HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO WORK FOR THIS LITTLE EGOMANIC IN THE EARLY 90'S AT HIS ILL FATED GO AT OPERATING A RESTAURANT. I SHOULD RUN OUT WHEN HE SAID HE EATS OUT ALOT AND THAT MAKES HIM KNOWLEDGEBLE ON THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE BUISNESS. I WOULD BEG THE PURVEYORS TO BRING MORE PRODUCTS IN WHILE HE DUCKED AND DODGED ON PAYING HIS BILLS. OH HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN. COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED TO A NICER GUY.
Once again, A public official robs us hard working, taxpaying citizens of our hard earned money, and the political connections allow him\her to receive an egregiously lenient sentence. Fred Knapp is an evil crook on par with Madoff if only he had access to more public money. His wife Fran deserves a prison cell right next to him for her crimes. THE AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD WAS IN HER NAME!!! Hotel rooms in Peru??? Please keep this fiend in prison for every day of his sentence. Imagine if this loser had become Mayor of Poughkeepsie?? FRED KNAPP TAKE A DIRT NAP YOU CRETIN!!!!
Far too lenient. His crime wasn't committed against the position of Comptroller, but against every single citizen of the Town. 15 years would be more like it.
WE CAN THANK FORMER BEEKMAN TOWN SUPERVISOR DAN FRENCH FOR GETTING THIS CRIMINAL INTO HIS TOWN POSITION. FRENCH WORKED IN THE COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE WITH THIS THUG AND HIS WIFE FRAN KNAPP, AND TOOK CARE OF HIS PAL BY GIVING HIM THE CUSHY, DO-NOTHING TOWN JOB.
BESIDES GIVING THIS THUG HIS JOB, FRENCH GAVE HIS OTHER FRIENDS DO-NOTHING JOBS IN THE TOWN OFFICES, AFTER GETTING RID OF SOME PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN THERE.
FRENCH, INEXPERIENCED AND INCOMPETENT, WAS SEEN AS A "RISING STAR" IN LOCAL AND REGIONAL POLITICS, BEFORE HE CRASHED AND BURNED. THANK GOD HE DID. HE JUST BROUGHT MORE OF THE SAME OLD CORRUPT, OLD-STYLE, BACK-ROOM DEALING, POLITICAL MACHINE POLITICS FROM THE DUTCHESS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MACHINE.
HE TOOK CARE OF HIS FRIENDS AND USED THE JOB FOR HIS OWN BENEFIT.
That sentence is a disgrace. He should have been sentence to 12 years or more, Anyone else would have received a n sentence of 12 years of more for the same crime. Both he and his wife have robbed taxpayers and she too should have been sent to prison. 94 felonies and a slap on the wrist......Something is wrong with our judicial system.....
HE WILL PROBABLY SERVE 3 YEARS AND BE RELEASED, WHAT KIND OF SENTENCE IS THAT. HIS HOUSE,SAVINGS AND PENTION SHOULD BE USED TO PAY BACK THE TOWN.
It is unthinkable that someone with the public trust would be so awful and have no sense of honor, commitment and concern for anyone except himself. He stole more than money. He stole our trust and pride in elected officials who are in a position of honesty and to provide generous service, not generous self-service. Where were and are his morals and scruples. Shame on Fred Knapp.
It actually is quite a lenient sentence. It should have been harsher, the whole family's paychecks should be confiscated, and all should be made to contribute to pay back the money.
to fall back on the insurance to recover the money is one option. why shouldn't he pay back every cent. beekman taxpayers should attend his first parole hearing and keep him where crooks belong IN JAIL.
if any guy robbed a bank for a few thousand dollars he'd get 10-20 years -- This is a disgrace to be able to be out on parole in three years. Double standard for white collar versus other criminals. Both Knapps have ripped off taxpayers for decades