LITTLE SILVER: EX-TROOPER SENTENCED

AUTHORITIES_LS1-2014A former State Trooper from Little Silver was sentenced Thursday for falsifying audit reports.

Glenn Mannino, 52, a former sergeant and assistant unit head of the Criminal Justice Information System Control Unit, was sentenced by a Superior Court judge in Mercer County to one year of probation, conditioned upon 50 hours of community service, according to an announcement by state acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.

Mannino pleaded guilty in February to tampering with records regarding audits of the computer system, which provides crime records to law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey.

As a result of the guilty plea, he forfeited his job with the State Police and is permanently barred from public employment.

From the AG’s announcement:

The unit to which Mannino was assigned is responsible for the integrity and security of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System, a computer system that provides access to criminal justice information – including criminal history records, motor vehicle records, and information on fugitives, stolen property and missing persons – to more than 700 law enforcement agencies statewide. The system provides access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and the State Police unit is designated by the FBI as the agency responsible for ensuring that system users in New Jersey comply with NCIC policy requirements related to security and proper use of the system.

Mannino’s duties included conducting audits of agencies that use the Criminal Justice Information System to ensure compliance with the security policies and requirements. The state’s investigation revealed that, on at least 26 occasions between October 2009 and June 2011, Mannino fabricated audit reports for law enforcement agencies that he was assigned to audit but that he did not, in fact, audit. He falsely claimed to have visited the agencies, and to further conceal his failure to conduct these audits, he made false timekeeping entries indicating he conducted the audits.

Mannino was suspended without pay after he was charged by complaint in April 2013.

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