AC Dem leaders want mayor and councilmember to step aside temporarily

David Madden
November 27, 2018 - 3:46 pm
Mayor Frank Gilliam

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Remember the dust-up earlier this month outside the Golden Nugget Casino, involving two Atlantic City politicians and several others? It seems Democratic Party officials are doing a little political gambling of their own.
Leaders held an emergency meeting and approved a resolution calling on Mayor Frank Gilliam and Councilman Jeffree Faultleroy to leave their posts without pay, while the Cape May County Prosecutor looks into the fight. Such a move against fellow Democrats is considered rare, even by Atlantic City political standards. 

Private criminal complaints have been filed against both men stemming from the encounter on Nov. 11 outside the Haven Night Club. 

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The resolution is being forwarded to Gov. Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver with a request they act if Gilliam and/or Fauntleroy don’t. 

Oliver, in an e-mail, said the ongoing probe “should not be compromised by any forecast or speculation about what steps may follow its conclusion."