Delaware town manager guilty in mail fraud case

Former Camden, Delaware town manager James Plumley pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in U.S. District Court.

Plumley was accused in a kickback scheme that defrauded the state of Delaware for more than $200,000 from 2004 through 2008.  Plumley’s partner in the fraud, William Mahon, a Wilmington contractor also pleaded guilty.

Under the scheme, Plumley was employed by Roofing Resources, Inc. and was responsible for helping the state’s Division of Facilities Management to select contractors to repair and maintain roofs on state-owned buildings.  Plumley used his position to get roofing contracts for Mahon.  In return for getting the contract, Mahon would inflate the price of his bid on the project, later depositing extra money earned through that inflation into Plumley’s checking account as a kickback.

As part of the plea deal, Plumley and Mahon have agreed to repay the state $204,000.

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