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FBI Agents Raid Home of Democrat Mayor Frank Gilliam

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FBI agents raided the home of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Democrat Mayor Frank Gilliam on Monday morning.

NJ.com reported that at least a dozen agents arrived around 8 a.m. Eastern, and agents were seen removing at least 10 boxes from the premises.

FBI agent Jessica Weisman told reporters who had gathered across the street from the home that both FBI and IRS agents participated in the raid.

“We’re here in official capacity, executing a search warrant. That’s all we can say,” Weisman stated.

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NJ.com reported that about 12:30 p.m., Gilliam and his wife emerged from the home and drove away without making comment to reporters.

Gilliam, elected in 2017, was also recently served a municipal criminal summons, stemming from a brawl he and Councilman Jeffrey Fauntleroy participated in outside the Golden Nugget Casino on Nov. 11, around 2:30 in the morning.

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People involved in the incident have alleged that Gilliam and Fauntleroy assaulted them and chased them with a car.

In the surveillance video below, the two are seen as part of a group of five men and two women.

Gilliam, dressed in a gray suit, pursues an identified man wearing a white t-shirt. Fauntleroy, wearing black pants and a dark jacket, then tosses a man to the ground.

The mayor allegedly threw punches at two people, while Fauntleroy punched one person in the face multiple times.

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ABC News reported that prosecutors have said they will not pursue felony criminal charges, but the case was sent to municipal court where Gilliam will face simple assault and harassment offenses.

According to NJ.com, the Atlantic City Democratic Committee voted 27-3 last week on a resolution calling on Gilliam and Fauntleroy to leave their positions, while an investigation is conducted.

The resolution asks Gov. Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver to exercise their authority to temporarily suspend and remove both city officials until the legal process is resolved.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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