Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison


Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack has been sentenced to 58 months in jail on corruption charges.

Forty-eight-year-old Mack was found guilty on Feb 7 of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting.

His brother Ralphiel Mack was also convicted of participating in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a parking garage and was also scheduled to be sentenced today.

Mack remained in office for 19 days after his conviction before a judge ordered him removed from office in February. The judge also stripped Mack of his taxpayer-funded pension. Mack was first elected mayor of Trenton in June 2010.

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Trenton voters went to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new mayor but none of the six candidates secured at least 50 percent of the vote required to win outright. A runoff is scheduled for June 10 between the top two vote-getters, Eric Jackson and Paul Perez.

Trenton’s acting mayor, George Muschal, was not a mayoral candidate.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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