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Neil M. Cohen

Born: Feb 11, 1951

Birthplace: Newark

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Neil M. Cohen

Date of Birth : Feb 11, 1951
Birth Place : Newark

Neil M. Cohen is an American Democratic Party politician, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1994 to 2008, where he represented the 20th Legislative District. Cohen was hospitalized and placed in psychiatric care on July 24, 2008, after investigators from the New Jersey Attorney General's office removed a state-issued computer from his legislative office as part of an investigation into claims that the computer had been used to store child pornography. State Senator Raymond Lesniak and Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, who represent the same district and share a common office in Union Township, notified authorities after staffers had discovered the material on the computer in question. Cohen resigned from the General Assembly on July 28, 2008, submitting a one-sentence letter of resignation stating "Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, effective immediately", and offering no explanation for his actions. The resignation was accepted immediately by Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts. Democratic committee members from the district selected Annette Quijano to fill Cohen's vacancy.


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