February 10, 1998 |
A Mays Landing man once part of the "yuppie cocaine ring" of Devon, Pa., dentist Larry Lavin, whose story was the subject of several books, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Camden to helping rob a bank. Jody R. Feinberg, 38, admitted that he drove the car during the robbery of the Sun National Bank in Marmora, Upper Township, Cape May County, when about $9,400 was taken on July 16, 1996. He is to be sentenced May 8 by U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez, and could be given up to 20 years in federal prison, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy D. Frey.
February 5, 2016 |
Matthew T. Amato, who helped Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. scam thousands of dollars from area banks, and later helped the U.S. Attorney's Office convict the son of U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah, was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation for his part in the scheme. Amato, Fattah's onetime roommate at Drexel University and later in Roxborough, took out $65,000 in loans from four banks in 2005 in the name of Chaka Fattah Jr. & Associates, a shell company he and Fattah Jr. concocted. In the summer of 2005, Amato received loans from Wachovia Bank, PNC Bank, and Sun National Bank on the strength of their bogus claim that their company had $140,000 in sales the previous year.
August 13, 2014 |
A former roommate of Chaka Fattah Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a charge that he made false statements to obtain loans from three banks. Standing before U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle 3d, Matthew Amato, 31, of Broomall, pleaded guilty to making false statements to Wachovia Bank, PNC Bank and Sun National Bank in July and August 2005. He faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years' probation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul L. Gray said Amato also agreed to cooperate with any investigation and prosecution related to the case, including testifying at the pending trial of Chaka Fattah Jr., son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat.
October 30, 2015 |
The body of a man found on a Cape May County beach was identified Wednesday as the former mayor of a Gloucester County borough. Jeff Radio, 43, was mayor of Clayton from 2009 to 2011 and worked as a vice president with Sun National Bank. He was an active member of the Clayton school board. His body was found Tuesday in Strathmere. New Jersey state police are investigating his death. The results of an autopsy conducted Wednesday are pending, said spokesman Sgt. Jeff Flynn.
June 19, 1993 |
A brazen, bossy, gun-toting masked bandit has struck again at a Burlington County bank. A man fitting that description yesterday stole an undisclosed sum of money from the Security Savings & Loan Bank in Delran at Route 130 and Tenby Chase Drive, authorities said. It was the third bank robbery he is suspected of committing during the last 10 days. In the latest robbery, which occurred shortly before 2 p.m., the suspect, wearing a baseball cap and a tan stocking pulled over his face, walked into the bank, waved a handgun at the tellers and demanded money.
October 27, 2000 |
For the second time in six weeks, the Sun National Bank - across the street from the borough's Police Department - has been robbed. Yesterday, a man in his mid-20s entered the bank about 9:15 a.m. and vaulted over the counter. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from a teller, the man fled on foot. Police Chief Robert Ward said two employees and no customers were in the bank when the robbery occurred. No injuries were reported. Ward said the bank robber was not armed and did not display a demand note.
February 10, 2010 |
A Gloucester County man who used a bicycle as his getaway vehicle admitted yesterday that he pulled eight bank robberies in Delaware and South Jersey. Brian S. Layton, 48, of Mount Royal, appeared before Judge Jerome B. Simandle in U.S. District Court in Camden, where he pleaded guilty to eight counts of bank robbery for a string of heists that started in September 2008. Layton admitted that he demanded money, one time threatening the teller with a pellet gun, and that he made off with $58,000 from the banks, including TD Banknorth in Blackwood, Sun National Bank in Glendora, and TD Bank in Hi-Nella.
January 31, 2013 |
A South Jersey bank robber, who struck two banks in one day before crashing a stolen car into a tree, was sentenced today in Camden to more than 12 1/2 years in federal prison. Larry Patrick Kearns, 46, of Landisville, Atlantic County embarked on his mini-spree Jan. 12, 2012. He entered a Wells Fargo Bank in Atlantic City, approached a teller, and threatened her as he demanded money. He fled with an undetermined amount of cash and made his way to Margate. There, he stole a car and drove to a Sun National Bank in Ventnor.
May 18, 2013 |
Cherry Hill is partnering with Camden County to bid on the bankrupt Woodcrest Country Club in an effort to preserve it as open space. At the county's request, the Township Council voted Friday to spend up to $960,000 on the bid at Monday's auction. The move comes after the county Board of Freeholders voted Tuesday to commit the required deposit of $650,600 from its open-space fund in order to participate in the bidding. The club's only secured creditor is Sun National Bank of Vineland, N.J., which is owed about $11 million.
February 7, 2013 |
The soap opera that is the Woodcrest Country Club is heating up as the club bounces from one near-death experience to another. Amid a bankruptcy drama, its president, Irv Richter, said Tuesday he had notified members that Woodcrest may not reopen as scheduled March 1 following its closing for the winter. He said that with time running out, other clubs are offering members discounts to join, and he expects they will. Richter said that in his notice to members Friday, he urged them to collect their personal property.