Andrew Gillum campaigning in 2018. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Via AAN:

The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that Andrew Gillum, who unsuccessfully ran for Florida governor against Ron DeSantis in 2018, was indicted on 19 counts of wire fraud, as well as conspiracy, and other charges.

Fox News reports:

Gillum, who was once mayor of Tallahassee, is accused of acting in concert with associate Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks to solicit funds using false representations and promises.

“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,” a Justice Department press release said.

The Justice Department did not go into details of the allegations, only to say the alleged scheme went on from 2016 to 2019. Local reporting from the Tallahassee Democrat indicated that the charges are based on campaign contributions that Gillum and Lettman-Hicks allegedly solicited from undercover FBI agents.

Gillum is also charged with making a false statement to the FBI.

Here’s how Twitter responded to the news:

Naturally, leftists claimed the indictment of the allegedly corrupt politician was “racist.”

 

 

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Helga
Helga
5 months ago

Thank God for DeSantis and thanks to President Trump for helping! FL you see this? The people who voted for this dirtbag should be ashamed because they don’t love FL or the Country! This is really serious and you have voted corrupt Biden in as well!

Noe Rodriguez
Noe Rodriguez
5 months ago

Some people just don’t want to change. And if they do, it is for their own gain. The same can be said about most Latin American countries. There is always that person that will make the people believe that if they vote for him or her, they will help them. Once in power they turn their backs on who elected them. Sound familiar, but it is happening here too.