Former Trenton mayor gets nearly 5 years for corruption

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Tony Mack was convicted of bribery, fraud and extortion while he served as major of Trenton, N.J. (Photo: Getty Images)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former mayor of New Jersey’s capital city has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for corruption.

Tony Mack,48, was sentenced to 58 months on Thursday. He also must do 100 hours of community service and pay $3,000 in fines

Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion while mayor of Trenton. He was busted as part of a government sting.

His brother, Ralphiel Mack, also was convicted. Prosecutors say he participated in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a parking garage.

Tony Mack remained in office for 19 days after his conviction before a judge ordered him removed from office in February and stripped him of his taxpayer-funded pension.