Ex-Atlantic City mayor sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for stealing $86,000 from youth basketball club

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It was a far cry from the blustery, combative and confident Atlantic City mayor, councilman and politician that once defined Frank M. Gilliam Jr., as he sat in his living room Thursday afternoon and tearfully pleaded via Zoom for mercy from a federal judge for a crime of stealing $86,000 from a youth basketball club. “I stand before this court as a fractured human being,” Gilliam told U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez, speaking through tears, dressed in a gray suit and blue tie. “The mistake that I made is not something that I am proud of. It is something that I’m v…

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