TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor, is facing 21 national charges related to a strategy to question donations and funnel a information of them backmost to him done 3rd parties, the U.S. attorney’s bureau announced Wednesday.
Gillum, 42, and co-defendant Janet Lettman-Hicks, 53, look 19 counts of ligament fraud. Gillum is besides charged with making mendacious statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The U.S. attorney’s bureau said the brace “conspired to perpetrate ligament fraud, by unlawfully soliciting and obtaining funds from assorted entities and individuals done mendacious and fraudulent promises and representations that the funds would beryllium utilized for a morganatic purpose.”
Lettman-Hicks past utilized her institution to fraudulently springiness wealth to Gillum disguised arsenic payroll payments, the bureau said successful a property release.
It’s the latest occupation for Gillum, who narrowly mislaid to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis successful a contention that required a recount.
Gillum served arsenic politician of Tallahassee earlier moving for governor.
In March 2020, Gillum was recovered intoxicated and unconscious successful a edifice country with 2 men, including 1 who works arsenic a antheral escort. Two days aboriginal helium entered a rehabilitation center, and aboriginal did a tv interrogation and said he’s bisexual.