A Trenton police officer and his father were indicted last week on charges of false swearing and workers compensation fraud.
Trenton Police officer Gaetano Ponticiello, 42, and his father Filippo Ponticiello, 65, were indicted last week by a Mercer County grand jury on fourth-degree charges of false swearing and workers compensation fraud. Each offense carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to prosecutors in the case, on Feb. 23, 2009, both Gaetano and Filippo made false statements under oath regarding workers compensation claims. Prosecutors say the false or misleading statements included a misclassification of employees for the purpose of evading the full payment of benefits or premiums.
Both father and son are scheduled to appear in Mercer County Superior Court Oct. 25.
Gaetano Ponticiello has been with the Trenton Police Department for at least 15 years. Lt. James Slack of the Trenton Police Department internal affairs told The Trentonian in July that Ponticiello has been suspended without pay.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
NJ Police Officer Indicted for Misclassification and Workers' Compensation Fraud
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