TRENTON After six years as state comptroller, Matthew Boxer will be stepping down to take a job in the private sector, Gov. Christie announced Thursday.
Boxer "shined significant light" on problems at the state and local level, "because of the resources we gave him," Christie said at a Statehouse news conference.
He said Boxer's choice to step down was "regrettable for people of the state and me."
Boxer announced in July that an investigation by his office had turned up "widespread fraud" in 15 school districts, with public employees lying about their incomes to receive free lunches for their children.