TRENTON, N.J. – A Somerset County, New Jersey man, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for engaging in a $2 million Ponzi scheme targeting elderly investors and for subscribing to a false tax return, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
Daniel Rivera, 51, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, a former financial advisor, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson to a superseding information charging him with one count of wire fraud and one count of subscribing to a false tax return. Judge Thompson imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From 2008 through 2017, Rivera solicited primarily elderly investors to invest their money in a company called Robbins Lane Properties Inc. Rivera represented to investors that Robbins Lane was a company staffed by experienced real estate professionals that invested in real estate ventures….