Convicted Former Trenton Mayor, Brother Lose Federal Appeals

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

A federal appellate court has upheld the corruption convictions of the former mayor of Trenton, New Jersey.

NJ.com reported that the court found no grounds to reverse 49-year-old Tony Mack’s 2014 convictions.

Mack is serving a 58-month term at a West Virginia prison. He’s scheduled to be released from federal custody in late 2018. A jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion while mayor of Trenton. He was busted as part of a government sting.

The appellate court also upheld the conviction of his brother, Ralphiel Mack. Prosecutors say he participated in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for helping get approvals for parking-garage developers.