Trenton Council Tries to Cut Indicted Mayor's Pay

Proposal would cut mayor's pay almost in half

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013  |  Updated 7:44 AM EDT
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Trenton Council Tries to Cut Indicted Mayor's Pay

NBC10 Philadelphia

Mayor Tony Mack faces corruption charges.

The Trenton City Council is making another attempt to cut the salary of the city's embattled mayor.

Council President Phyllis Holly-Ward tells The Times of Trenton she's submitting a measure that would reduce Tony Mack's salary from $126,460 to $65,000.

Mack was indicted on corruption charges last month. His brother and a close associate have also been indicted.

Mack pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to what prosecutors say was a scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for using his influence over the development of a parking garage on city-owned land. He's also vowed to remain in office.

An earlier attempt by the council to reduce Mack's salary by 50 percent failed to gain the votes needed to override Mack's veto.

Mack couldn't be reached for comment.

 


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