Six donkeys, a luxury car, and mortgage payments are just some of the misuses of funds by a former CFO of a Sparta construction company who the U.S. Attorneys Office says embezzled the funds for personal use.
FBI agents arrested 38-year-oldJonathan Baker, of Green Township, on Thursday after he was convicted by a federal grand jury wire fraud and money laundering charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The office alleges that Baker altered paperwork of two companies to make the purchases. A grand jury indicted him on having misused millions of dollars for personal use, including a home mortgage and a BMW. Baker managed Arley Farms at The Shoppes at Lafayette, as well as managing several other companies such as J. Paul Allen Inc., Konoba, LLC, and BSG New Jersey Madison Inc.. If convicted, Baker would face up to $2 million in fines and 130 years in prison.Michael J. Wenstein of Cole Schotz P.C. represents Baker. Assistant U.S. attorneys Jonathan Fryer and Courtney Howard represent the government.