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OXFORD  — A Connecticut business owner who authorities say went by multiple aliases has been arrested on a warrant for money laundering charges in California.

The Republican-American reports 56-year-old Werner Janer was arrested Tuesday at his business, the Naugamatic Watch Company, in Oxford.

He faces multiple charges, including grand theft, identity theft and forgery.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says his case relates to real estate fraud. Judge Karen Sequino says she doesn’t have much information about the case, but it appears to be connected to a false financing scheme.

Janer’s public defender says he plans to fight extradition to California. He also says Janer claims he was in jail in Connecticut during part of the time the alleged crime occurred.
His bond has been set at $270,000.


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