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
1. Former Congressman William Jefferson1 of 21
2. Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers2 of 21
3. Former Ohio State Representative W. Carlton Weddington3 of 21
4. Sisters of corruption -Jane Orie, Joan Orie Melvin and Janine Orie4 of 21
5. Former Alabama State Representative James Thomas5 of 21
6. Former Mississippi state prosecutor and judge Bobby DeLaughter6 of 21
7. Former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley7 of 21
8. Former Governor of Illinois and golden boy Rod Blagojevich8 of 21
9. Former Prince George's County Council member Leslie Johnson9 of 21
10. Former Prince County Executive Jack B. Johnson10 of 21
11. Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford11 of 21
12. Former Federal District Judge Samuel B. Kent (Texas)12 of 21
13. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin13 of 21
14. Former Trump Campaign Aide Rick Gates14 of 21
15. Former City Councilman Larry Seabrook15 of 21
16. Former New York State Senator Efrain Gonzalez16 of 21
17. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner17 of 21
18. Former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland18 of 21
19. Former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson19 of 21
20. Former D.C. Council member Marion Barry20 of 21
21. Former Trump Campaign Aide Paul Manafort21 of 21
NJ Calls for Convicted Trenton Mayor Tony Mack to be Removed was originally published on blackamericaweb.com