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  Director of the Division of Criminal Justice  
 
Division of Criminal Justice Director
Elie Honig
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Elie Honig was sworn in as the Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice on Feb. 27, 2013.  Since September 2012, Honig had served as Deputy Director of the Division of Criminal Justice, overseeing the Division’s Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau, Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau, and Specialized Crimes Bureau.

Prior to joining the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Honig worked for eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecuting and trying cases involving organized crime, human trafficking, public corruption, and violent crime. From 2010 through 2012, Honig served as Deputy Chief, and later Co-Chief, of the Organized Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office in 2004, Honig worked as an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C.

Honig obtained his undergraduate degree with highest honors from Rutgers College (New Brunswick) in 1997, and his law degree with honors from Harvard Law School in 2000.

While working in the Organized Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Honig successfully prosecuted over 100 members and associates of La Cosa Nostra, including Genovese Organized Crime Family Acting Boss Matthew Ianniello, Genovese Family Captain Ciro Perrone, Gambino Organized Crime Family Boss Daniel Marino, Gambino Family Consigliere Joseph Corozzo, and Gambino Organized Crime Family Captain Alphonse Trucchio. Honig also led a Southern District trial team that obtained the murder conviction of Angelo Prisco, a Genovese Organized Crime Family Captain, as well as the trial team that obtained multiple murder convictions of Arthur Nigro, the former Acting Boss of the Genovese Crime Family, and two other Genovese Family associates.

Outside the realm of organized crime, Honig obtained convictions of seven New York City Department of Education officers on charges of bribery and public corruption, including one defendant who was convicted at trial. Honig also led the prosecution of 30 defendants charged with sex trafficking, forced labor, alien smuggling and other crimes, which resulted in the convictions of all defendants, including five who were convicted at trial.

Honig lives with his wife and two children in Middlesex County.

 
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