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


Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford (City of Atlantic City)

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel spoke at an evidence hearing Wednesday during a lawsuit filed by former Police Chief Joseph 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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