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Former Checker Pleads Guilty To Forgery and Tampering with Public Records

August 8, 2012

           Decasualized Checker Dante Cifelli pleaded guilty to Forgery and Tampering with Public Records on August 8, 2012 in Essex County Superior Court. Cifelli was arrested on January 26, 2012, by Detectives from the Waterfront Commission and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Cifelli had submitted a forged document, purportedly from the Waterfront Commission, to the I.L.A. Local 1235 Federal Credit Union in an attempt to regain possession of his BMW automobile which had been repossessed for failure to make payments.

           Cifelli created and submitted a letter on Commission letterhead, signed by a fictitious Commission employee which falsely confirmed his employment on the waterfront in an attempt to defraud the Credit Union.

            Cifelli will be sentenced on September 12, 2012. The case was prosecuted by the New Jersey Attorney Generalís Division of Criminal Justice.






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