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Former Bordentown police chief gets 28 months for lying to FBI

By Nikita Biryukov, May 26 2021 5:42 pm

A former Bordentown police chief was sentenced to 28 months in prison for lying about civil rights violations related to an 18-year-old’s arrest, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced Wednesday.

Frank Nucera, 64, was convicted of making false statements to the FBI about a 2016 arrest. He awaits retrial on one count each of hate crime assault and deprivation of civil rights under color of law after a mistrial.

While responding to a call about two teenagers who were accused of staying at the Bordentown Ramada without paying for their hotel room, Nucera allegedly slammed the 18-year-old’s head into a metal doorjamb.

He later repeatedly told FBI agents he never touched the teenager during the arrest.

He’ll also face two years of supervised release, though his sentence will not begin until the two other counts are resolved.

Molly S. Lorber, Attorney in Charge of the Camden Office, and Senior Civil Rights Counsel R. Joseph Gribko argued for the government.

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