Trenton's ex-mayor reports to federal prison

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Trenton's ex-mayor reports to federal prison
The former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack arrives at Federal Court for his sentencing in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mack, 48, is due to be sent to federal prison for corruption. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting. Mack's brother Ralphiel Mack was also convicted of participating in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a parking garage. The former high school football coach is also scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
The former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, center, leaves Federal Court after his sentencing in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mack, who was mayor of New Jersey's capital city was sentenced to four years, 10 months and also must do 100 hours of community service and pay $3,000 in fines. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Ralphiel Mack, center, brother of Tony Mack, the former mayor of Trenton, New Jersey's capital city, walks to court in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 15, 2014, he and his brother will be sentenced. Earlier this year, a jury found Tony Mack guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting. Ralphiel Mack, a former high school football coach, was also convicted of participating in a scheme to take bribes in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a parking garage. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack arrives at Federal Court for his sentencing in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mack, 48, who was mayor of New Jersey's capital city, is due to be sent to federal prison for corruption. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
WLDPeople watch as the former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, center, 48, walks through a neighborhood after leaving Federal Court after his sentencing in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mack, who was mayor of New Jersey's capital city, was sentenced to four years, 10 months and also must do 100 hours of community service and pay $3,000 in fines. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack arrives at Federal Court for his sentencing in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mack, 48, who was mayor of New Jersey's capital city, is due to be sent to federal prison for corruption. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
The former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack arrives at Federal Court for his sentencing in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mack, who was mayor of New Jersey's capital city, is due to be sent to federal prison for corruption. Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of bribery, fraud and extortion after he was busted as part of a government sting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city is behind bars.

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack reported to a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia on Thursday.

A judge sentenced Mack to nearly five years in prison after he was found guilty in February of bribery, fraud and extortion while he was still in office.

Mack was snared in a government sting. Prosecutors say he accepted bribes in exchange for helping get approvals to develop a parking garage in a phony deal.

In addition to serving four years, 10 months, the 48-year-old also must complete 100 hours of community service and pay $3,000 in fines.

Mack joins a string of New Jersey mayors convicted in corruption cases since 2000 that included the leaders of Newark, Camden and Asbury Park.

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