Trenton mayor's top aide arrested on drug charge

Paul Sigmund IV has been suspended without pay following his arrest on drug charges.

May 2, 2011 2:36:28 PM PDT
The chief of staff to the mayor of New Jersey's capital city has been suspended without pay following his arrest on drug charges.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack says Paul Sigmund IV has been relieved of his duties "indefinitely" after he allegedly tried to buy heroin Monday morning. Sigmund also was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

The 46-year-old Sigmund couldn't be reached for comment. He joined Mack's administration in March after state officials urged Mack to hire a chief of staff.

Sigmund is a member of a prominent political family. His late mother, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, is a former mayor of Princeton and the daughter of former Louisiana congressman Hal Boggs. His aunt is ABC commentator Cokie Roberts.

The story was first reported by The Times of Trenton.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.nj.com/times


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