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    NJ Attorney General to Resign, Work for Rutgers: AP
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    N.J. acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announces the the arrests of seven alleged members and associates of the New York based Genovese organized crime family in Newark, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014. The attorney general's office alleges the suspects reaped millions of dollars through loansharking, sports gambling, unlicensed check-cashing and money laundering. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    Acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman is resigning to take a job at Rutgers University.

    Two people with direct knowledge of the move tell The Associated Press that he will become senior vice president and general counsel for the university. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly before the official announcement.

    Hoffman has been the state's top law enforcement official since June 2013.

    At Rutgers, the 50-year-old Marlton resident will oversee an office of about 18 attorneys.

    Hoffman's move is to be announced by Rutgers Thursday afternoon.

    During Hoffman's tenure the attorney general's office has focused on gang violence and the rise in heroin and opiate addiction, and has taken steps toward outfitting police with body cameras.

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