Gov. Chris Christie has added another former federal prosecutor to his administration.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

The governor named Eric Kanefsky as chief of the state's Division of Consumer Affairs on Wednesday. He succeeds Thomas Calcagni, another former federal prosecutor who now works as counsel to Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa.

Kanefsky will report to Chiesa, who also is a former federal prosecutor.

Kanefsky will serve as the consumer affairs division's acting director until the state Senate considers his nomination. But a hearing date has not yet been scheduled.

Kanefsky joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey in December 2008, just as Christie departed as the state's U.S. attorney. Most recently, he served in the office's Special Prosecutions Unit.

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