Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mayor Tony Mack ARRESTED in massive corruption probe

A mayor in New Jersey's capital city is in some legal hot water after he was taken away in handcuffs by the FBI following a massive corruption probe focused on his office.

Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, was arrested on Monday - along with seven others - the latest step in the continued corruption investigation.

Court papers showed Mack was caught taking bribes as part of an FBI sting.

Mack's brother, Ralphiel, and convicted sex offender and campaign contributor Joseph Giorgianni, are accused of conspiring to obstruct, delay and affect interstate commerce by extortion.

The criminal complaint against them shows they were approached by a cooperating witness who was working with authorities to get a better deal for criminal charges he was facing.

Federal prosecutors allege Mack agreed to use his influence in connection with a proposed parking garage project.

The court papers show he and a second witness, who was paid, provided the Mack brothers and Giorgianni $54,000 and promised another $65,000. Read More