A Monmouth County man, who had worked as a Hudson County sheriff’s officer, has been sentenced to five years in state prison for signing fake documents for a bounty hunter in exchange for cash, authorities said.
William Chadwick, 59, a Keansburg resident and former Hudson County sheriff’s officer, was ordered Friday to serve the prison sentence by state Superior Court Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz, sitting in Morris County. Chadwick pleaded guilty on July 14, 2009 to second-degree official misconduct. Chadwick must also forfeit $5,500 in illegal cash gifts that he admitted receiving from Mikhaeil, according to a news release from acting state Attorney General John J. Hoffman.
Another defendant, Alberto Vasquez, 46, of Apex, North Carolina, who is a former Hudson County Sheriff’s Office detective, was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail as a condition of four years of probation, authorities said. He must forfeit $3,500 in illegal cash gifts, the news release said. Vasquez pleaded guilty in 2010 to a third-degree charge of official misconduct.
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