FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Thursday, April 14, 2022
HUDSON COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICER CHARGED WITH FORGERY
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, a Hudson County Correctional Police Officer was arrested on charges relating to falsified medical records he submitted to his employer.
Marko Nakhla, 34, of Bayonne, is charged with one count of Forgery in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-1a(3), a crime of the fourth degree. He was arrested without incident at the Hudson County
Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and released on a summons. Nakhla is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
The investigation revealed Nakhla submitted falsified medical records to his employer to receive additional paid medical leave. Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Unit with the arrest and investigation. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6)