Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Arrested, Charged In Extortion Plot
1/11/2013, 1:25 p.m.
TRENTON, N.J. - Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, the mayor's brother, Ralphiel Mack, and his close associate, Joseph A. "JoJo" Giorgianni, were arrested by federal agents this morning and charged by criminal Complaint in connection with a scheme to extort payments of more than $100,000 from others who were purportedly developing a public parking garage, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
The Complaint charges that over the past two years Mack, 46, and his associates negotiated with two individuals who were cooperating with the U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI and agreed to expedite approvals and sell city-owned property at a fraction of its value. Giorgianni also was charged in a separate Complaint along with eight other defendants with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone pills in the Trenton area.
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