Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 42 year old Remus M. Nowak, a/k/a Remus Rose, of 28 Wellington, Tonawanda, pleaded guilty, as charged, to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree before Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns. These are the highest charges for which Nowak could have been convicted had he gone to trial.
Nowak admitted that he filed a fraudulent claim for lost wages with New York Central Mutual Insurance Company and as a result was paid $40,000, to which he was not entitled.
Special credit is given to New York Department of Financial Services Investigators Joseph Abraham and Edward Silvestrini.
Sentencing is scheduled for January 16, 2013, at 9:30 p.m. before the Hon. Christopher Burns when Nowak faces a maximum prison sentence of 7 years.