Atlantic City mayor denies link to drug dealers

Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford watches from the gallery in the Assembly chamber Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in Trenton, N.J.. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

October 3, 2013 5:56:18 AM PDT
Atlantic City's mayor is outraged that a former prosecutor believed the mayor had ties to drug dealers.

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel spoke at an evidence hearing Wednesday during a lawsuit filed by former Police Chief John Mooney. Housel said he had reason to believe Mayor Lorenzo Langford was aware a city employee was dealing drugs out of a city building.

Housel also said he had photos taken when he saw the mayor talking to two known drug dealers at the scene of a double homicide.

In a statement released to The Press of Atlantic City, the mayor characterized Housel's statements as reckless and politically motivated. Langford said the prosecutor had a duty to address any improper activity.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.),