Atlantic City Mayor Exonerated in $10K Theft Case

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A New Jersey judge threw out a criminal complaint that was filed against Atlantic City's mayor.

On Monday, April 2nd, a superior court judge dismissed the complaint that claimed Mayor Frank Gilliam and his former campaign manager committed theft when they deposited a $10,000 check from the Atlantic City Democratic Committee into Gilliam's campaign account.

The judged ruled to dismiss the case after it was determined there was no probable cause to support the claim that the check was stolen.

Gilliam held a press conference to discuss the case and stated the deposit of the check was a mistake and that the money had been returned.

"I am proud to stand before you on the auspice of being omitted from any illegal activities which we had ... constantly stood for," said Gilliam. 

"I was quiet for a reason. You have to stand still when the world is trembling around you because at the end of the day leadership has to move in the direction of being conscience of not just oneself, but conscience of the people that I represent."

The Atlantic City Democratic Committee says it will now file a civil complaint against Gilliam over the alleged stolen check.

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