We’ve just learned that Democrat Andrew Gillum has been charged with 21 felonies related to his failed campaign against Republican Ron DeSantis back in 2018.
The United State Attorney for the Northern District of Florida said this in a statement:
“A federal grand jury has returned a twenty-one count indictment against Andrew Demetric Gillum, 42, and Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks, 53, both of Tallahassee, Florida.”
Gillum has asserted his innocence and claims the charges are purely political, despite the fact that the Department of Justice, overseen by the Biden administration themselves, is handing down the charges.
The statement continued:
“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.”
If the court finds Gillum guilty, he will face up to 45 years in prison for the charges filed against him.
NBC News national political reporter Marc Caputo tweeted that Gillum surrendered to authorities prior to the unsealing of the indictment, which confirmed all 21 charges are in connection with the 2018 campaign.
To add to the controversy, in 2020 Gillum was discovered in a hotel room with a male escort and illicit drugs.
The Daily Mail reported more details on this previous incident:
“Plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth, empty beer bottles and prescription pills are seen scattered among trash and soiled bedding in the shocking images. He was inside room 1107 with two more men, one of them a hunky 30-year-old male escort named Travis Dyson, who was found naked and in the throes of a drug overdose.”