New Jersey mayor charged with corruption in warehouse scheme
09 Mar 2017

The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, has been indicted on public corruption charges accusing him of conspiring to put city employees to work at a warehouse leased by his relatives in a scheme to furnish free labor to his family at taxpayers’ expense.

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and three supervisors in the city’s Department of Public Works were named in a state grand jury indictment unsealed on Tuesday charging them with conspiracy, official misconduct, theft, falsifying public records and other offenses.

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