– Attorney General Anne Milgram and
Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that a Morris County sheriff’s
officer has been charged with official misconduct
for giving special treatment to a jail inmate
in expectation of payment.
to Director Gramiccioni, Lee C. Maimone, 42,
of Mount Olive, was charged by criminal complaint
with second-degree official misconduct.
complaint, filed in Belleville Township Municipal
Court on Feb. 26, charges that Maimone, a
Morris County sheriff’s officer who
served as a corrections officer at the Morris
County Jail, extended unauthorized special
treatment to an inmate in expectation that,
in return, he would receive approximately
$60,000. Maimone allegedly accepted partial
payment of several thousand dollars for his
was charged as a result of an investigation
by the New Jersey State Police Official Corruption
Unit, Division of Criminal Justice and Morris
County Prosecutor’s Office. The Morris
County Sheriff’s Office assisted in
was suspended without pay from his job as
a sheriff’s officer after being charged.
He will be ordered to appear in court at a
later date to answer the charge.
crimes carry a maximum sentence of 10 years
in state prison and a $150,000 fine. The charge
is merely an accusation and the defendant
is presumed innocent until proven guilty.