Milton I. Milan
|Mayor of Camden, New Jersey|
1997 – 2000 (Convicted of corruption)
|Preceded by||Arnold W. Webster|
|Succeeded by||Gwendolyn Faison|
|Born||November 10, 1962|
Milton Milan (born November 10, 1962) is an American Democratic politician. He was the first Latino Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, elected in 1997, before being convicted of corruption and subsequently removed from office, becoming the third Camden mayor in 20 years to be found guilty of corruption.
Milan grew up in North Camden and served as a United States Marine in the 1980s. He was elected to City Council in 1995. During his first term as mayor, he was indicted on a 19-count corruption case, and convicted on 14 of those counts on December 21, 2000, among them:
- laundered $65,000 in drug money
- staged a break-in with his former business partner to collect insurance money illegally
- accepted $30,000 to $50,000 in bribes from the Mafia
- used campaign money to pay for a vacation to Puerto Rico
- received two vehicles and thousands of dollars in free work on his home from city contractors
- and authorized the shakedown of a $5,000 political contribution from the city's public defender
The judge sentenced him to the maximum allowed under federal sentencing guidelines: seven years and three months in prison minus time served, and three years of supervision, plus barred from running for office. He spared Milan a fine, citing the lack of ability to pay, but Milan was held responsible for $14,761 in restitution.
- "In Camden, Another Mayor Is Indicted on Corruption Charges". New York Times. March 31, 2000. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
Mr. Milan, who was elected in 1997, is the third Camden mayor to be indicted in the last 20 years. He was ensnared in a rolling investigation into drug dealing and official corruption that federal officials have conducted for more than a year.
- Burney, Melanie (2000-12-24). "New Camden Mayor Can Call On A Lifetime Of Getting Jobs Done Gwendolyn Faison Inherits A Government Embroiled In Turmoil. Pending Legislation Would Strip All Power From The Mayor's Office". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
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