New Jersey News: Governor Murphy Nominates Tracy Thompson as Insurance Fraud Prosecutor of the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

New Jersey News: Governor Murphy Nominates Tracy Thompson as Insurance Fraud Prosecutor of the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy nominated Tracy Thompson to become insurance fraud prosecutor of the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, a position which is subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.

“I am confident that Tracy Thompson’s nomination as insurance fraud prosecutor will further set New Jersey on the path to becoming a stronger and fairer state for all residents,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Her years of experience with the Attorney General’s Office and as an attorney in various levels of state government demonstrate a commitment to public service and Tracy’s commitment to the people of New Jersey.”

“I am honored by this opportunity to continue my career serving the people of the state of New Jersey,” said Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Tracy Thompson. “I want to thank Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal for trusting me to coordinate public and private anti-insurance fraud efforts; protect New Jersey’s residents from insurance fraud schemes; and enforcing some of the toughest insurance fraud laws in the country.”

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal appointed Tracy M. Thompson to serve as New Jersey’s Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in March 2018. Thompson joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2001, serving as a Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Justice. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

Thompson joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2001, serving as a Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Justice. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Within the Attorney General’s Office, Thompson most recently served as Counsel to the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice. In that role, she advised the Director on a broad range of law enforcement policy matters, oversaw the Division’s Litigation Academy, and served as a liaison between the Division and other governmental agencies. Thompson has also served as chair of the New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force where she represented the Attorney General and worked with the National District Attorneys Association’s Human Trafficking Working Group. She also served as faculty to the National Attorneys General Trial & Research Institute and the NJ Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute. Thompson has served in several capacities in the Department of Law & Public Safety, including: Deputy Director of the Office of Government Integrity; Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Fiscal Oversight; Special Assistant to the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice; and in the Financial Crimes Unit.

During her nine-year tenure at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Thompson headed the Domestic Violence Unit and prosecuted child abuse, sexual assault, arson and narcotics cases.

Thompson received her law degree from Temple University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in African-American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Thompson began serving as Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor on March 26.

The mission of the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) is to conduct full and fair investigations to ensure successful criminal prosecutions, civil adjudications, licensing sanctions or other appropriate dispositions and to serve as the focal point for the coordination of all anti-insurance fraud activities statewide. OIFP serves as the focal point for all criminal, civil and administrative prosecutions of Medicaid and insurance fraud. The Office also coordinates all insurance-related anti-fraud activities of State and local departments and agencies.

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SOURCE: news provided by NJ.GOV

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