Triple Play is a weekly NJBIZ feature that asks top executives in New Jersey to talk about three things related to their industry.
Paul Fishman has been New Jersey's U.S. attorney since October 2009.
We asked him to name a few cases in his tenure where he felt his office made a real difference. Here are three of his selections:
Conviction of former attorney Paul Bergrin in 2013 on 23 counts, including murder: "Removing him from the system was satisfying, but very tragic for the legal system. I don't take any pleasure in the case, but I think that case made a real difference."
Conviction of former Toms River school district superintendent Michael Ritacco in 2012 on corruption, tax evasion and mail fraud related to bribery: "I think we made a real difference in Toms River, taking somebody out of position from where he had gotten $2 million in bribes."
Conviction of four Camden police officers in 2011 for framing innocent victims: "I think we made a real difference when we prosecuted a handful of Camden police officers who were stealing money from drug dealers and planting evidence on other people to make money, betraying every officer who was their colleague who was honest."