The FBI arrested the mayor of the New Jersey capital of Trenton and two others Monday over corruption allegations.
Mayor Tony Mack, brother Raphael Mack, and campaign supporter Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni, who owns a restaurant in Trenton, were arrested early in the morning, the Times of Trenton reported.
“The investigation revealed evidence of a conspiracy among the defendants and others to corrupt certain functions of Trenton City government,” reads a criminal complaint filed Monday, according to the newspaper.
The three men were accused of conspiring to extort around $100,000 in bribes from a developer of a parking garage project.
The Mack brothers each posted $150,000-bail and were released. Mayor Mack denied any wrongdoing, reported the Times of Trenton.
Mayor Mack, 46, and the two others were essentially negotiating with federal agents and cooperating witnesses over a two-year span, reported The Trentonian. There was actually no parking garage project.
Giorgianni was also charged, along with eight others, with conspiracy to illegally distribute oxycodone pills around Trenton, the newspaper said.
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