George Norcross' longtime lawyer called to step down from Rutgers Board of Governors

According to court documents, Bill Tambussi played an important role in a yearslong racketeering scheme that took tens of millions of dollars from taxpayers.

Lanette Espy

Jun 20, 2024, 11:16 AM

Updated 29 days ago

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A faculty union at Rutgers is calling for the removal of George Norcross's longtime personal attorney Bill Tambussi from the board of governors at the university following racketeering charges.
Norcross, a 68-year-old democratic political power broker, is facing a 13-count indictment. Tambussi, 61, of Brigantine, is also accused of racketeering.
Union representatives and the organization New Jersey Working Families are calling for the lawyer to step down in light of the investigation. This comes after groups previously filed a lawsuit to remove Tambussi for violating residency requirements by moving out of Camden County. A hearing on that case is scheduled for next Thursday.
According to court documents, Tambussi played an important role in the yearslong racketeering scheme that took tens of millions of dollars from taxpayers. Norcross, Tambussi and four others are facing racketeering charges that were filed by New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin.
"The allegations are very serious, they are deeply disturbing, let there be no doubt about that. Period. Secondly, as I said about Sen. Menendez, as disturbing as the allegations may be, this is America. Citizens are innocent until proven guilty and that’s the way it should be,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in response to the indictment.
Norcross is due in court on July 9.


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