Remember Andrew Gillum?
He was the guy who lost a narrow race to current Florida governor Ron DeSantis in 2018.
Then in March of 2020, he was found passed out with a dead man who OD’d on crystal meth in a Miami Beach hotel room.
Well, he’s back in the news again for all the wrong reasons.
Gillum has just been charged by a federal court with 21 felonies stemming from his failed 2018 Florida gubernatorial campaign.
This includes 19 counts of wire fraud and making false statements.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 22, 2022
Daily Wire has this breaking news:
Democrat Andrew Gillum was charged in federal court on Wednesday with 21 felonies related to his failed 2018 Florida gubernatorial campaign, which he lost to Republican Ron DeSantis.
“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,” United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida said in a statement.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Andrew Gillum, an opponent of Ron DeSantis in 2018, has been charged with 21 felonies.
— CNSNews (@cnsnews) June 22, 2022
BREAKING REPORT: [D] Andrew Gillum, 2018 Florida gubernatorial candidate, INDICTED ON FRAUD charges including 21 Felonies Related his campaign for Governor..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) June 22, 2022
BREAKING: A federal grand jury has returned a 21-count indictment against Democrat Andrew Gillum for Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, And Making False Statements related to his campaign that he lost to Ron DeSantis
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 22, 2022
“A federal grand jury returned a 21-count indictment against Andrew Demetric Gillum, 42, and Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks, 53, both of Tallahassee… Both defendants are charged with 19 counts of wire fraud. Gillum is also charged with making false statements to agents of the FBI.” pic.twitter.com/hZuU24pqgl
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) June 22, 2022
BREAKING: Former Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and an associate were indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false statements.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 22, 2022
Our friends at Newsmax shared more details of the charges against Gillum:
Gillum, 42, and Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks, 53, were accused of unlawfully soliciting and obtaining funds from various entities and individuals between 2016-19 through false and fraudulent promises and representations indicating the funds would be used for a legitimate purpose, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Jason R. Coody announced.
The 21-count indictment also alleges that 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 were charged with 19 counts of wire fraud. Gillum also was charged with making false statements to the FBI.
Gillum and Lettman-Hicks could face up to five years for making false statements, 20 years for conspiracy to commit fraud, and 20 years for wire fraud.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 22, 2022
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) June 22, 2022
BREAKING: Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who lost to now-Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2018, is facing a federal indictment for alleged fraud in connection with his campaign. https://t.co/w4EiD29dOV
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 22, 2022
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 22, 2022
Thank God that Ron DeSantis beat Andrew Gillum in 2018.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) June 22, 2022