Trenton mayor jury begins deliberations

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack

February 7, 2014 7:34:10 AM PST
Jury deliberations are underway at the corruption trial of the mayor of New Jersey's capital city.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, face counts including bribery, extortion and fraud.

Prosecutors allege they participated in a scheme to take cash in return for help with a downtown land deal. The deal was fictitious and part of a government sting operation.

The mayor's lawyer claims he's a victim of government investigators who used the fake land deal and a slick-talking middleman to ensnare him.

Jurors on Friday are considering the evidence in federal court in Trenton.

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