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Paterson Mayor Charged With Having Employees Do Personal Work for Him

The mayor of a northern New Jersey city has been charged with official misconduct after an investigation found that the mayor had asked public employees to work on personal projects while they were being paid by the city, the New Jersey attorney general announced on Tuesday.

Jose Torres, 58, the mayor of Paterson, the state's third-largest city, was accused in the scheme along with three public works supervisors.

''This is a case of old-school public corruption and abuse of power

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