Andrew Gillum is indicted on 21 counts of fraud charges in Tallahassee
Ron DeSantis’ former Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum faces 21 charges of fraud in Tallahassee, then vows to fight ‘political’ charges
- Democrat Andrew Gillum has been charged with 21 fraud cases
- The charges are related to his 2018 gubenatorial campaign
- Gillum was defeated in that race by Republican Ron DeSantis
- Feds accuse Gillum and co-defendant Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks of wire transfer fraud and illicit money solicitation
- Gillum denies the allegations
Democrat Andrew Gillum has been indicted on multiple federal charges related to campaign contribution fraud during his 2018 run for governor of Florida.
A federal grand jury has filed charges against 42-year-old Gillum.
The Justice Department is accusing Gillum and co-defendant Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks of conspiracy to commit fraud by unlawfully soliciting and obtaining funds from various entities and individuals through fraudulent promises.
The indictment also alleges that Gillum and Lettman-Hicks used third parties to divert some of those funds to a company owned by Lettman-Hicks, which then fraudulently gave the funds, disguised as payroll payments, to Gillum. provided for personal use.
He and Lettman-Hicks, 53, have been arrested. They both surrendered to the FBI and will appear in court at the U.S. courthouse in Tallahassee at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Gillum denied any allegation.
“I have spent the last 20 years of my life in public service and continue to fight for the people,” he said in a prepared statement. “Every campaign I’ve run has been done with integrity. Make no mistake that this case is not legal, but political.’
Democrat Andrew Gillum has been indicted on multiple federal charges related to campaign contribution fraud during his run for Florida governor in 2018
He was mayor of Tallahassee when he ran for governor in 2018.
He was the first black candidate for governor in Florida history, but lost the general election to Republican Ron DeSantis, who now serves as governor.