Jersey Dem Mayor Charged With Corruption

Tony Mack / AP

Tony Mack / AP


The Democratic mayor of Trenton, New Jersey was arrested at his home by FBI agents Monday and charged with corruption, Reuters reports.

The charge against Trenton Mayor Tony Mack involves conspiracy to obstruct commerce by extortion, said Barbara Woodruff, FBI spokeswoman in Newark, New Jersey.

The mayor has been the target of an ongoing federal investigation, and in July FBI agents staged an early morning raid on his home and searched offices in City Hall as well.

Mack has been accused by critics of nepotism and mismanagement since taking office in the crime-plagued, economically depressed city of 85,000 in 2010.