FEAR-List Bulletin posted by John Paff, 9/28/95
The US Attorney in Newark announced today (9/28) that a 33 count federal indictment was handed down against Somerset County (NJ) Prosecutor Nicholas L. Bissell and his wife Barbara.
Details are sketchy at the time of this release, but news reports state that the charges include mail fraud, conspiracy, perjury, tax evasion, financial aid fraud and obstruction.
It was reported that two of the 33 counts related to improprieties in
Bissell's handling of a forfeiture of two building lots owned by James
Giuffre of Warren. The remaining counts related to Bissell's improper use
of his office to benefit service stations that he owned, and failure to
pay income tax on $264,000 skimmed from service station receipts.