Hudson County Mosquito Commission Embezzlements
After the SCI probe, December 1970 public hearing and report (contained
in the 1970 Annual Report), the Mosquito Commission was abolished,
resulting in an annual county budget reduction of $500,000.
After the SCI referred its findings to the Hudson County Prosecutor, a
Grand Jury in 1971 handed up conspiracy and embezzlement indictments
against the Mosquito Commissionís executive director, his two sons, his
secretary and the Commissionís engineer and foreman. The executive
director pleaded guilty to embezzlement in 1972 and was sentenced to
two-to-four years in jail. His sons were fined $1,000 each and placed on
four-year probation. The other indictments were dismissed.