TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey’s capital city could soon be removed from office.
A federal jury convicted Tony Mack on Friday of bribery, fraud and extortion Friday. And state law prevents him from staying in office.
The panel found Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, participated in a scheme to take money in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a downtown parking garage. The deal was fictitious and part of a government sting.
Jurors did not buy Tony Mack’s defense that he was unaware of the nature of the building project and never accepted any bribes. Neither defendant testified during the trial.
Mack has been mayor since 2010.
He joins a list of other New Jersey mayors who have been convicted or pleaded guilty to corruption charges.
Politicians Doing Time for Their Crime
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1. Former Congressman William Jefferson
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2. Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers
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3. Former Ohio State Representative W. Carlton Weddington
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4. Sisters of corruption -Jane Orie, Joan Orie Melvin and Janine Orie
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5. Former Alabama State Representative James Thomas
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6. Former Mississippi state prosecutor and judge Bobby DeLaughter
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7. Former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley
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8. Former Governor of Illinois and golden boy Rod Blagojevich
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9. Former Prince George's County Council member Leslie Johnson
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10. Former Prince County Executive Jack B. Johnson
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11. Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford
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12. Former Federal District Judge Samuel B. Kent (Texas)
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13. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
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14. Former City Councilman Larry Seabrook
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15. Former New York State Senator Efrain Gonzalez
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16. Former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland
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17. Former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
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18. Current D.C. Council member Marion Barry
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