Trenton mayor jury begins deliberations

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Februaary 7, 2014

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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