FBI arrests mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, in corruption case
Mayor Tony Mack speaks in Trenton, New Jersey, in August.
September 10th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

FBI arrests mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, in corruption case

FBI agents arrested Trenton, New Jersey, Mayor Tony Mack in connection with a corruption case Monday, a spokeswoman said.Mack was arrested early Monday according to Barbara Woodruff, a spokeswoman for the agency's Newark field office.

The 46-year-old mayor is charged with conspiracy to corrupt commerce by extortion, according to a complaint filed in federal court Monday.

The complaint accuses the mayor, his brother Ralphiel Mack, and Joseph A. "JoJo" Giorgianni of corruption in connection with a project to build a parking garage on city property.

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  1. Sinfully Yours

    Let me guess: they built the parking garage over the remains of Jimmy Hoffa?

    September 10, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Trenton, heh heh.
    Paging Stephanie Plum.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Need to bring in Lu Lu with her bad self for back-up.

    September 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lula, dear.
      Wonder is Morelli arrested him?

      September 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Corruption? In Jersey? And in politics? No way. I'm not buying.

    September 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I know, right, raven?
      I'm shocked and appalled.

      September 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dwayne

    He innocent. Just haters trying to bring down a brother in position of power

    September 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joisey Shore

    Well, I hear he used the city's payroll like a personal slush fund to hire inept friends for key posts and directing resources towards frivolous projects like parks and parades while the crime rates, dropout rates, illegitimate birth rates soar and business flees the high taxes. His housing director was a felon convicted of theft and was compelled to resign. His chief of staff was arrested trying to buy heroin. His half-brother, whose authority he elevated at the city water plant, was arrested on charges of stealing. Most recently, his law director resigned after arguing with Mack over complying with open-records laws and potential violations of laws prohibiting city contracts to big campaign donors.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Quark Hadron

    Democrat? Republican? Doesn't matter. They are all corrupt career politicians. None of them deserve a second vote.

    September 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. proud conservative

    Funny how CNN doesn't mention that the mayor is a Democrat. Very typical. By the way, is this mayor related to Kwame Kilpatrick, the corrupt Dem. mayor of Detroit? Doesn't matter. All crooks.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |