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Brian Unger, Former Long Branch Councilman, Collected His Dead Wife’s Social Security Benefits

brian-ungerBrian Unger, a former Long Branch Councilman who during his colorful career in Monmouth County politics ran for Mayor of Long Branch, Freeholder and State Senate, admitted in U.S. District Court that he collected over $82,000 of Social Security benefits paid to his wife for four years after she died.

Unger was released on an unsecured bond of $50,000 after pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton.  He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on January 18, 2017.

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Posted: October 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Brian Unger, Former Long Branch Councilman, Collected His Dead Wife’s Social Security Benefits

Ocean Township denies application for Jewish boarding school — again

assetContentOCEAN TWP. — Officials struck down on Monday night a controversial application for a 96-student boarding school specializing in Jewish studies — for a second time. The seven-member Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously ruled to deny the application after a nearly two-hour public hearing held inside the Ocean Township High School gymnasium, as it had done… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »