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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