Baltimore bail bondsman Milton Tillman Jr. and his namesake son — who together ran Four Aces Bail Bonds — each pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal tax fraud cases that will likely send the elder man to prison for several years, while allowing the younger man to continue in the bail business, The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports.
His crimes carry a maximum combined sentence of 28 years and fines up to $600,000. But prosecutors plan to recommend a 51-month prison term at his July sentencing, along with requiring restitution of $120,000 to Ports of America.
The deal was contingent upon the plea of his son, Milton Tillman III, who pleaded guilty to one count of failure to file a tax return. The charge was contained in a criminal information filed in court Wednesday morning. Tillman III had earlier been charged alongside his father in a 28-count indictment, but all counts in that case against the younger man will be dropped at his sentencing, under the agreement.