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Egyptian National Sentenced to 18 Months for Defrauding New Jersey Employer

Abdelrahman Ahmed-Elkilani Misappropriated Over $430,000, Receives Prison Term and Financial Penalties

Abdelrahman Ahmed-Elkilani, an Egyptian national residing in Woodland Park, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Ahmed-Elkilani, 28, misappropriated more than $430,000 from his former New Jersey employer.

Ahmed-Elkilani, previously living in Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler, who imposed the sentence on May 15, 2024, in Camden federal court.

From January 2017 through July 2019, while employed as a marketing manager, Ahmed-Elkilani exploited his access to other employees’ operator codes and the company’s membership accounts to create false transactions, transferring $417,075 from the company’s deposit account to his personal credit and debit cards. He additionally misappropriated $13,674 through other fraudulent means.

In addition to the prison sentence, Ahmed-Elkilani was ordered to three years of supervised release and must pay $430,749 in restitution and forfeiture.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited the FBI, led by Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy in Newark, for the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer S. Kozar of the Economic Crimes Unit in Newark.

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