Indicted by grand jury, Mercer County, New Jersey:
Robert Issa, 41, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (federal prison for parole violation re federal fraud charges in Miami, Florida)
Antwan Issa, 62, father of Robert Issa, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (federal prison for parole violation re federal fraud charges in Miami Florida)
Roger Issa, 30, brother of Robert Issa, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (Monmouth County Jail, Freehold Township, New Jersey)
Rita Issa, 35, wife of Robert Issa, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (Ocean County Jail, Toms River, New Jersey)
The grand jury charges include multiple alleged schemes from November 2002 to March 2004, including:
Robert Issa is alleged to have used a doctorâ€™s personal information, which he acquired while posing as a financial expert, to obtain a $450,000 mortgage.
Robert, Roger and Rita Issa are alleged to have assumed the identity of Dolly Issa (a relative) and sold one of her Wayne, New Jersey residential properties;
Allegations the defendants created Bank United, a fake bank. Family members posed as bank employees to verify fraudulent checks. Bank United checks were allegedly used to buy Travelers Checks (which were used to buy Rolex watches and jewelry and used as deposits with casinos);
Robert Issa is alleged to have rented a furnished home in South Brunswick under a false identity and removed its contents.
Article on 4/6/05: Mortgage scheme alleged in Dover; Asbury Park Press