Former Atlantic City councilwoman pleads not guilty to illegal land deal

Former Atlantic City Council Vice-Presdient Cassandra McCall-Clark pleaded not guilty today to official misconduct, the AP reports.

Clark was indicted by a state grand jury in April for allegedly arranging for a straw buyer to purchase two parcels of land from the city for $3,000 a piece. Clark voted for the sale of the parcels, now valued at $110,000, while on the council.

The Press of Atlantic City followed up the next week with a piece about how McCall-Clark bought 21 properties for a total of $786,503 over the last decade that are currently valued at $3.7 million. Former Atlantic City councilwoman pleads not guilty to illegal land deal