City Council president Shahin Khalique’s two brothers were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly employing unqualified drivers to transport students and lying to school districts to secure busing contracts.
Councilman Alex Mendez, who is facing election fraud charges from the 2020 Paterson elections, failed to convince a judge on Thursday that he was facing “selective prosecution.”
An administrative law judge has ruled in favor of a city employee terminated after he became blind.
A lawyer for Alex Mendez seeking to get voter fraud charges against the councilman dismissed told a judge last week his client is the target of “selective prosecution.”
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration suspended the city’s assistant economic development director last week, according to officials.
Members of the City Council picked Shahin Khalique to serve as the president of the governing body for the next year.
Mayor Andre Sayegh was sworn in for his second term as mayor in an inauguration ceremony on Friday afternoon.