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Brick Man Admits $1 Million Bank Fraud Conspiracy

Anthony Marousis, 47, pleaded guilty in Trenton Wednesday

A Brick man admitted Wednesday his role in defrauding Sovereign Bank and Central Jersey Bank out of more than $1 million, U.S. Attorney Paul J.
Fishman announced.

Anthony Marousis, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Marousis admitted that between 2006 and 2009, he and two co-conspirators fraudulently deposited checks into various corporate bank accounts at Sovereign Bank and Central Jersey Bank.

These checks were purportedly received from customers of a telemarketing business, but were drawn upon accounts that were non-existent, closed, contained insufficient funds or were drawn upon accounts of unwitting individuals who did not authorize the withdrawal.

Much of the money was transferred to business accounts in Canada for benefit of the coconspirators.

This scheme to defraud resulted in a loss of approximately $1.3 million.

The conspiracy to commit bank fraud to which Marousis pleaded guilty carries a
maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2013.

Mrs. G. October 03, 2012 at 11:59 PM
If the average account holder is even $.01 overdrawn, he has to pay the bank a fee. How are the above scamers able to amass over $1 million dollars in their favor and it take this long to catch up with them?
KC October 04, 2012 at 05:34 AM
I thought the same thing. But playing w/ the banks? He would do less time on a murder rap.
WMS826 October 04, 2012 at 08:35 PM
He has never been in prison before either. No parole and the Fed system can be a bit rough depending on your security risk level and legnth of sentence. He could be placed in a tough jail since he is not Madoff or Stewart. Opa Opa Mr. Marousis, I hope the spanakopita and gyros taste good where you is headed.
Andy Pat October 09, 2012 at 04:29 PM
A very sad story, especially in light of his father Charlie's accomplishments here in Brick. Sad to see Anthony facing more years than Ritacco or Dwek. Just read Dweks lawyers will be asking for less than the 11 years he is facing for a $50 million bank fraud.
my October 17, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Sounds like you know the system. But have a little trouble with your uneducated grammar. I hope life tastes good where you is headed. This is a man who did for others and a wonderful family. When I read comments from ignorant people it just shows the mentality of those who wish bad on others.
WMS826 October 17, 2012 at 04:19 PM
So let him go then. Then we will let Dwek go as well. I am certain that people can say the same thing on his behalf as well. Let everyone go because someone likes them is what you are saying. Then we have no rule of law or control here. Your friend stole a lot of money for what ever the reasoning behind it is regardless. He stole a significant amount and there is a penalty for that.
my October 17, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Well WMS826... You have a lot of GOSSIP flying and a lot of negative to say about people in our community and our police in other blogs "hiding behind their uniforms" let me say you sound like a washWOMAN and should find something to do positive with your life, when you don't know any facts you are just a mouthpiece.
WMS826 October 17, 2012 at 09:06 PM
What do I say that is not true or accurate, please let me know. Either way your friend is gone for a number of years here and I am not to blame for this, you are. You should have helped him if he needed money, as his friend you were in that position to know it. Why and how did you let this poor soul get to the point where he needed to wire over a million dollars out of the country that did not belong to him. You failed him.
my October 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I failed? not by a long shot. You have, I am sure your shortcomings are the reasons you think you know so much. I do pity you for real. Nothing else to say! Pathetic and ignorance must be bliss!
Dale Stohl January 13, 2013 at 03:04 AM
I am not surprised to see this! I worked for the marousis family for 12 years on and off. I saw this guy do everything from illegal dumping behind every house he built in town to sleeping with there wives while we were building them! He took advantage of any one weak or less fortunate then him. This guy was a BULLY!! I witnessed this for myself almost every day . His boat burned behind the old movie theaters,Instead of disposing the 350 gallons of fuel and fuel tank the legal way,. he used his dozer to dig a big hole to bury it in the ground.He should be going to jail for years for illegal dumping alone ! As far as morals and decency, Odds are he slept with your daughter or wife if you new him. That was one of the things he loved to brag about on the job. I am soooo glad to see KARMA finally catching up with this p.o.s.
Andy Pat January 25, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Dale-i guess he paid you well enough to turn a blind eye to these crimes over the 12 years?

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