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Atlantic City mayor denies link to drug dealers

Thursday, October 03, 2013
Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford watches from the gallery in the Assembly chamber Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in Trenton, N.J..

Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford watches from the gallery in the Assembly chamber Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in Trenton, N.J.. (AP Photo / AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Atlantic City's mayor is outraged that a former prosecutor believed the mayor had ties to drug dealers.

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel spoke at an evidence hearing Wednesday during a lawsuit filed by former Police Chief John Mooney. Housel said he had reason to believe Mayor Lorenzo Langford was aware a city employee was dealing drugs out of a city building.

Housel also said he had photos taken when he saw the mayor talking to two known drug dealers at the scene of a double homicide.

In a statement released to The Press of Atlantic City, the mayor characterized Housel's statements as reckless and politically motivated. Langford said the prosecutor had a duty to address any improper activity.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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