Ex-NJ Police Chief, Lawmaker Gets 5 Years For Misconduct

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A former Hackensack, N.J., police chief and onetime state legislator was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison without parole after he was convicted of official misconduct and insurance fraud for interfering in the investigation of a car accident.

The five-year sentence issued by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Joseph Conte represents the minimum allowed on a second degree official misconduct charge, which stems from allegations that Charles "Ken" Zisa interfered in a 2008 car accident in which his girlfriend was suspected of drunken driving, according...
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