"Trenton Makes, The Mayor Takes" Mack Indicted On Corruption Charges

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Just a few months back we noted the FBI's arrest of Tony Mack, the Mayor of New Jersey's salubrious capital Trenton. Today, via AP, the mayor and his brother have been indicted on eight counts of extortion, bribery, and mail and wire fraud. The Mayor has continued in his position - even since the September arrest - but the  federal indictment relates to an alleged scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for his influence in the development of a garage on city-owned land. Shocked? not so much; but it seems maybe "Trenton Makes, The Mayor Takes" is more appropriate.

 

Via AP:

A federal grand jury has indicted the mayor of New Jersey's capital city on corruption charges.

 

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother and an associate are accused in an eight-count indictment of extortion, bribery, and mail and wire fraud.

 

New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says the charges are related to an alleged scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for Mack's influence in the development of a garage on city-owned land.

 

The indictment was handed up Thursday in Trenton.

 

Mack has continued in his position despite a no-confidence vote by the Trenton City Council after his September arrest.

 

Attorneys for each defendant did not immediately return calls seeking comments.