Trenton Mayor Pleads Not Guilty in Bribery Case - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Trenton Mayor Pleads Not Guilty in Bribery Case

Mayor Tony Mack was arrested in September and indicted this month



    Trenton Mayor Tony Mack pleads not guilty in court on Wednesday to corruption charges. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports what happened in court. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012)

    The mayor of New Jersey's capital city pleaded not guilty Wednesday to bribery, extortion and fraud charges.

    Mayor Tony Mack entered his plea at an arraignment in federal court. Trial is set to start in February, though there will be requests to pushed it back.

    Mack's brother and another man also charged in the case also pleaded not guilty.

    Authorities say the mayor was involved in a scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes to push the development of a parking garage on city-owned land.

    Mack has stayed on as mayor despite calls from the Trenton City Council and Gov. Chris Christie for him to resign. Mack's lawyer, Mark Davis, said Wednesday that the mayor does not intend to resign.

    Mack had no comment as he left court Wednesday.


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