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…

POWER WAS LOST TO THOUSANDS TODAY

A major power outage took place in northern Cape May County today. Areas of Dennis Township, Upper Township, and Ocean City were effected with over 5,000 customers without power. Atlantic City Electric has not yet released a reason for the power outage. According to the outage map, power was restored shortly after noon to most…

THEFT CHARGES FOR OCEAN CITY WOMAN

A woman was charged with stealing $60 out of an employee’s purse in Ocean City. Tanya Cuthbert, of Ocean City, was reported to police for taking the money and was found after a short investigation. Police are warning anyone in the area of the 900 block of Asbury Ave. that may have noticed anything missing…