"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.

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Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:26 | 3040337 Seasmoke
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oh but NJ wasnt one of the top 11 TAKERS !!!!



Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:36 | 3040381 DoChenRollingBearing
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New Jersey corrupt?  Maybe more so than Peru?

¡No me digas!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:26 | 3040338 JustObserving
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Only the small fish get caught.  The ex-governor of New Jersey has immunity from the law.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:27 | 3040348 ParkAveFlasher
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Fuck you, Corzine!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:37 | 3040384 TruthInSunshine
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From:      The Offices of The Hon. Jon S. Corzine

To:         My fellow Americans & Patriots, ever vigilant


Dear Fellow Citizens,

I wish to congratulate all those in the prosecutor's office and law enforcement who have begun the process of shutting down the graft & corruption in Trenton. This first salvo may have been long overdue, but it could never have been too late.

As an American Citizen who believes that holding publicly elected officials to the highest standard of integrity is one of the most critical linchpins of our continued prosperity, I hope that this is the first of many steps taken to restore the public's trust in the competency and honesty of their elected officials.

Finally, I and my family wish all of you the most joyous holiday season, and may God bless the United States of America.




The Hon. Jon S. Corzine*

*Former United States Senator (D-NJ), Former Governor of New Jersey, Former CEO of Goldman Sachs, Former CEO of MF Global (a former Primary Dealer), and prominent Obama Bundler

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:10 | 3040516 LongSoupLine
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i think i just soiled in my armor.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:17 | 3040542 zerozulu
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New law of the land: retail fraud is punished and wholesale fraud is protected.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:32 | 3040355 Cognitive Dissonance
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Clearly Mack the Knife Mayor didn't cover all the angles.

<Including the one he sits on.>

Nice effort Mack, but nobody can beat Buddy Cianci.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:47 | 3040436 LongSoupLine
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At least Buddy improved the city of Providence.  Trenton got worse.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:15 | 3040505 Cognitive Dissonance
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Same city, two different scoundrels. Still doesn't come close to Buddy and Little Italy aka Providence, RI. Buddy got two shots at fame, returning a second time as mayor even after his first conviction only to be convicted again on different charges. Says a lot about the mob citizen voters as well.

<Swing for the fences Buddy. Swing batter batter, swing.>

"Cianci was forced by law to resign from office for the first time in 1984 after pleading guilty to assaulting a Bristol, RI contractor with a lit cigarette, an ashtray and a fireplace log."

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:05 | 3040858 SnobGobbler
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...crook mayor can be described in two words....  Kwame Kilpatrick.  Brings a whole new level to the game of scum-sucker; this guy stole over a mil, helped his buddies, lives in a mansion in texas; best part is his wife helps launder his money.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:32 | 3040370 FubarNation
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Not worth it for 119K. He needs to pal around with Jonny C and learn to dream big.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:37 | 3040382 Big Corked Boots
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Despite the neon sign, Trenton has not "Made" anything in years, aside from overbearing regulations, tax giveaways to certain blue groups, and corrupt politicians.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:16 | 3040539 Watts_D_Matter
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I beg to differ...Trenton does produce beautiful alpha numberic metal items for the DMV....License plates!

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:36 | 3040386 slackrabbit
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It should have been.....  “Zimmerman Flew, Tyler Knew”.... ;-)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:37 | 3040389 LongSoupLine
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Trenton...fucking shithole.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:40 | 3040406 Freddie
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It is Palm Beach or Beverly Hills compared to Camden.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:42 | 3040396 Freddie
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Well at least Trenton can claim it is a nicer place than Camden and Newark.  Hell is a better place than Camden.   Sad to say a famous Revolutionary battle was fought in or near Trenton.   

If the Framers knew that the US would turn into ObamaVille - they probably would have said forget it.   Washington, Adams, et al would puke if they saw Corzine and that fat RINO Spingsteen-loving f**k Christie.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:52 | 3040454 Fascist Dictator
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You're right, but it also depends on where in Trenton. By the Delaware River it's not too bad (just be careful of the drive-by shooters on ATV's) but as you get further inland, it gets a little dicey.....lol. Once you get past Lawrenceville, it gets a bit better, but not much.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:41 | 3040411 Ned Zeppelin
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(old one)

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 16:48 | 3040435 Glass Seagull
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Why does there always seem to be a brother involved in schemes like this? 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:02 | 3040494 DeadFinks
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He'd probably get reelected even if he went to prison. Trenton is probably no differnet than Detroit, DC or Chicago in this regard.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:09 | 3040514 10mm
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Let's not forget Mack daddy sits on Blomburgs mayors against gun council shit.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 18:34 | 3040736 Wakanda
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What a perverse joy it is for me to watch some of the stankiest turds float to the top of the sewer AKA Nooo Joisey.

Corzine, Mack, just the cream of the fetid crop.  There are thousands more smelly shits ready to bob to the surface.

The Second American Revolution - exit #? on da Nooo Joisey Pawkway.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:36 | 3040953 Gamma735
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Keep on hugging the President, Gov. Christie and there is no way Texas will vote for you in the next Presidental election.

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