NJ Mayor's Unelected Cronies Ran Town, Ex-City Official Says

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 8:44 PM EST) -- A former Trenton, N.J., city official told a federal jury on Wednesday that Trenton Mayor Tony Mack aligned himself so closely with two former co-defendants in his ongoing corruption trial involving bribery allegations that they were regarded as unofficial members of the mayoral cabinet.

Carmen Melendez, former director of Trenton’s Department of Housing and Economic Development, testified to the relationships among Mack, Charles Hall III and Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni. Hall and Giorgianni have since pled guilty to their respective roles in an alleged scheme, involving Mayor...
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