Trenton Mayor Tony Mack is indicted on federal corruption charges
Trenton Mayor Tony Mack sent Governor Christie a letter this morning asking for help controlling his city’s crime. Hours later, a federal grand jury indicted the mayor on charges of bribery, extortion and mail and wire fraud.
Mack, who laid off more than 100 police officers amid a serious budget shortfall in 2011, asked for a “battalion of troopers from the State Police” to work alongside the Trenton Police and additional state aid to help the city hire more officers.
“I hope that you consider these requests, as New Jersey’s Capital City needs your support,” said the letter, dated Dec. 6 and posted on the city’s website today.
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.