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Newark Man Admits Obstructing Justice While on Pre-Trial Release

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A Newark man today admitted obstructing justice while on pre-trial release, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Robert Alexander, 45, of Newark, pleaded guilty to a superseding indictment charging him with obstructing justice while on pre-trial release.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On January 14, 2019, Alexander pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of making a false statement on a loan application in a pending criminal case. 

On September 4, 2019, Judge Wolfson sentenced Alexander to 46 months in prison.

On October 8, 2019 – the day before Alexander was scheduled to voluntarily surrender to the Bureau of Prisons to begin serving his sentence – he caused a forged medical note to be submitted to Judge Wolfson in support of a request to delay the date of his voluntary surrender. 

The forged medical note contained falsified information and was submitted with the specific intent to influence and impede Judge Wolfson in the discharge of her duties as the judge presiding over his case. 

At the time of the offense, Alexander was on pre-trial release.