Atlantic City mayor involved in parking garage brawl
Raw security camera footage shows Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam brawling with a town councilman outside of a casino.
The home of a Democratic New Jersey mayor was raided Monday — days after surveillance footage showed him brawling with a local councilman outside a casino in November.
Photos across social media showed FBI agents around Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam’s home. The FBI confirmed to NJ.com the agents were executing a search warrant.
“We can confirm that our agents were executing a search warrant at the home of Mayor Frank Gilliam,” Doreen Holder, a public affairs specialist at the FBI’s Newark office, told NJ.com. Holder declined to elaborate on what the FBI may have been searching for during the raid.
NEW JERSEY MAYOR, COUNCILMAN FILMED BRAWLING OUTSIDE CASINO
Surveillance footage released Thursday from the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino showed Gilliam brawling with Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy and other unidentified men. The footage shows a group of five men throwing punches and some of them dropping to the floor.
Two women were also part of the incident, with one of them seen trying to restrain the agitated mayor, who was later punched by one of the men and chased away by the councilman. The fight ended after casino security intervened.
NEW JERSEY MAYOR, COUNCILMAN INVOLVED IN 'INCIDENT' AT CASINO, PROSECUTORS SAY
No criminal charges are being pursued against Gilliam or Fauntleroy in connection with the fight, prosecutors said. Gilliam still faces a civil complaint alleging simple assault and harassment, however.
It still remains unclear what prompted the fight outside the casino. The Atlantic City Prosecutor’s Office didn’t disclose the circumstances of the incident.
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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