Trenton Mayor Sentenced to 5 Years for Bribery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -
Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack on Thursday arrives at Federal Court in Trenton for his sentencing. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack on Thursday arrives at Federal Court in Trenton for his sentencing. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The former mayor of New Jersey’s capital city was sentenced Thursday to four years and 10 months in federal prison for corruption, plus 100 hours of community service and to pay $3,000 in fines.

Tony Mack, 48, was found guilty in February of bribery, fraud and extortion while mayor of Trenton. He was busted as part of a government sting. The first-term mayor remained in office for 19 days after his conviction before a judge ordered him removed and stripped of his pension.

On Tuesday, voters went to the polls to choose his replacement. But since none of the six candidates received a majority of the voters, there will be a runoff June 10 between the top two finishers, Eric Jackson and Paul Perez.