Charges Against Jimmy Binns Dropped

Local attorney was accused of damaging a neighbor’s air conditioner in Margate

All charges have been dropped against local attorney James “Jimmy” Binns after he was accused of damaging a neighbor’s air conditioner in Margate, N.J.

Binns, 72, was arrested for the alleged incident back on Dec. 13. Police claimed it was part of an ongoing property dispute between Binns and his neighbor. He was charged with criminal mischief and released on his own recognizance.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor announced Monday that the charges against Binns were dismissed. His attorney claimed his client may sue the city of Margate, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Ironically, Binns is listed as an Honorary Margate Police Chief, according to

In addition to being an attorney, Binns is also the former Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner, made cameo appearances in the last two Rocky films and is a member of the state’s boxing Hall of Fame.

He is also known for his philanthropy work as the chairman of the Hero Thrill Show and his work to have memorial plaques dedicated in the memory of fallen police officers and firefighters.

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