FORMER STATE LAWMAKER SENTENCED FOR FRAUD

Former Assemblyman and Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas and his longtime aide Melvin Ramos were sentenced today to 78 and 37 months in prison, respectively, for corruptly misusing Vas’ position as mayor to steal affordable housing funds and for committing federal election fraud, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. The defendants were convicted following a…

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING MEDICARE

A Sewell man plead guilty to health care claims fraud. Salvatore Chillemi was in Superior Court on Monday to plead guilty to defrauding Medicare. He was the manager of an adult day health services facility. He will be sentenced on June 10. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Chillemi be sentenced to…