Mack’s accused co-conspirator in court today

TRENTON –Trenton Mayor Tony Mack’s co-conspirator in the $119,000 bribery scheme federal authorities allege he and the embattled mayor had a hand in is scheduled today to appear in court.

A bail hearing is scheduled for Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni, who was arrested early last week along with Mack and the mayor’s brother. The three were charged with conspiring to approve a city parking garage construction project in exchange for cash payments.

Mack and his brother, Ralphiel, were released from jail the day of their arrest on $150,000 unsecured bond.

A judge will also decide whether Giorgianni, who authorities say took cash payments from a confidential witness and bragged of doing things “the Boss Tweed way,” is eligible for a public defender.

Giorgianni is the owner of JoJo’s Steakhouse in Trenton.

Mack’s accused co-conspirator in court today