Trenton School Board President Rev. Toby Sanders has announced that the district has suspended Ralphiel Mack, school counselor and head football coach, following his arrest on federal corruption charges. Mack, who made $62,639 in annual salary as a school counselor and is suspended with pay, is Trenton Mayor Tony Mack’s brother.
According to the Trenton Times, the Mack brothers and Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni are charged with “conspiring to collect a total of $119,000 in bribes for the parking garage project on East State Street from a developer and his representative, according to the federal complaint. Both the developer and the representative, however, were recording the conversations for the FBI as part of a sting operation over the last two years and the parking garage project was never intended to be built, authorities said.”
FBI agents raided Ralphiel Mack’s home and seized $2,500 unmarked bills that were intended to be part of a bribery payment.
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