N.J. Police Chief Convicted of Insurance Fraud Is Removed From Job

May 31, 2012

A judge on Wednesday ordered a convicted New Jersey police chief to forfeit his job.

A jury convicted Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa of official misconduct and insurance fraud two weeks ago.

The Record newspaper reports the judge granted a request from Zisa’s lawyer to postpone a decision on whether Zisa will have to forfeit his pension until he’s sentence on Aug. 15.

The judge says an attorney representing Zisa’s ex-wife has said she’s entitled to part of the pension under the couple’s divorce settlement.

Zisa’s attorney plans to appeal the conviction. Zisa was police chief for 15 years and was a state assemblyman for 8 years. Members of his family held the top elected and appointed positions in Hackensack for decades.

Latest Comments

  • June 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Bigfellah says:
    You fellas have to understand the mentality of public "servants" in NJ. There is a climate of corruption, exceeded only by Illinois. The thinking goes: "I know that others hav... read more
  • June 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    paul says:
    don't give him the pension. why reward him in jail? divide it up amongst the others who deserve it.
  • May 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    wudchuck says:
    CONVICTED! interesting because this is not the only case i read today that involved lawmen! they are supposed to protect and defend the laws of our country. it's ashame, so... read more
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