The mayor of Trenton is denying he did anything wrong after FBI agents raided his home in the middle of the night.
Mayor Tony Mack says he has not violated the public trust or his public duties.
His administration has been in turmoil during his two years in office with accusations of nepotism and reckless spending.
“He got rid of all the people who had knowledge there to run the city and there’s nobody to run it,” said Trenton Councilman George Muschal, a retired police officer who used to support Mack.
“He turned around, put people with no experience in there, who have no clue what they’re doing, they’re running rampant,” Muschal said. “And the council, when we go in, there’s no money. Everything is overspending and we can’t stop it.”
No charges have been filed against Mack, and authorities are not saying just what they’re investigating.
Mack’s chief-of-staff was arrested trying to buy heroin; the mayor’s half-brother, who worked at the city water plant, faces up to six years in prison; and a parks department employee said she was fired for refusing to give jobs to Mack’s friends.
A citizens group failed last year to get enough signatures to force a recall election.