TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Andrew Lucas, the former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.
Lucas Andrew Lucas was sentenced Friday on federal fraud and obstruction charges in U.S. District Court in Trenton.READ MORE: Meghan Markle's Admission To Mental Health Struggle Could Encourage Others To Seek Help, Expert Says
A jury convicted him in September of wire fraud, identity theft, obstruction and lying to the IRS.READ MORE: Police Reveal More Details In Death Of 10-Year-Old Ayden Wolfe; Mother's Boyfriend Ryan Cato Faces Murder Charges
Prosecutors said Lucas falsified loan documents and stole a relative’s identity to purchase a farm property.
They also contended that he convinced a client of his investment company to invest $250,000 in a company that didn’t exist until Lucas formed it three days later, using a relative’s name and social security number without the relative’s knowledge.MORE NEWS: Town Of Hempstead Considers Banning Stores Near Schools, Parks And Playgrounds From Selling Vaping Products
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