State Settles $1.5 Million Whistleblower Suit for Plaintiff
In 2010, former Hunterdon County prosecutor saw indictment dismissed for what he believed were political reasons
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The state of New Jersey has settled a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Ben Barlyn, awarding the former Hunterdon County prosecutor $1.5 million.
Now a middle school teacher, Barlyn, in 2010, secured an indictment against the county sheriff and others for alleged abuses of power. These included providing a fake sheriff’s badge to a prominent backer of Gov. Chris Christie.
His indictment was tossed out by the attorney general, who was appointed by Christie and a supporter of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
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