New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced two new programs: 1) a $25K Anti-Corruption Reward for public tips that lead to conviction, and 2) a Whistleblower Program that may allow lower-level defendants to avoid prosecution by revealing corruption that nets bigger fish.
The programs were inspired by the arrest of Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet for soliciting a bribe from a local businessman, who reported the crime to authorities and worked with them to bring Chalet to justice.
The Attorney General’s new programs hopefully will foster more public oversight and better, more accountable governance.
Attorney General Announces Two New Initiatives to Fight Corruption, Including Reward Program Offering $25,000 for Tips From Public
Office of the Attorney General, State of New Jersey
May 9, 2017
$25,000 could be yours for reporting N.J. corruption
by Owen Proctor
May 9, 2017 | updated May 12, 2017