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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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