City Council president Alex Mendez has been brought up on new charges in connection with an election fraud case that dates back to the 2020 municipal elections. His wife and campaign workers have been charged with criminal offenses for their roles in allegedly trying to “rig” the election in Mendez’s favor.
Councilman Alex Mendez, who is under indictment for election and voter fraud charges, has been picked to serve as president of the City Council in Paterson.
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.”
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.”
Members of the City Council picked Shahin Khalique to serve as the president of the governing body for the next year.
Mayor Andre Sayegh is looking to give himself a $21,000 pay increase while raising the salary ranges for his cabinet members, according to a proposed measure his administration is presenting to the City Council.
Mayor Andre Sayegh, who easily won re-election in a five-person mayoral race on Tuesday night, promised much the same for the next four years.