Andrew Gillum campaigning in 2018. Via Wikimedia Commons.

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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