Mayor Tony Mack
The former mayor of the capital city of New Jersey was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Thursday after being convicted on corruption charges.
Trenton, N.J. Mayor Tony Mack was convicted of corruption charges by a jury Friday.
The charges stem from an alleged scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for Mack’s official actions and influence in the development of a parking garage on city-owned land, prosecutors said.
New Jersey’s capital city has scrapped plans to furlough 600 workers following objections from state environmental officials and a Superior Court judge.
Trenton’s mayor has canceled plans to lay off 255 city workers, including 111 police positions and 61 firefighters.