WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC) - The former town manager of Camden has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme that defrauded the state of more than $200,000.
James Plumley III, of Camden, was also ordered to repay the state $200,000 at sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Wilmington.
Plumley and contractor William P. Mahon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud last year.
Prosecutors said Plumley used his position at a company called Roofing Resources Inc. to steer roofing repair contracts for state-owned facilities to Mahon's company. Mahon would inflate his project bids, then steer kickbacks to Plumley.
According to an online biography, prior to being appointed as Camden town manager/CFO, Plumley served on the town's planning commission from 1994-98, was elected to the town council in 1998 and served as vice mayor from 2000-2008.