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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wins Meritorious Service Award

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa L. Jampol will be recognized by the New Jersey Women In Law Enforcement Inc. (NJWLE) with a 2016 Meritorious Service Award at a ceremony today at the organization’s annual conference in New Brunswick.

 “I am proud to celebrate this extremely talented member of our staff,” said U.S. Attorney Fishman. “And I’m delighted that NJWLE recognizes the important contributions our office makes to law enforcement.”

Jampol was honored for her exceptional achievement in carrying out her duties. Since joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2005, she has served with distinction in the office’s Violent Crimes Unit, Organized Crime & Gangs Unit, and the Health Care and Government Fraud Unit. She is being recognized for her excellent advocacy and litigation skills and her unwavering dedication to justice.

Jampol led the prosecution team that obtained the 2015 convictions of Carolyn Jackson and John E. Jackson for subjecting the three young, developmentally delayed children that they fostered and adopted to an ongoing course of physical abuse, cruelty, malnourishment, and neglect. Jampol has investigated and prosecuted numerous members of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims Sets of the Bloods Street gang in northern New Jersey for racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, and distribution of narcotics. She has also prosecuted a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme carried out by a blood laboratory company, which paid doctors bribes in exchange for patient referrals and for ordering unnecessary tests.

Founded in 2004, the NJWLE is a professional organization of both men and women who work together to strengthen public recognition of the unique contributions of women to the profession of law enforcement through the celebration of diversity and collaborative leadership.

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16-150
Updated September 2, 2016