TRENTON, NJ - First Ward Councilman Michael Jackson and Third Ward Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez have been charged with several crimes following an investigation into voting fraud, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has announced. Two other men, Shelim Khalique and Abu Razyen were also charged in connection with their alleged actions leading up to the May 12 election.

“Today’s charges send a clear message: if you try to tamper with an election in New Jersey, we will find you and we will hold you accountable,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We will not allow a small number of criminals to undermine the public’s confidence in our democratic process.”

This is a breaking story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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