Trenton Mayor’s Top Aide Arrested On Drug Charge

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The chief of staff to the mayor of New Jersey’s capital city has been arrested for allegedly attempting to buy heroin.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack announced Monday that Paul Sigmund IV had been relieved of his duties “indefinitely” following his arrest Sunday night by city police. Sigmund also was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
The 46-year-old Sigmund could not be reached for comment. He joined Mack’s administration in March after state officials urged Mack to hire a chief of staff.
Sigmund is a member of a prominent political family. His late mother, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, is a former mayor of Princeton and the daughter of former Louisiana congressman Hal Boggs. His aunt is ABC commentator Cokie Roberts.

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One Comment

  1. moedbet says:

    Credit you – this is exceptionally sympathetic !

  2. Bell Toller says:

    typical. do that math everyone.

  3. angel says:

    hahaha…i love the comments.

  4. muggsy bogues says:

    he is the mayor’s aid & chief of staff – a swanky high position – the cops should have let him go and each given him $20 out of their own pockets, AND apologized for bothering him while trying to score his smack.

  5. david says:

    never trust a writer that doesn’t puts his or her name on work

    1. WorkingClass says:

      It’s an Associated Press report; you KNOW AP and other wire services never have a name on the report.. That doesn’t mean the report is untrustworthy. Mr. Sigmund is from a wealthy, socially and politically prominent family. Unfortunately, that sort of family often produces the spoiled brat who uses drugs. Mayor Mack only hired Mr. Sigmund in March, and probably based his decision on Mr. Sigmund’s family. Nor his fault.

  6. James L. Tuppen says:

    until ur other commentators straightened me out, the picture made me think that Cokie Roberts & Hale [sp?] Bogs were black !

  7. ccc says:

    it is rather interesting that instead of using the person ARRESTED (who is white!!) you use the pic of the Mayor (who is BLACK, and is not accused of anything!!) what’s up with that? one could easily think that the person whose photographed is the PERP!!

    1. Tommy says:

      Until I read in the tiny tiny print below that the picture was of the Mayor of Trenton…that is exactly what I thought.

  8. BUSAGIRL says:

    TRUTH2POWER = I am literally rolling on the floor in pure laughter…Isn’t it ridiculous how a WRONG picture generates the worse misleading stereotypical insults?? Thank you for corrrecting the “stupid idiot” LOL!!!

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  11. nyc says:

    Probably easier to buy herion and a gun then get a job ! This is what our inner cities have lowered to ! Sad what has happened to America !

  12. MrNativecolor says:

    Is it any wonder why Trenton is such a mess?

  13. truth2power says:

    That pic is of the mayor. His “doped up” chief of staff is white you stupid idiot!

    1. BUSAGIRL says:


  14. J says:

    He looks doped up in the pic

    1. tonibarb says:

      wrong picture J

    2. Fordh22 says:

      The drug addict deputy mayor is WHITE – this article has strangely (hmm??) put up a picture of the Mayor…

  15. BDAY55 says:

    How hard is to buy herion in Trenton?

    1. Officer says:

      BDAY55 said:

      How hard is to buy herion in Trenton?

      Why.., you thinkin of settin up shop?

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