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Man admits role in conspiracy to target Asian small business owners in residential burglaries

NEW JERSEY – A Union County man Monday admitted his role in a conspiracy that targeted residences belonging to Asian small business owners, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Kevin Jackson, 57, of Rahway pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Evelyn Padin in Newark federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property, Sellinger said.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, from Dec. 2, 2016, to March 20, 2019, Jackson participated in a conspiracy to burglarize the residences of certain Asian small business owners living in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, stealing large sums of money, valuable jewelry, and other items and transporting the stolen goods in interstate commerce, including to residences in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 13, 2024.

The charge of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the amount of money involved in the offense, whichever is greatest.

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