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Trenton Mayor, Brother, Associate Charged in Corruption Case - Corruption Currents - WSJ

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Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, N.J., along with his brother Ralphiel and a close associate, were charged Thursday in an eight-count indictment alleging bribery, extortion, mail and wire fraud.

They were indicted in connection with an alleged scheme to take nearly $120,000 in bribes in exchange for action by the mayor and his influence in helping cooperating witnesses with the development of a parking garage on city-owned land, prosecutors said.

According to court documents, they conspired to take $119,000 in cash and other items, accepting $54,000 and planning to take the rest. The alleged scheme included a plan to divert $100,000 of the purchase amount for the lot as a bribe and kickback to the mayor and his associate, Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni.