Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Supplier of Military Parts Guilty of Fraud

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Supplier of Military Parts Guilty of Fraud

Article excerpt

A 54-year-old Morris County businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to falsifying records for parts his company supplied to the U.S. military and lying about where the parts were made and tested.

Appearing in a Newark courtroom, Ozkan "Nick" Balaban admitted that from 2004 to 2005 he falsified documents, claiming that vehicle parts his company supplied to the Department of Defense were manufactured by a Charleston, West Virginia, company and tested by another company in Jacksonville, Florida.

Actually, Balaban, a U.S. citizen who used to live in Turkey, got the parts from an unnamed company in Ankara, Turkey, and provided no documents that the parts had been made or tested to military standards.

At the time, the Kinnelon resident was the president of Allied Logistics USA Inc., based in Morris County.

The parts, which included 1,000 wheel chocks, plate assemblies and steering blocks, were inspected by the Defense Contract Management Agency at Picatinny Arsenal. …

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