New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced his nomination of Tracy Thompson as insurance fraud prosecutor.
Thompson has led the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in an acting capacity since March 2018. Her nomination, which will be formally submitted during the next Senate quorum, will go to the state Senate for their advice and consent.
Thompson has served as acting insurance fraud prosecutor since March 2018 when she was appointed by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. In this position, Thompson supervises a staff of 100 who investigate and prosecute all types of insurance fraud, including health care, auto, Medicaid, disability and workers’ compensation. This office also coordinates the anti-fraud activities of the state and local investigating agencies and prosecutors.
She has worked for the Attorney General’s office for 20 years, having served as counsel to the director of the Division of Criminal Justice and deputy attorney general in the Division of Criminal Justice.
Thompson has served in several capacities in the Department of Law & Public Safety, including as 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.
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.
Prior to her service with the Attorney General’s office, Thompson was an assistant prosecutor in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. 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.
Source: State of New Jersey Office of Governor Phil Murphy
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