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Ocean County Man Admits To Real Estate Fraud

Lakewood man also laundered money as part of scheme

An Ocean County man Thursday admitted he ran a real estate investment fraud scheme that caused $200 million in losses, and then laundered the proceeds of the scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Eliyahu Weinstein, aka “Eli Weinstein,” aka “Edward Weinstein,” aka “Eddie Weinstein,” 37, of Lakewood, N.J., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to two counts of the indictment pending against him.

That includes one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of money laundering.

Weinstein’s trial on these charges was scheduled to start Jan. 7. Weinstein’s co-defendant, Vladimir Siforov, is charged in the indictment with three counts of wire fraud and remains a fugitive.

Jerry Belle January 03, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Throw the book at all "four" Weinsteins and you're bound to hit one of those multiple personalities - Eliyahu Weinstein, aka “Eli Weinstein,” aka “Edward Weinstein,” aka “Eddie Weinstein,” 37, of Lakewood, N.J.,
Goodnight Jet January 06, 2013 at 03:41 AM
When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way from your first lying scam to your last Chevrolet. Couldn't happen to a nicer Jet. Oh no, who's gonna leave all the cookies at the Rebe's grave? Eli's such a charmer. Can't wait for him to meet all the nice fellas in prison. They'll be waiting.

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