Edgewater NJ Man Faces Criminal Charges for Massive Theft of Chocolate

New Jersey Chocolate TheftAuthorities arrested an Edgewater New Jersey man accused of running an organized crime ring behind a massive theft of chocolate from cargo containers.

The main suspect is a 40-year-old resident of Edgewater, NJ. According to federal authorities, the suspect was one of the two main leaders of Shulaya Enterprise, a criminal organization with connections to Russia. Members of the crime ring allegedly committed all kinds of illegal acts in NJ and NY.

The suspect is one of 33 defendants who face multiple criminal charges, including racketeering, fraud, extortion, theft, illegal drug distribution, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

One of the major theft crimes allegedly carried out by the crime ring involved the heist of shipment containers with more than 10,000 pounds of chocolate.

The suspects also reportedly committed criminal acts that included fraudulent tampering with Atlantic City casino slot machines, the unlawful sale of untaxed cigarettes in New Jersey and New York, bribes of local police, and running a poker room in Brooklyn, NY.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) worked with local law enforcement on the investigation and eventually secured arrest warrants for the suspects.

Rackateering, Fraud, Theft Charges in Edgewater NJ

To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Big Chocolate Heist Lands N.J. Mob Boss Behind Bars, Feds Say.”


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