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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

A judge has sentenced former Paterson, New Jersey, mayor Joey Torres to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Feds Take More Records from Paterson in Corruption Probe

Feds Take More Records from Paterson in Corruption Probe

FBI agents and federal prosecutors demanded more records from Paterson City Hall this week amid the ongoing federal corruption investigation in New Jersey’s third largest city.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Indicted Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Decline Deal, For Now

Indicted Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Decline Deal, For Now

Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres returned to criminal court Tuesday for a hearing in the ongoing corruption case for which he's facing charges.

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

Paterson Mayor Cancels Luxury Watch Fundraiser

Paterson Mayor Cancels Luxury Watch Fundraiser

Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres canceled a planned legal defense fundraiser set for Sunday where a $13,500 watch was set to be a raffle prize.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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.

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...

Thursday, May 4, 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.”

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.

Wednesday, Mar 29, 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.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 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.

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