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Hicksville Modeling Agency CEO Admits to $236K Scam

Hicksville Modeling Agency CEO Admits to $236K Scam

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hicksville modeling agency owner has admitted to scamming $236,000 out of nearly 100 clients and parents of children that he promised acting and modeling work after scouting them at malls over a two-year period.James Muniz and pleaded guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to grand larceny, scheme to defraud and conspiracy. His company, New Faces Development Center, Inc., also known as Model Talent Development Corp., also pleaded guilty to larceny and scheme to defraud.“James Muniz built a business, a fraudulent one, cynically exploiting something all Americans can relate to—the love and pride parents feel for their children,” said New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Prosecutors said the 44-year-old Smithtown man and his staff offered modeling gigs to adults with children and teenagers at Roosevelt Field Mall, Queens Center, Smithtown Mall and other public places between Jan. 1, 2011 and Nov. 30, 2012.Company staffers allegedly persuaded clients to purchase photographs and tricked some victims into contracts by falsely claiming that if they didn’t sign up, they would lose a shot at a gig with major retailers. Victims lost between $500 and $5,100.Charges against three of his staffers are pending. Muniz was apprehended in Florida, where he fled after his staff was rounded up.Muniz additionally pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal contempt for violating an order of protection for his then-wife in 2011 in an unrelated case.Judge William Donnino is expected to sentence Muniz on June 20 to 2-1/2 to 5 years in prison, plus restitution to his victims. He will be sentenced May 22 to six months in jail in the second case.last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: Januzaj stunner sees Belgium beat England to top spot

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: Januzaj stunner sees Belgium beat England to top spot

first_imgKaliningrad: A brilliant strike by Adnan Januzaj lit up an otherwise insipid clash as Belgium beat England 1-0 to secure top spot in World Cup Group G in Kaliningrad on Thursday.Januzaj’s superb second-half goal sent Belgium into a last 16 clash with Japan while England will now advance to a second round meeting with Colombia on Tuesday.By finishing second in the group, England have though avoided a loaded top half of the draw containing past winners Brazil, France, Argentina and Uruguay as well as European champions Portugal.The fact second place in the group was no disaster seemed to be a big factor in both coaches’ team selection with their places in the last 16 already secured.Southgate made eight changes with Belgian boss Roberto Martinez going one better as only Thibaut Courtois and Dedryck Boyata retained their places from the 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia.Star Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne joined England captain Harry Kane in watching from the sidelines and their ability to thrill was badly missed as locals in the crowd turned on both sides with jeers and chants of “Russia”.Youri Tielemans did test Jordan Pickford with a fiercely struck effort just six minutes in that forced the Everton stopper into his best save of the World Cup so far.Moments later Pickford let a Michy Batshuayi effort squeeze past him and was rescued by Gary Cahill’s goal-line clearance.After an early burst, though, Belgium seemed more adept at picking up yellow cards that would have seen them finish behind England if the game ended in a draw due to a poorer disciplinary record.Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker both went into the book early to cheers from the Belgian fans.Six of England’s eight goals against Tunisia and Panama to reach the knockout stages came from set-pieces and they again proved the Three Lions greatest threat in the first-half as Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek headed just wide.Marcus Rashford had the opportunity to put serious pressure on Raheem Sterling for his place in the side for the last 16 after two disappointing performances from the Manchester City winger.But unlike his substitute appearance against Tunisia, Rashford failed to further his case for a start and fired well off target when presented with a shooting chance from the edge of the box just after half-time.Januzaj suddenly sparked the game into life moments later when he twisted and turned inside the England box before curling a wonderful strike into the top corner.Rashford had by a distance England’s best chance 25 minutes from time, but again slotted wide with just Courtois to beat.Belgium were given a major boost ahead of the knockout stages when Captain Vincent Kompany made his return from injury for the final 15 minutes.Southgate didn’t even turn to Kane in search for an equaliser, instead introducing Danny Welbeck to ensure every outfield player in his squad featured across the three group games.And Welbeck nearly earned a point eight minutes from time when his goal bound effort was deflected just wide by Fellaini. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more