- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey lawyer serving a prison term for his role in a scheme to extort thousands of dollars from two police officers and two others has been disbarred.

MyCentralJersey.com reports (https://mycj.co/2dsiQLK ) 57-year-old Thomas Frey was disbarred by the state Supreme Court late last month. He’s scheduled to be released from federal prison in July 2017.

The Edison man pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and extortion under fear of economic harm and was sentenced to 27 months behind bars.

Federal prosecutors say Frey and co-conspirators falsely told the four victims they were the subjects of criminal investigations, principally by the IRS, and demanded up to $20,000 from each to assist them in avoiding arrests and obtaining favorable outcomes.


Information from: Courier News (Bridgewater, N.J.) , https://www.mycentraljersey.com

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