Contractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.
Date: June 11, 2014
Contractor Raymond Norville of Orange, N.J., owner of RRL Unique Homes, Inc., a construction company, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to a superseding information charging him with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud in connection with his defrauding a Bronx homeowner out of $98,600.00
Norville was originally investigated by the Waterfront Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General in connection with his company’s contract with ILA Local 1233 to renovate their headquarters in Newark. An indictment handed down in August 27, 2012 charged that Norville conspired with the then Secretary-Treasurer, Gregory “Ronnie” Taylor to steal union funds by submitting fraudulent invoices for renovations at the local. The invoices were for work that was never actually performed, or that was double-billed or had grossly inflated costs. Former Local 1233 Secretary-Treasurer Taylor pleaded guilty to Embezzling Union Funds under a separate indictment.
Today’s plea was the result of the investigative work of the Waterfront Commission and the US Department of Labor. A copy of the press release announcing the plea from the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey is attached.
A Copy of the press release is attached.