The mayor of New Jersey's capital city is fighting to stay in office after being convicted on federal corruption charges.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's office sent a statement Tuesday to The Times of Trenton confirming that he would fight the state Attorney General's Office's request to have a judge remove him from office. The statement criticized the effort to oust him as "subjective actions."

A court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Mack was convicted by a jury on Feb. 7 of participating in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for advancing a development deal. The scheme was set up by investigators as part of a sting.

Mack appeared briefly at a City Council meeting Tuesday in his first public appearance in City Hall since his conviction.

 

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