The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Prosecutions Unit handles the investigation and prosecution of complex financial matters, official misconduct by elected or appointed officials, insurance fraud, human trafficking, bribery, kickback schemes, election law violations, identity theft, bias crimes, Open Public Meeting Act violations, welfare fraud, and computer crimes, among other offenses.

Whenever a member of the public has a question that cannot be easily answered by one of the other investigative units, they are directed to the Special Prosecutions Unit. Questions have ranged from something as simple as how to get bail money returned to inquiries about complex fraud or identity theft schemes.

The Unit is also charged with the responsibility of investigating and prosecuting crimes that involve misconduct by those in a position of public trust. The subjects of these matters may include elected or appointed public officials as well as law enforcement officers who misuse their positions and attorneys who misappropriate the funds of their clients.