Monmouth Brothers Charged in “Runner” Scheme
A pair of brothers from Monmouth County were the alleged ringleaders in a scheme to recruit accident victims as clients for attorneys, doctors and chiropractors.
50-year-old Anhuar Bandy and 53-year-old Karim Bandy, both of Colts Neck, are among 12 people listed in a 45-page indictment obtained by the State Attorney General's Office. They're charged with conspiracy and racketeering, among other offenses.
Also listed in the indictment are: 48-year-old Dr. Mark Schwartz of Park Ridge; 55-year-old David Walker, Esq., of Rockaway; 52-year-old Alexandra Gallegos of Piscataway; 52-year-old Edward Formisiano of Roxbury; 62-year-old Louis Brown of Rahway; 24-year-old Estefania Frias of Plainfield; 36-year-old Rene Lacotera of Elizabeth; 51-year-old Lillian Frias of Plainfield; 45-year-old Cesar Huaman of Orlando, FL; and 32-year-old Albert Lee Hughes of Orlando, FL. View the organization's alleged hierarchy here.
The group allegedly used so-called "runners" to solicit customers for businesses operating in various locations across the state between 2009 and 2014. Read the full indictment on the Attorney General's website.