FBI raids home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam

FBI raids home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam

The FBI on Monday morning raided the New Jersey home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam, according to reports.

“We can confirm that our agents were executing search warrant at the home of Mayor Frank Gilliam,” Doreen Holder, a public affairs specialist with the FBI’s Newark office told NJ.com, declining to comment further on the reason behind the raid.

A source told the news outlet that about a dozen FBI agents were seen entering the Ohio Avenue home and several agents were still there as of 8:30 a.m.

The FBI search comes after it was revealed that Gilliam and Atlantic City Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy II were involved in a brawl outside the Haven nightclub at Golden Nugget Atlantic City on Nov. 11.

The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

People involved in the fight allege the elected officials assaulted them and chased them with a car, according to NJ.com.

No criminal charges are being pursued against either Gilliam or Fauntleroy, but both still face citizens’ complaints filed against them from the fracas, the news outlet reported.

They both have a court appearance in North Wildwood on Dec. 11.

Last month, Gilliam insisted to The Press of Atlantic City that there was “no incident” and that “nothing happened,” but later acknowledged there was a physical confrontation.

Fauntleroy told the news outlet that the incident was merely a “loud argument” and nothing more.

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