March 17, 2010 by Baltimore Slumlord Watch
From today’s Baltimore City Paper:
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorneys Office, politically connected ex-con Milton Tillman Jr. and his son, Milton “Moe” Tillman III, were both federally indicted on conspiracy charges that involved their bail-bonds businesses. The release says the indictment, which was filed under seal on Feb. 23, was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Maryland today.
Tillman Jr. has two prior convictions dating to the 1990s, one for attempted bribery and the other for tax evasion. The current indictment includes charges of defrauding the Internal Revenue Service in connection with the Tillmans’ bail-bonding business, 4 Aces Bailbonds, which has offices at 2332 Monument St. and 1101 North Point Blvd. After Tillman Jr.’s release from federal prison in 2000, 4 Aces quickly emerged as the predominant bail-bonds business in Baltimore.
After Tillman III was shot by drug dealers who had sold him a bag of baking soda for $3,000 in 2000, the shooter’s gang was tried in federal court in a case prosecuted by the late assistant U.S. attorney Jonathan Luna, whose violent death in 2003 remains a mystery. During the trial, Luna called Tillman Jr. “one of the most notorious drug dealers in Baltimore City history” and “a violent type of guy.”
We’re hoping this case, in addition to Milton Tilman III’s financial troubles will signal the end of his reign as a leading drug dealer and slumlord.