Khawar Gardazi, formerly a resident in Plainfield with his late boyfriend and domestic partner Nicholas Queune, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. He was convicted of killing Quenne during an argument while on a trip to Pakistan. Gardazi was also fined $50,000, which he must pay in restitution to the victim’s family. Christopher J. Christie the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey announced the sentence on October 15.
Gardazi confessed after his arrest. Officals were prompted to investigate by Gardazi’s use of an obviously forged death certificate in his efforts to lay claim to his deceased partner’s estate of approximately $650,000 in real estate, savings and insurance.