Contractor fraud leaves some rebuilding 5 years after Sandy

This photo taken July 7, 2017, shows James “Jamie” Lawson, a home contractor who is accused of stealing $1.5M from more than a dozen homeowners by agreeing to do work – then bailing, smiling at some of the people he defrauded during his detention hearing in State Superior Court in Toms River, N.J. Under terms of the plea agreement, Lawson faces up to 10 years in prison for financial facilitation of criminal activity and theft. (Thomas P. Costello /The Asbury Park Press via AP, Pool)

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