Mayor of NJ's capital denies wrongdoing

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Associated Press

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 18 at 9:02 AM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of New Jersey's capital city denies any wrongdoing after FBI agents searched his home.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack emerged from the house Wednesday and told reporters "we have not violated the public trust in any way."

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey could not say what was under investigation, or whether the office was involved.

Mack's first term in office has been punctuated by accusations of reckless spending and nepotism.

Under an agreement reached last year, the Democrat can only hire department heads from a pool of applicants the state offers or he risks losing $6 million in state aid.

A citizens group last year failed to get enough signatures to force a recall election.

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