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Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Launches Corruption Tip Line

Opportunities for fraud and misconduct may increase in the wake of Sandy.

Monmouth residents who suspect corruption by government officials now have a direct line where they can blow the whistle. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) launched a tip line and e-mail address on Friday to take reports of fraud, corruption and abuse by local government agencies.

 “The large majority of public officials render honest and faithful service. But we need the public to help us hold accountable those who betray the public’s trust by committing crimes or using their official positions for their own personal gain and enrichment,” Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Grammiccioni said in a press release issued by the MCPO.

While the office routinely conducts investigations into allegations of fraud or misconduct on the part of public officials, prosecutors are looking to take a more aggressive approach in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, according to the release.  The rebuilding effort will bring an increased flow of financial assistance and projects going out to public bid. The MCPO press release stated that opportunities for misuse of government funds, bribery, embezzlement, or corruption in the contract and bidding process may increase with the availability of these additional funds.

The tip line is available at 855-7-UNJUST (855-786-5878). The MCPO email address for reporting corruption is corruption@co.monmouth.nj.us. Include “Corruption Misconduct Tip” in the subject line. Tips and information can be provided anonymously.

bud November 30, 2012 at 07:25 PM
I would like to report all the phony politicians and "professionals" who appear on the Asbury Park Press Data Universe Pension List. Particularly the ones collecting MULTIPLE phony pensions and MOST of all, the ones collecting over $100,000 per year! Think homeless Sandy victims!!!
anonymous December 01, 2012 at 09:08 AM
Here you go Prosecutor Chris...a nice scam that happened not too far away from your office. Lets see if you have the gonads to go after this big fish: http://newjersey.watchdog.org/2010/10/20/1440/
George Dzurina December 12, 2012 at 01:07 AM
We have many corrupt oficials in the Matawan's Construction Department. John Quinn is the ring leader hiding behind his frail appearance and scratchy voice. The problem here in Matawan and in most Municipalities is these guys like Teflon John really are embedded all the way to the Division of Community Affairs. Mr. Quinn has his connections and the full support of Red Bank Mayor & Matawan Attorney Pat Menna. Pat Menna defends these guys very well as if he had an honest town to work for he would not make any money. Mayor Buccellato makes statements like he did today stating 30 days is not a very long time to get permits processed. I bet Mayor Buccellato has never faced having any problems getting permits for his own private company. Mayor Buccellato knows all about these guys and has even admitted that Mr. Glenn Turner is a problem and was disicplined by the town council along with meeting with Mayor Menna. Mr. Glenn Turner asked me to open my wallet and upon my refusal wrote a $5,000 violation that took (7) months for First Presbyterian Church of Matawan to litigate. This was reported to the DCA over 1 year ago and the DCA is still investigating. Call Mr. Robert Hilzer Esq. (609) 984-7768 - Attorney for the DCA. Nothing gets done and thier most common answer is Govenor Christie has reduced our staff so we cannot do our jobs. Donald Numan - Lt. Govenors Business Action Center has explained and defended himself as the state really has no authority over a Rogue Municipality.

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