02/02/2001

New rules on ousting corrupt sheriffs; recent plea deal points to need
[Bergen County, NJ]

Paulo Lima, Staff Writer
January 25, 2001, Thursday
Copyright 2001 Bergen Record Corp.
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
January 25, 2001, Thursday; All Editions

(BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.) --In the wake of deposed Bergen County Sheriff Joseph Ciccone's guilty plea to misconduct charges, the county prosecutor is calling for closer oversight of the sheriffs throughout the state.

Ciccone, who admitted defrauding the county and shaking down officers to pad his campaign war chest, was forced out of office two weeks ago with a promise that prosecutors would seek only probation.

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