Hoboken hiring new administrator for Division of Recreation
Hoboken is seeking qualified applicants to become the administrator for the city’s Division of Recreation, where they will spearhead key initiatives to improve, expand, and modernize the city’s recreation programs.
To learn more about the role, go to www.hobokennj.gov/jobs. Those interested in submitting an application can do so online at www.hobokennj.gov/jobs or email a resume and cover letter to Personnel Officer Michael Kraus at Mkraus@Hobokennj.gov.
Hudson County Clerk’s office launches Spanish Facebook page
The Hudson County Clerk’s office has launched a Spanish-language Facebook page to provide updates about the office and it’s services such as passports and naturalizations, business registration, and more. The page can be found at www.facebook.com/HCClerkEspanol.
Two men arrested for alleged inside job burglaries in Secaucus
On Jan. 12, at 9:30 p.m., Secaucus police arrested a 47-year-old male, Trent Janulis of Secaucus, and a 48-year-old male, Michael Schmidt of Jersey City for burglary and related charges.
The charges stem from a police investigation following a string burglaries that occurred at 2 Day Transportation located at 901 Castle Road. Janulis was employed at the victim company, allegedly using that to allow himself and Schmidt to gain access.
According to Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller, the two stole over $200,000 in perfume and laptops. Both Janulis and Schmidt were issued their complaint warrants and were subsequently transported to the Hudson County Jail.
Weehawken man charged with asking underage girls to send explicit pictures
A Weehawken man has been charged with enticing a minor victim online to produce images and videos of sexually explicit conduct, and producing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger.
Erick Solis, 25, is charged by complaint with one count of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct and one count of production of child pornography. He appeared by video conference on Jan. 20 before U.S. Magistrate Judge André Espinosa.
According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court, from July 2020 to February 2021, Solis used a social media application to engage with two underage victims in sexually explicit conversations.
WNY man charged in $3.4 million health insurance benefits scheme
A West New York man and a Newark physician face charges of defrauding New Jersey state and local health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $3.4 million by submitting false claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger.
Kaival Patel, a 53-year-old of West New York, and Saurabh Patel, 51-year-old of Woodbridge, are charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and wire fraud, and four counts of health care fraud. Kaival Patel is also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, substantive counts of money laundering, and making false statements to federal agents.
The defendants appeared on Jan. 21 by video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sharon King and were released on $250,000 each unsecured bond.