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United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey

The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey is the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Jersey. On January 5, 2018, Craig Carpenito was appointed U.S. Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546 by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.[1] On April 27, 2018, the judges of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey unanimously appointed Carpenito U.S. Attorney pursuant to its statutory powers.[2] The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has jurisdiction over all cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney.

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OrganizationEdit

The Office is organized into divisions handling civil, criminal, and appellate matters, in addition to the Special Prosecutions Division, which oversees political corruption investigations.[3] The District of New Jersey is also divided into three vicinages: Newark, Trenton and Camden, with the southern two offices supervised by a Deputy U.S. Attorney. The office employs approximately 135 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.[4] It is the fifth-largest U.S. Attorney's Office in the nation, behind those in the District of Columbia, Los Angeles, Manhattan, and Miami.[5]

High-profile casesEdit

Prominent officeholdersEdit

 
Chris Christie, former U.S. Attorney and former Governor of New Jersey.

Office holdersEdit

 
Frederick Frelinghuysen, former U.S. Attorney and former U.S. Senator
 
Samuel Alito, former U.S. Attorney and current Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court.
 
Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Attorney and former Secretary of Homeland Security.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Craig Carpenito As Interim United States Attorney, District Of New Jersey". 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  2. ^ "Statement of U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito on Appointment by U.S. District Court". 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  3. ^ Office Organization, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey Archived 2009-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Serving the District of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney's Office
  5. ^ New Jersey Law Journal's Lawyer of the Year: Chris Christie, New Jersey Law Journal, December 27, 2006.
  6. ^ New Jersey Law Journal's Lawyer of the Year: Chris Christie, New Jersey Law Journal, December 27, 2006.
  7. ^ 5 Are Convicted of Conspiring to Attack Fort Dix, The New York Times, December 22, 2008.
  8. ^ Paul Hoffman, Tiger in the Court, Playboy Press, 1979, p. 276.
  9. ^ Former Mayor Guilty of Fraud in Newark Sales, The New York Times, April 17, 2008.
  10. ^ Former Hudson County Leader Gets 41 Months in Corruption Case, The New York Times, March 25, 2005.
  11. ^ Major Donor Admits Hiring Prostitute to Smear Witness, The New York Times, August 19, 2004.
  12. ^ Man Accused of a Scheme to Sell Missiles Praised bin Laden on Tapes, The New York Times, January 9, 2005.
  13. ^ Ex-Leader of New Jersey Senate is Guilty of Corruption, The New York Times, September 16, 2006.
  14. ^ Robert Rudolph, The Boys from New Jersey: How the Mob Beat the Feds
  15. ^ New Jersey Law Journal's Lawyer of the Year: Chris Christie, New Jersey Law Journal, December 27, 2006.

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