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Atlantic City Mayor the Latest to Learn of NJ Forfeiture Act’s ‘Teeth’

New Jersey Law Journal

October 23, 2019

Peter G. Verniero, Chair of Sills Cummis’ Corporate Internal Investigations and Appellate Practice Groups, is quoted in this article about the New Jersey Forfeiture of Public Office statute.

“‘New Jersey’s forfeiture of office statute has been applied on numerous occasions to underscore the public’s intolerance for public corruption,' said Peter Verniero, a former state Supreme Court justice and state attorney general, and currently a partner at Sills Cummis & Gross in Newark. 'The forfeiture process is undertaken under judicial supervision and is relatively straightforward.'

“‘From that perspective, it can serve as an additional deterrence to unlawful conduct,’ added Verniero.”