Know of any public corruption in N.J.? AG offering $25K reward to tipsters
NEWARK -- For a limited time only, the state Attorney General's Office is offering up to a $25,000 reward for information leading to convictions in public corruption cases.
The state is also giving some whistleblowing conspirators a chance to avoid prosecution in exchange for revealing previously unknown schemes.
Speaking to reporters at the Essex County Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday morning, following the guilty plea of a Bloomfield councilman who admitted taking bribes, Attorney General Christopher Porrino said the pending resolution of Elias Chalet's case comes on the heels of progress in other corruption cases, including the March indictment of Paterson mayor Joey Torres.
But investigators know there are more cases out there they still don't know about. "The message is we want tipsters to come forward now," he said.