Bernie Endorsed Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Is Neck Deep In Corruption Investigation
Democrat Andrew Gillum won a surprise victory in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary.
Gillum will take on Republican Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL) in the general election.
Andrew Gillum is neck deep in a federal corruption investigation.
Andrew is a good Democrat.
A photo obtained by the Democrat shows Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey posing together for a snapshot on a boat ride in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty in August 2016. It was one of several events that weekend arranged for Gillum by Corey and Mike Miller, a purported undercover agent posing as a developer from Atlanta. Miller was also on the boat ride but is not shown in this photo. Mike Sweets, another suspected undercover agent who claimed to be a medical marijuana entrepreneur, was also on the boat. (Photo: Special to the Democrat)
** Andrew Gillum wants a 40% corporate business tax rate.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida recently confirmed an FBI investigation into possible public corruption is continuing — but prosecutors declined to discuss its anti-corruption efforts even in the most general of terms.
The Daily Caller has more on the investigation.
Gillum has served as the mayor of Tallahassee since 2014. The USA Herold referred to his candidacy as the “far-left choice,” and he has been endorsed by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. In addition to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, Gillum has called for universal health care and increasing corporate taxes.
The FBI launched an investigation into Tallahassee’s city hall and key government players as early as 2015 as part of an on-going corruption probe. Part of the extensive investigation is targeted at Gillum’s longtime friend and former campaign manager, whose restaurant received tax money.
“We expect the city to respond fully and completely to the subpoena and we hope the situation is resolved quickly,” Gillum’s campaign spokesman told The Tallahassee Democrat after city officials received a new round of subpoeans.
Gillum also previously came under fire after failing to disclose more than $400,000 in mortgage debts on his financial disclosure forms.