(Source: jerseyshoreonline.com) OCEAN COUNTY – Yet another two have been convicted for fraud for filing false applications for relief following Superstorm Sandy, announced Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.
Nikola Lulaj, 45, of Seaside Heights and his wife, Majlinda Lulaj, 32, have been found guilty of filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds in the amount of $187,000. Nikola is an officer with the Hoboken Police Department.
The couple was charged with of second-degree conspiracy, second-degree theft by deception, and six counts of fourth-degree unsworn falsification. They were convicted before Superior Court Judge James M. Blaney.
“As a result of the verdict, Lulaj must forfeit his employment as a police officer,” stated a press release from the Attorney General’s office.
The second-degree charges carry a sentence of 5-10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $150,000, while fourth-degree charges carry a sentence of up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000......