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Bail bondsmen to be sentenced Friday

Milton Tillman Jr. and his namesake son, who co-ran Four Aces Bail Bonds in Baltimore, will be sentenced Friday in federal court for tax fraud, after a judge last week denied their request for a delay.

Prosecutors plan to request a 51-month prison term for the elder Tillman, according to a plea agreement, and a year-long term for the younger man, to be served through community-based detention so he can keep the bail bonds company running.

Both men pleaded guilty in December, with Tillman Jr. admitting to filing a false tax return, wire fraud and unlawfully engaging in the insurance industry, while Milton Tillman III pleaded guilty to one count of failing to file a tax return.

Their lawyers last month requested that their back-to-back sentencings, scheduled for July 8, be moved into the fall so they could have more time to determine what the men owe the Internal Revenue Service. But U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake — who had already allowed a seven-month delay between the conviction and sentencing dates for the same reason — denied the request last week.

tricia.bishop@baltsun.com

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