|Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman appointed Christopher Iu to serve as New Jersey’s Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in December 2015. Under New Jersey law, the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor is charged with investigating all types of insurance fraud and coordinating the anti-fraud activities of state and local investigating agencies and prosecutors. The insurance Fraud Prosecutor also leads New Jersey’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which recovers large sums annually on behalf of the state through criminal and civil actions. In this position, Prosecutor Iu supervises a staff of 100 and manages an annual budget of $20 million.
Iu joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2011, serving as Special Assistant to the Attorney General. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Essex County Prosecutors Office.
In his capacity as an Assistant Prosecutor, Iu was assigned to the Juvenile Unit, Trial Team and Homicide Squad, and prosecuted hundreds of cases including narcotics distribution, aggravated assaults, armed robberies and homicides. Prior to becoming an Assistant Prosecutor, Iu clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Falcone, J.S.C., then Assignment Judge of Essex County.
In the Office of the Attorney General, Iu works with the Juvenile Justice Commission, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Division on Civil Rights, and on special projects with the Division of Criminal Justice and the Division of State Police. Iu also serves as a liaison with the Governor’s Policy Office and other departments of State government. Iu received his undergraduate degree in 2000 from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and his law degree in 2003 from Seton Hall University School of Law.