Union Off Hook For Defense Of Convicted Ex-NJ Police Chief

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT) -- A former New Jersey police chief and one-time state legislator who is awaiting sentencing for official misconduct and insurance fraud is not entitled to have his legal bills paid for by the state police union, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

Former Hackensack Police Chief Charles “Ken” Zisa had previously won a ruling in trial court that the New Jersey State PBA-LPP, a member-funded benefit sponsored by the New Jersey State Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, owed him defense costs for the charges against him.

In overturning that...
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