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  Combating Public Corruption and Strengthening Public Confidence in Government and the Criminal Justice System in New Jersey  
     
  The Office of Public Integrity & Accountability, under the leadership of longtime federal prosecutor Thomas J. Eicher, handles all public integrity matters within the Attorney General’s Office and includes a team of experienced prosecutors and detectives from the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police. OPIA reports directly to the Attorney General to ensure the independence of sensitive investigations.
“We must root out the corruption and misconduct that undermine faith in our public institutions. Our country and our state face significant challenges, and we won’t be able to meet them if people do not trust that those in authority are working single-mindedly for the public good. We must create a culture of accountability where powerful individuals and institutions know that they must act with integrity or else face the consequences.” – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

OPIA investigates and prosecutes criminal abuses of the public trust and handles other sensitive matters that implicate the public’s confidence in both government and the criminal justice system, including:

  • Bribery and official misconduct by federal, state, or local officials;
  • Large scale theft or fraud involving state programs
  • Investigations of police use of deadly force and allegations of excessive force by law enforcement officers and agencies;
  • Internal affairs investigations of high level officials; and
  • Investigation of claims of wrongful conviction

OPIA has a statewide Corruption Tipline:1-844-OPIA-TIP (1-844-674-2847) and all information received through the tipline can remain confidential.

You may report corruption or government fraud online here

 
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OPIA News Headlines
arrow AG Grewal Announces “Excellence in Policing” Initiative to Promote Professionalism, Accountability, and Transparency in Law Enforcement - Initiative Includes New Statewide Policies Regarding Officer-Involved Shootings, Internal Affairs Investigations, Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence, and Other Policing Issues
arrow Attorney Generalís Shooting Response Task Force Investigates Fatal Police-Involved Shooting In Secaucus, N.J.
arrow Former Millville Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges for Using Excessive Force During Arrests of Two Women
arrow Suspended Newark Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Clients of His Law Firm
arrow AG Grewal Launches Unit to Combat Public Corruption and Strengthen Public Confidence in Government and Criminal Justice System - Unit Will Be Led by Longtime Federal Prosecutor Responsible for Prosecuting Numerous Public Officials, Including Multiple Congressmen
arrow Suspended Senior Correctional Police Officer Convicted at Trial of Smuggling Oxycodone, Marijuana & Tobacco to Inmates
arrow Former Correctional Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Smuggle Opioid Painkillers to Inmate in South Woods State Prison.
arrow Former Purchaser for Department of Transportation Sentenced to Prison for Misusing His Authority to Funnel Business to a Friend
arrow Founder of Special Needs School Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail - Rabbi Osher Eisemann also ordered to pay a $250,000 penalty
arrow AG Grewal Announces Creation of Statewide Conviction Review Unit and Statewide Cold Case Network - Hon. Carolyn Murray Steps Down from Bench to Direct One of Nation’s First Statewide Conviction Review Units
arrow Woman Sentenced For Stealing $140,000 In State Pension Benefits
arrow Former Chief Financial Officer for Nonprofit that Serves Individuals with Autism Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $115,000 from Organization
arrow Man Sentenced for Stealing 28 Computers from New Jersey Schools Development Authority While Working for Agency as Temp
arrow Former Purchaser for Department of Transportation Pleads Guilty to Misusing His Authority to Funnel Business to a Friend
arrow Founder of Special Needs School Found Guilty at Trial of Money Laundering and Misconduct by a Corporate Official
arrow Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $140,000 in State Pension Benefits
arrow Former Chief Financial Officer for Nonprofit that Serves Individuals with Autism Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $115,000 from Organization
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