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Former Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Democrat Andrew Gillum Indicted with 21 Felony Counts

June 22, 2022

Former Gubernatorial Candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Democrat Andrew Gillum has been Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on 21 Felony Counts

The crimes Gillum has been charged with are Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Making False Statements.

The CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition Sharon Lettman-Hicks was also indicted on 19 Counts regarding Wire Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. Lettman-Hicks had previously worked with Gillum.

According to a Press Release by the Department of Justice:

“The Indictment alleges that between 2016 and 2019, defendants Gillum and Lettman-Hicks conspired to commit wire fraud, by unlawfully soliciting and obtaining funds from various entities and individuals through false and fraudulent promises and representations that the funds would be used for a legitimate purpose. The Indictment further alleges the defendants used third parties to divert a portion of those funds to a company owned by Lettman-Hicks, who then fraudulently provided the funds, disguised as payroll payments, to Gillum for his personal use. Both defendants are charged with 19 counts of wire fraud. Gillum is also charged with making false statements to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

Gillum is set to appear in Federal Court on June 22nd, 2022 at 2:00PM EDT. His appearance will be at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee. His case will be heard in the Magistrate Judge’s Courtroom on the main floor.

Gillum in 2020 was found in a hotel room with a Male Escort. The Male Escort had overdosed on drugs while Gillum had been “vomiting in the bathroom” according to Daily Mail. Gillum later issued a public apology.

According to Fox News, police had released images of the hotel room that included spilled pills and “stained sheets.”

Gillum had ran for Governor as the Democratic Candidate in 2018, losing to now Governor Ron DeSantis by 32,463 votes.

Gillum served as Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital, from 2014-2018.

Gillum also had scandals during his time as Mayor of Tallahassee. He apologized to the public in 2017 after he used government bought email software for political campaign purposes.

An investigation over misconduct happened with Gillum in 2014. He was investigated by the FBI over if Gillum had a conflict of interest hiring his friend Adam Corey, to serve as Campaign Treasurer

Corey had been apart of a proposed restaurant project that got City funding. Gillum had casted a vote in that project. Tallahassee City Legal Staff said “the vote did not create a conflict of interest,” according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

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