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Convicted Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Takes Job Battle To Court

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The convicted mayor of New Jersey’s capital city will not be representing himself as he heads to court to try to hang onto his job.

Tony Mack had filed legal paperwork on his own behalf, but a lawyer now says he will represent Mack at a hearing Wednesday.

Mack was convicted this month of bribery, fraud and extortion in a government sting operation involving a bogus downtown land development deal.

The mayor’s brother also was convicted by a federal jury.

Mack has refused to step down since his conviction, and has argued he should be able to stay in office until he is sentenced in May. He also claims his conviction isn’t “guaranteed” since he has filed legal papers seeking a new trial.

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