The mayor of New Jersey’s third largest city turned himself in to police Monday to face corruption charges.
Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres walked into the state police barracks and remained inside for more than an hour. He then left without speaking to reporters. His lawyer reaffirmed that the 58-year-old mayor won’t resign and would plead not guilty.
Torres and three public works employees are charged with conspiring to have city employees work overtime at a private warehouse leased by the mayor’s family.