Charter flight director pleads guilty to fraud

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                                                                                                   $7.6M jury award for wronged Atlantic City developer
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                                                                                                   An Atlantic City developer won a $7.6 million civil suit following a four-year walk through a federal court in Camden.
                                                                                                        In June 2005, Atlantic City Associates, a division of The Cordish Cos., which developed The Walk in Atlantic
                                                                                                   City, filed suit against Carter & Burgess Consultants Inc., an architectural engineering firm that’s part of Jacobs, a
                                                                                                   California-based construction services firm.
                                                                                                        Last week, a 10-person federal district jury unanimously agreed with ACA’s claim that C&B’s design and other
                                                                                                   errors resulted in “hundreds” of changes to The Walk — an eight-block retail outlet center that runs between the
                                                                                                   Atlantic City Convention Center and the resort city’s boardwalk — that delayed the center’s opening and cost ACA
                                                                                                   millions of dollars.
                                                                                                        “The case involved some very technical issues,” said Marlton resident Joe Battipaglia, a partner with the Phila-
                                                                                                   delphia law firm Duane Morris LLP, who represented ACA. “Matters like this can be tricky, since you want to make
                                                                                                   sure the jury understands all the issues.”
                                                                                                        C&B’s lawyer, Timothy J. Bloh, of Fox Rothschild LLP’s Atlantic City office, did not return a reporter’s call seeking
                   The Walk is an eight-block retail outlet center located in Atlantic City.       comment. - Martin C. Daks




Sweetwater breaks                                                Teterboro on Feb. 2, 2005.
                                                                        Singh said he dispatched John
                                                                                                                                    both residents and commuters.
                                                                                                                                         Montclair Residences includes           Deals around the state
ground on care center                                            Kimberling to fly from Teterboro                                   a variety of studio, one-bedroom
                                                                 to Chicago even though he was not                                                                               n Biometric identification solutions developer Bio-key International

Sweetwater Construction Corp., in                                commercially qualified. The plane hit                                                                           Inc., in Wall, said it agreed to pay $2.17 million to settle a lawsuit
                                                                                                             Lincoln Property Co.




Cranbury, said it broke ground on a                              a warehouse after failing to lift off.                                                                          brought by Longview Special Finance Inc. and Longview Fund L.P.
project to build the New Merwick                                        Singh also pleaded guilty to                                                                             A suit filed in February sought $2.89 million in damages plus inter-
Care and Rehabilitation Center, in                               conspiracy to commit wire fraud                                                                                 est and legal fees over Bio-key’s alleged failure to redeem shares of
Plainsboro. The health care facil-                               and to defraud the Federal Aviation                                                                             convertible preferred stock held by Longview.
ity is being developed by Windsor                                Administration, according to last
Health Care. The cost of the project                             week’s announcement.                                                                                            n Contract research company Life Sciences Research Inc., in the East

was not disclosed.                                                      Singh faces up to five years in                                                                          Millstone section of Franklin Township, said it agreed to be acquired
      New Merwick Center is slated                               prison, a fine of at least $250,000 and                                                                         by Lion Holdings Inc. for $8.50 per share in cash and take the com-
to be a 105,000-square-foot facility                             an order to pay restitution to his vic-                            Montclair Residences is located adjacent     pany private. Lion Holdings is controlled by Life Sciences Research’s
on the campus of Princeton Health-                               tims when he is sentenced Oct. 26 by                               to Bay Street Station.                       chief executive and chairman, Andrew Baker. Life Sciences Research
care System’s University Medical                                 U.S. District Judge Joseph A. Green-                                                                            provides product development services to biotech, pharmaceutical
Center, of Princeton, which is sched-                            away Jr.                                                           and two-bedroom apartments, as               and agrochemical companies.
uled to open in 2011. The medical                                       Singh has five co-defendants:                               well as a fitness center, Internet café,
center is situated between Scudders                              Michael and Paul Brassington, An-                                  pool, courtyard and fitness center,          n Regional wireless and landline communications company Centen-

Mill Road and the Millstone River.                               dre Budhan, Brien McKenzie, and                                    according to DMR.                            nial Communications Corp., in Wall, said its acquisition by Dallas-
      The New Merwick facility will                              Francis Vieira. Budhan pleaded                                          The project’s proximity to the          based AT&T Inc. is expected to close in the third quarter of the year,
include 120 long-term care beds                                  guilty to conspiracy on June 22 be-                                train station influenced the design          pending
				
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Description: A former director of a charter flight company involved in a Teterboro Airport crash pleaded guilty today to fraud and other charges, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra Jr.
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