Convicted former Trenton mayor, brother lose federal appeals

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 11, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.



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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the corruption convictions of the former mayor of Trenton, New Jersey.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1Ub7Wcz ) the court found no grounds to reverse 49-year-old Tony Mack's 2014 convictions.

Mack is serving a 58-month term at a West Virginia prison. He's scheduled to be released from federal custody in late 2018. A jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion while mayor of Trenton. He was busted as part of a government sting.

The appeals court also upheld the conviction of his brother, Ralphiel Mack. Prosecutors say he participated in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for helping get approvals for parking garage developers.

Tony Mack's lawyer didn't immediately return a message Thursday, and Ralphiel Mack's attorney declined to comment Thursday.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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