Christopher Gramiccioni has been named acting Monmouth County prosecutor, officials said Tuesday.
The appointment was made by the Office of the Attorney General. Gramiccioni, a Wall Township resident, was sworn in to the position Sunday by state Superior Court Judge Thomas F. Scully, Gramiccioni said in an interview Tuesday.
Gramiccioni, 40, joined the Prosecutor’s Office in February 2011 and held the position of first assistant to former Prosecutor Peter Warshaw Jr., who last week was named to a judgeship by a vote of the state Senate.
Gramiccioni's promotion leads a shuffle within the office.
Richard E. Incremona becomes first assistant Monmouth County prosecutor. Incremona, a career prosecutor, was sworn in Monday. He was one of two deputy first assistant prosecutors and director of investigations.
Kevin M. Clark will remain in his post as deputy first assistant prosecutor, and Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux was named the director of investigations.
There was no word Tuesday when, or whether, the "acting'' would be removed from Gramiccioni's title.
A former U.S. Navy JAG officer, Grammicioni left active duty in 2002. He continues to serve as a Lt. commander in the Naval Reserves.
Gramiccioni received his undergraduate degree from Towson University in Maryland in 1994 and his a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1998.
He is a former assistant U.S. Attorney, working out of the New Jersey office from 2002 until he joined the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in 2011.
Gramiccioni spent a year at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland, orchestrating a year-long criminal investigation involving a company suspected of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
He met his wife, Deborah, while both worked in that office. She later joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. She is currently the deputy chief of staff for policy in the governor’s office. The couple have three children.