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NJ Mayor Fends Off Reporter Questions With Life Preserver

NJ Mayor Fends Off Reporter Questions With Life Preserver

Embattled Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres held a life preserver over his head and declined to take questions about a legal defense fundraiser he was hosting on a large rented yacht. Read More

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Monday, May 1, 2017
Developer Accuses Paterson Mayor of 'Identity Theft'

Developer Accuses Paterson Mayor of 'Identity Theft'

Paterson’s mayor is facing more corruption allegations – this time from a major developer accusing the mayor and his relatives of committing a kind of “identity theft.” Read More

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Embattled Paterson Mayor Faces New Corruption Allegations

Embattled Paterson Mayor Faces New Corruption Allegations

Criminal investigators are looking into whether Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres improperly used a city electrical contractor to do thousands of dollars of work on a private beer business tied to the mayor’s relatives, sources... Read More

Monday, Apr 17, 2017
Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Arraigned in Corruption Probe

Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Arraigned in Corruption Probe

Paterson Mayor Joey Torres and three public works supervisors pleaded not guilty to corruption charges at their arraignments in a New Jersey court Monday. Read More

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
Paterson Council Rejects No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor

Paterson Council Rejects No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor

A city council resolution calling for Paterson Mayor Joey Torres to resign failed to pass during a noisy hearing at city hall Tuesday night. Read More

Monday, Mar 13, 2017
Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Surrenders in Corruption Probe

Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Surrenders in Corruption Probe

Paterson Mayor Joey Torres surrendered to authorities Monday to face charges in connection with a state corruption investigation. Read More

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
Paterson City Council Mulls No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor

Paterson City Council Mulls No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor

The Paterson City Council debated a vote of “no confidence” against Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres Tuesday following a series of I-Team reports showing city workers appearing to do doing private jobs for... Read More

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
FBI Searches City Offices in NJ Amid Fed Corruption Probe

FBI Searches City Offices in NJ Amid Fed Corruption Probe

Federal agents executed search warrants at the offices of the economic and community development departments in Paterson, New Jersey, Thursday in connection with a federal corruption investigation, law enforcement sources familiar... Read More

Monday, Nov 7, 2016
Paterson City Workers Say Mayor Requested Private Work

Paterson City Workers Say Mayor Requested Private Work

A Paterson city worker wrote a memo to his supervisor telling him that Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres had asked him to do a private job for him last May, even though the state attorney general was already looking into claims that... Read More

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Scandal-Plagued City of Paterson Faces New Corruption Claims

Scandal-Plagued City of Paterson Faces New Corruption Claims

Officials in the New Jersey city of Paterson are calling for a criminal investigation into the city’s tire recycling program amid workers' claims of corruption and mismanagement there. Four city workers tell the... Read More

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