Montgomery, NJ man pleads guilty to running a $2-million Covid-19 fraud scheme
A Montgomery Township man has pleaded guilty and is being sentenced to nearly four years in prison for running a Covid-19 scheme where he committed various related acts of fraud.
For orchestrating a $2 million COVID-19 fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said that 27-year-old Guaravjit “Raj” Singh, 27, was charged with one count of wire fraud.
His litany of fraud within the body of the scheme he orchestrated includes defrauding 10 people after he convinced them to send him more than $ 2 million to get PPE but then he would turn around, keep the money, and not give anyone PPE that they paid for so they ended up with nothing.
In addition to that rouse, Singh got people to enter into agreements where he would be paid $7.1-million to get 1.5 million medical gowns which he "agreed" to send to the city of New York during the height of the pandemic.
Attorney Sellinger said that Singh was also wired $712,500 through his company, GJS Solutions LLC, "representing a 10 percent initial deposit for the medical gowns."
Much in the way the rouse started, Singh got the gowns, and the money and then coughed up a series of excuses as to why they didn't get what they paid him for while he kept everything for himself.
In addition to prison time, Singh has been sentenced to three years of supervised release.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren E. Repole, Chief of the General Crimes Unit in Newark.
Defense counsel: Todd A. Spodek Esq., New York.