- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The mayor of New Jersey’s capital city is fighting to stay in office after being convicted on federal corruption charges.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack’s office sent a statement Tuesday to The Times of Trenton (https://bit.ly/1d0tfa3 ) confirming that he would fight the state Attorney General’s Office’s request to have a judge remove him from office. The statement criticized the effort to oust him as “subjective actions.”

A court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Mack was convicted by a jury on Feb. 7 of participating in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for advancing a development deal. The scheme was set up by investigators as part of a sting.

Mack appeared briefly at a City Council meeting Tuesday in his first public appearance in City Hall since his conviction.


Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, https://www.nj.com/times

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