March 9, 2017 •
Paterson Mayor Indicted on Corruption Charges
Paterson Mayor Jose Torres will continue to serve in office despite recently being indicted on multiple corruption-related charges.
Indictments do not prevent him from serving, and city officials do not expect him to resign anytime soon.
An investigation revealed Torres asked city employees to work at a warehouse leased by his daughter and nephew; city employees were also found to have been performing various jobs around his home.
Torres denies the allegations, claiming the employees were doing work on their personal time. Torres has served as mayor of Paterson on and off since first elected in 2002.
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