Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Removed From Office After Corruption Conviction

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey’s capital city was removed from office by a judge Wednesday, 19 days after a jury found him guilty of corruption as part of a government sting.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, 48, had fought to remain in office until his sentencing in May while also seeking to have his conviction thrown out.

But Judge Mary Jacobson rejected his arguments and signed an order removing him from office. Mack is also ineligible to hold public office in the future and has been stripped of his taxpayer-funded pension. He will be allowed to keep the contributions he made to his retirement plan.

Mack did not speak during or after the hearing and his lawyer, Mark Davis, said it had not been decided whether he would appeal Wednesday’s order.

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