FBI Raids Trenton Mayor's Home
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Trenton. July 18, 2012
The Mayor of Trenton is denying he did anything wrong. FBI agents raided his home in the middle of the night.
Mayor Tony Mack says he has not violated the public trust or his public duties.
His administration has been in turmoil during his two years in office with accusations of nepotism and reckless spending.
Trenton Councilman George Muschal is a retired police officer who used to support Mack.
“He got rid of all the people who had knowledge there to run the city and there’s nobody to run it. He turned around put people with no experience in there, have no clue what they’re doing, running rampant, and the council when we go in there’s no money. Everything is overspending and we can’t stop it.”
Since he took office Mack‘s chief-of-staff was arrested trying to buy heroin, the mayor’s half-brother who worked at the city water plant was arrested for theft, and a parks department employee said she was fired for refusing to give jobs to Mack’s friends.
David Ponton was chairman of the committee that tried to recall the mayor last year. He claims Mack has shown poor leadership.
“We just need a true leader, someone that’s willing to lead the people and not for their own selfish reasons, and I believe that’s what got Mayor Mack in the position he’s in is because of selfish reasons.”
No charges have been filed against Mack, and authorities are not saying just what they’re investigating.
© 2012 WBGO News
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