Federal authorities arrested Trenton Mayor Tony Mack and more than half a dozen other people early Monday in connection with an ongoing corruption probe, NBC 4 New York has learned.
In July, FBI agents searched offices in Trenton City Hall a day after raiding the mayor's home. They also searched the home of his brother, Ralphiel Mack, and that of Joseph Giorgianni, according to NBC
One of the allegations include Mack agreeing to use his influence in connection with a proposed parking garage project in Trenton.
The mayor has been embattled nearly since the beginning of his term, having replaced many of the staff at City Hall. A number of his appointees have come and gone, some for reasons of inadequate credentials, while others were forced to leave in order to face criminal charges.
According to NJ 101.5
, Mack has been dealing with personal financial troubles as well, He put a couple of rental properties on the market, and had electrical power turned off at one of those residences because of non-payment. He also owes the IRS as much as $50,000 from one of the rentals.
All of those arrested today will be scheduled to appear in Federal court in Hamilton, part of Mercer County, NJ.