By Melissa Steele Cape Gazette
Two New Jersey men who collected money for families of 9/11 victims were indicted by a New Jersey grand jury after officials say they kept the money for themselves. The men and their truck decorated with the names of people who died during 9/11 also participated in a Millsboro parade in 2011.
A pick-up truck driven by two New Jersey men, recently indicted on theft charges, leaves Lewes in 2011 among a group who rode and drove in memory of 9/11. Courtesy of: YouTube
Mark Niemczyk, 66, and Thomas Scalgione, 41, were indicted May 3 on third-degree conspiracy and theft by deception. Niemczyk also was charged with third-degree failure to file a personal state income tax return in 2011 after he did not report money he collected for 9/11 victims’ families and did not report $55,000 in casino winnings from 2011, according to the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.
Under New Jersey law, third-degree crimes carry a sentence of three to five years in prison.
Two free webinars on post-traumatic stress from expert Belleruth Naparstek.
To see how guided imagery can be useful, (and why the military uses it) please click here.
The first talk is called Downloading Treatment for Post-traumatic Stress: Digitally Delivered, Evidence-Based Tools for Self-Administered Healing. It goes over the importance and the special benefits of electronic self-help; the techniques that actually help with post-traumatic stress (and which ones can be used as downloads); the various new kinds of platforms and apps, avatars and uploads that are available to help our service members with post-traumatic stress, combat stress and military sexual trauma; and the research showing the effectiveness of guided imagery with this population. It runs a little over an hour.
The second webinar is called Lessons Learned from Treating PTS: Soldiers Teach Therapists about Do’s, Don’t's & Understanding Military Culture and represents what a large and vocal sample of soldiers and Marines taught Naparstek about what they wish therapists would and wouldn’t do, usually after having disappointing experiences with behavioral health.
For a slideshow of photos from the USS Arlington, please click here.