christie bridge scandal: Despite U.S. Attorney’s subpoenas, N.J. lawmakers press forward

Christie bridge scandal: Despite U.S. Attorney’s subpoenas, N.J. lawmakers press forward (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — State lawmakers leading the legislative investigation of the George Washington Bridge lane closures today said they plan to proceed with their probes even as the U.S. Attorney is dropping subpoenas in the case. State Assemblyman John Wisniweski…

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Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, John Wisniewski, Law Enforcement, NJ State Legislature, Paul Fishman, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

U.S. Attorney’s Office Subpoenas Christie’s Reelection Campaign and State GOP

PolitickerNJ is reporting that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has issued subpoenas for documents to the Christie for Governor reelection campaign and the New Jersey State Republican Committee.

“Patton Boggs has been retained to represent the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee in connection with investigations being conducted by the US Attorney’s Office and the legislative committee,” said Patton Boggs attorney, Mark Sheridan.

“We can confirm that the Christie  for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee received subpoenas for documents from the U.S. Attorney’s office, in addition to the subpoena the campaign previously received from the state legislative committee.  All three subpoenas focus on the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge.  The campaign and the state party intend to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the state legislative committee and will respond to the subpoenas accordingly.”

 

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Man behind the Chris Christie probe: U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman leads federal inquiry

Man behind the Chris Christie probe: U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman leads federal inquiry (via NJ.com)

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman has convicted a trio of Wall Street insiders from New York in what has been called one of the largest and longest-running insider trading frauds ever discovered in the United States. At the same time, he’s corralled…

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Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »