N.J. attorney general stepping down to investigate financial crimes with SEC

 N.J. attorney general stepping down to investigate financial crimes with SEC

New Jersey’s longest-serving attorney general in decades is stepping down to take a job investigating financial crimes with a federal agency.

Gurbir Grewal said Tuesday he will lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, which regulates financial markets.

“Through his efforts standing up to the Trump administration’s attacks on New Jersey and our diverse communities, instituting historic reforms in policing, and leading the fight against gun violence, Attorney General Grewal has been an invaluable member of our administration,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. “Though we’ll miss his leadership, I know he’s the right person to protect investors all across the nation.”

Murphy will name an interim attorney general this week to finish out the term which ends in January, according to spokeswoman Alyana Alfaro.

Grewal begins his new position July 26. The chair of the U.S. Securities and…

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