HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In what she called a “sheer betrayal and disgrace of the sacred oaths taken by those who wear a badge,” Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez has ordered an immediate internal affairs investigation into money that was recently discovered missing at the Prosecutor’s Office.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Suarez revealed that various denominations of cash recovered from several separate cases have gone missing. All of the missing cash was recovered from scenes and was being temporarily held for safekeeping, the statement said, and kept in temporary storage in locked safes at the Prosecutor’s Office with limited access by investigative staff.
“What compounds this even more is the fact that members of the Prosecutor’s Office are held to an even higher standard when it comes to integrity and trust,” Suarez added before offering an assurance that “every angle will be examined.”
“We are confident that we will find who was responsible for this and hold them accountable under the law,” Suarez said of the investigation that will be conducted by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Public Integrity Unit, Internal Affairs Section and will also include a full audit of other cases and a review of the procedures for the safekeeping of cash and property.
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