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

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.