The former mayor Trenton has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction on corruption charges and grant him a new trial.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack during his initial arrest in September, 2012 (Brian McCarthy, On Scene News)

The Times of Trenton reports that Tony Mack's lawyer, Mark Davis, made the appeal in a 23-page brief filed Friday.

Davis claims prosecutors presented misleading evidence that led to the former Trenton mayor's conviction in February on bribery, fraud and extortion charges.

A federal jury found Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, participated in a scheme to take money in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a downtown parking garage. The deal was fictitious and part of a government sting operation.

Mack fought to stay in office until he's sentenced in May, but a judge removed him from office late last month.

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