Corrupt Democrat ex-Trenton mayor Tony Mack sentenced to 4 years 10 months in prison

Of course, nowhere in the NJ.com story does the word “Democrat” appear.

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to nearly 5 years in federal prison today for corruption during his tumultuous times as mayor of New Jersey’s capital city.

Mack, who was elected in 2010, was convicted in February on six counts including extortion, bribery, wire fraud and mail fraud for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from federal informants posing as parking garage developers who were looking to build on a plot of city-owned land downtown.

But he spent thousands of taxpayer dollars to put a bust of Dear Leader in Trenton City Hall, so we know his heart is in the right place.

Buh-bye!

Cory Booker’s secret tax returns

Those Silicone Valley stock options, they’re “inconvenient” when you’re pretending to be just another little guy. So Cory Booker won’t release his tax returns.

He still won’t show his.

More than two weeks after vowing to release his income-tax returns, Newark Mayor Cory Booker still hasn’t forked them over — even as his GOP Senate rival, Steve Lonegan, shared his.

Lonegan, who exclusively supplied The Post with his last three years of returns last week, contends Booker’s reluctance to be candid about earnings points to using his office for personal gain.

“It’s indicative of the fact that he’s got something to hide,” Lonegan told The Post. “It’s clear to me that Booker leveraged the office of mayor . . . to gain wealth.”

Booker raked in payments from his former law firm — which won lucrative contracts from government entities over which he had influence — even while serving as mayor, The Post first reported on Aug. 11 after combing through financial-disclosure reports Booker was required to file.

The reports don’t require, and didn’t include, how much money Booker’s former law firm, Trenk DiPasquale, gave him from 2007 until 2011. During that time, the firm raked in more than $2 million in fees from local agencies over which Booker has influence. Booker has served as Newark mayor since 2006.

Gee, forget the stock options. This is good old-fashioned graft. Pay to play. The law firm pays Cory. He sends them city contracts. Quid pro quo. Everybody gets rich, and the taxpayers get hosed.

Yeah, I’d want to hide that too. Thing is, I’m not running for U.S. Senate.

Cory Booker is still on his old law firm’s payroll, and he sends them lucrative city contracts

But he “quit” the firm when he got elected mayor to avoid “the appearance of impropriety.”

Five years of “severance pay?” Yeah, that’s “confidential.”

Cory Booker pocketed “confidential” annual payouts from his former law firm while serving as Newark mayor.

Booker, the front-runner in New Jersey’s Senate race, received five checks from the Trenk DiPasquale law firm from 2007 until 2011. During that time, the firm raked in more than $2 million in fees from local agencies over which Booker has influence.

Booker worked at the West Orange firm for five years, leaving in 2006 when he was elected Newark’s mayor to avoid “the appearance of impropriety.”

Since 2007, the firm has raked in at least $1,287,639 in legal fees from Newark’s Housing Authority, $554,663 from a local wastewater agency, and $212,318 from the Newark Watershed, records show.

Soon after becoming mayor, Booker appointed Modia Butler — the head of a nonprofit that he organized, Newark Now — to the authority board. Butler later became board chairman.

Elnardo Webster, a former law partner at the firm — and longtime Booker friend and political adviser — serves as the Watershed’s attorney. Booker served on the Watershed’s board.

In 2008, a company run by relatives of another ex-law partner, Richard Trenk, bought a 5-acre plot from the authority to build a commercial heliplex, The Star-Ledger reported. While Trenk had a $500,000 contract with the authority to work on redevelopment issues, the agency said the lawyer wasn’t involved in the deal with his uncle and two cousins.

Nope, no “appearance of impropriety” there. Just business as usual in Newark.

Corry Booker is Sharpe James with better PR.