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Sikh Lawyer named county prosecutor in New Jersey

October 7, 2013 | By

New Jersey, USA (October 07, 2013): It is learnt from various media reports that the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has formally nominated a Sikh lawyer Gurbir Singh Grewal to be the next Bergen county prosecutor. According to inforamtion, if confirmed by the State Senate, Grewal would become the first prosecutor Sikh to occupy that office.

Sikh named county prosecutor in New Jersey

Sikh named County Prosecutor in New Jersey

According to news reports: “[s]ince 2010, Grewal has worked at the US Attorney’s Office in Newark as the Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit and Computer Hacking and IP Crimes Unit”. He previously worked at the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York as an Assistant US Attorney at the Business and Securities Fraud Unit.

“With his experience as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Grewal has the right credentials and background to be the chief law enforcement officer for Bergen County,” Christie reportedly said while announcing his intent to nominate Gurbir Singh Grewal.

“He also brings diversity to a highly diverse county, which will serve him and the community well,” Christie added.

It is notable that Gurbir Singh Grewal, who earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and holds a Juris Doctorate from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law from the College of William & Mary, would replace retiring prosecutor John Molinelli.

Grewal is a past president of the South Asian Bar Association of New York, and a member of the New Jersey Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association.

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