FBI searches Trenton mayor's house, 2 other locations

FBI agents searched the home of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack early this morning.Agents were seen taking equipment from two SUVs into the home on Berkeley

TRENTON - FBI agents searched the home of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack early this morning.

Agents were seen taking equipment from two SUVs into the home on Berkeley Avenue around 2:45 a.m.

The FBI says agents also raided a home on River Drive in Trenton and Homecrest Avenue in Ewing. Federal officials would not say who the homes belonged to.

Several FBI agents were seen carrying out bags and boxes from Mayor Mack's home.

"We have not violated the public trust, nor have I violated any of my public duties," Mack said outside his home this morning. "And that's all I have to say on the matter."

Mack has drawn criticism since he was elected in 2010. The Democrat's first term in office has been punctuated by accusations of reckless spending and nepotism. A citizens group failed to get enough signatures to force a recall election.

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

Mack has not been officially charged with anything. He is also not the only mayor in Mercer County to get a visit from the FBI.

Earlier this month, Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo was charged with extortion and money laundering.

For extended video of the Trenton mayor speaking after the FBI raid at home, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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