FEAR-List Bulletin posted by Brenda Grantland, 9/29/95
Yesterday's indictment of NJ prosecutor Nicholas Bissell is a victory for F.E.A.R., and especially for F.E.A.R. Board Secretary John Paff.
Paff, the first President of F.E.A.R. (1992-93), took on Bissell in
early 1992 when he first sniffed out the hanky panky in Bissell's
administration of the forfeiture fund. When Bissell refused to turn over financial reports on the county forfeiture fund, John went to the county freeholders (the legislative board that runs the county) and demanded that they force Bissell to produce the documents.
John continued to dog Bissell for years, as the scandal slowing caught roots in the press, and finally got the attention of the federal Justice Department. With thirty-three federal counts against him (two counts arising out of a forfeiture case) Bissell is facing a lot of time.
Maybe they'll get a superceding indictment and throw in a few forfeiture
counts, so we can see how much Bissell likes forfeiture from the other
Reporters who need more details on the decline and fall of Nick Bissell should e-mail John Paff at firstname.lastname@example.org.