FBI searches Trenton mayor’s house

    FBI agents have carried out bags and boxes following a search of the home belonging to the mayor of New Jersey’s capital city.

    Update, 11:30 a.m. “We have not violated the public trust in any way,” Mack told the media this morning as he left his house. The Times of Trenton reports FBI agents left the house with two boxes.

    An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the search but wouldn’t provide additional information.


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    Mack has drawn criticism since he was elected in 2010. The Democrat’s first term in office has been punctuated by accusations of reckless spending and nepotism.

    Under an agreement reached last year, Mack can only hire department heads from a pool of applicants the state offers or he risks losing $6 million in state aid.

    A citizens group last year failed to get enough signatures to force a recall election.

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