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Dwek Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison on State Fraud Charges

State and six-year federal prison sentence to run concurrently.

Solomon Dwek was sentenced in Monmouth County Superior Court Friday to four years in prison for committing corporate official misconduct, one day after he received a six-year prison term in federal court. 

Dwek, 40, formerly of Ocean Township, fraudulently obtained $13 million in commercial real estate loans from a New Jersey-based financial institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a release.

Dwek was sentenced to six years in prison in Newark federal district court Thursday on charges of bank fraud and money laundering. His federal and state imprisonment times will run concurrently, according to his plea bargain.

Dwek was facing nine to 11 years under his plea deal for his crimes, but his cooperation with federal investigators over the last few years helped him receive a reduced sentence.

Dwek's time as an informant led to the arrest of 46 people, including local government officials and rabbis, such as 

In October, 2005, Dwek fraudulently obtained $13 million in loans from a New Jersey-based bank to purchase prime real estate in lower Manhattan. He falsely represented to the bank that once purchased, the property could be resold or flipped at a substantial profit.

Once he received the loan proceeds, Dwek deposited them on Oct. 11, 2005, into an account held by SEM Realty Associates, L.L.C.; a company he controlled and served as its principal corporate officer.

Dwek then used the loan proceeds to make payments to several business entities and individuals to whom he owed substantial real estate-related debts completely unrelated to his Manhattan real estate purchase. These actions led to his corporate official misconduct charges.

anonymous October 19, 2012 at 05:21 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/politics/Key_witness_made_nearly_200000_in_campaign_contributions.html Red Bank's own State Senator Jennifer Beck received campaign contributions from this slime ball. When the facts were revealed, she "hurriedly" donated the funds. Only problem: the senator who demands transparency and accountability from other government agencies REFUSED to show proof of such donation when requested by a constituent. I guess rules of transparency are for everyone else but our Senator Jenny Beck. How does one spell hypocrite?
bud October 19, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Cheer up, Dwek's buddies just bought the Lucent Property in Holmdel. Read "The Jersey Sting" written by two reporters from the Star Ledger. The very people Dwek outed for the Feds are likely investors in this deal. Instead of ostracising Dwek and his family, the people in Deal should commend him for exposing all these crooks in Deal and Brooklyn, as well as Lakewood. The amount of money laundered via these synagogues in the name of charities is mind boggling. Read the book!!!
David October 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Seembly women Amy Handlin was named by Dwek as receiving over $5,000 in raffle tickets used to win a computer and large screen TV, Handlin is the ultimate hypocrite. Hopefully she will be further investigated
David October 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/solomon_dwek_alleges_he_receiv.html I stand corrected, she received $10,000. Just what we need in Marlboro, more corruption. How did we end up with another dishonest politician? We really lost out on the re-alignment when we lost the Declan O'Scanlon and got dishonest Handlin to represent us.

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