Contractor Frank Lewery admits Sandy fraud

Lewery pleaded guilty on Monday to theft and failure to register as a contractor. (4/1/14)

FREEHOLD - (AP) - A contractor from Staten Island has admitted defrauding Superstorm Sandy victims in New Jersey.
    
Prosecutors say 52-year-old Frank Lewery took nearly $31,000 in deposits from homeowners in Rumson and never completed repairs.
    
Lewery pleaded guilty on Monday to theft and failure to register as a contractor.
    
Under a plea agreement, prosecutors will recommend a sentence of three years and restitution when Lewery is sentenced in May.

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