Atlantic City council president sworn in as mayor

Atlantic City’s council president was sworn in as the city’s mayor Friday, one day after his predecessor pleaded guilty to defrauding a non-profit basketball club.

Council President Marty Small was sworn in as the city’s mayor at noon.

The shake-up comes after former mayor Frank Gilliam admitted to stealing more than $87,000 from the A.C. Starz Youth Basketball Club during a federal probe. Agents obtained a warrant to get inside Gilliam's home, where they found more than $41,000 dollars that had been taken over five years.

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Federal prosecutors say Gilliam used the money for expensive trips, clothes, meals and other things.

Gilliam faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 dollar fine.

Small spoke to FOX 29’s Steve Keeley this morning about becoming Atlantic City’s next mayor.