EAST WINDSOR – Former Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin is due in court next week to face drunken driving charges from a December arrest in East Windsor, authorities said Friday. Valentin, 49, who currently works as an attorney in the civil rights division of the Attorney General’s Office, is scheduled to appear in East Windsor Municipal… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 26th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: DUI, Luis Valentin, Manalapan, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office | Comments Off on Ex-Monmouth County prosecutor charged with drunken driving
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, a Navy Reserve JAG Lt. Commander, will be deployed to Afghanistan, according to a report on Middletown Patch. He is to report for 9 month tour on active duty in August for combat zone training and will be sent overseas in September.
Gramiccioni joined the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in February of 2011 as First Assistant Prosecutor after a 9 year stint in the U.S. Attorney’s Office where he was part of Chris Christie’s team of federal prosecutors. Word in the legal community was that Gramiccioni was Christie’s first choice to replace Luis Valentin as prosecutor in 2010, but the Wall Township resident was 18 months short of the residency requirement. Long time 1st Assistant Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw, Jr was named prosecutor. Once Gramiccioni met the residency requirements to be prosecutor, Warshaw was nominated to the Superior Court Bench and Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa appointed Gramiccioni Acting Prosecutor pending confirmation of his nomination by the State Senate.
In Afghanistan Gramiccioni will be assisting with setting up legal procedures and helping to establish a Western-like judicial system for detainees. He told Patch that he will monitor events at the office from the war zone, but that Richard E. Incremona, first assistant prosecutor and Kevin Clark, deputy first assistant prosecutor, would be running the day-to-day operation of the office.
Posted: March 21st, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor, Afghanistan, Christopher Gramiccioni, Luis Valentin, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Peter Warshaw | 2 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Former Monmouth County Prosecutor John Kaye is the new president of the Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club.
Kaye takes over from Wayne Pomanowski who served as president for the maximum two years allowed by the club’s bylaws. 1st Vice President Gerri Popkin and 2nd Vice President Bob Burlew were unable to step up to the presidency due to other obligations. Howell Chairman John Costigan, the club Sergeant-At-Arms, declined the post because he is running to replace Monmouth GOP Chairman John Bennett on the GOP State Committee. Pomanowski said he suggested Kaye to Bennett.
Bennett said that Kaye was the unanimous choice of the club’s trustees at their January meeting. All other officers, except Pomanowski, retained their previous club offices. Pomanowski remains on the board.
The choice struck me as odd given 1) the wealth of up and coming talent in the Monmouth GOP and 2) Kaye’s rocky historical relationship with Govenor Chris Christie including the controversy surrounding Kaye towards the end of his distinguished 23 year career as Monmouth County Prosecutor.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth GOP Affiliated Club | Tags: Bob Burlew, Chris Christie, Gerri Popkin, Governor Tom Kean, John Bennett, John Costigan, John Kaye, Luis Valentin, Richard Codey, Wayne Pomanowski | 1 Comment »