Skip to comments.Andrew Gillum Billed FBI Undercover Agent $4,386 For Fundraiser, Never Disclosed In Finance Reports
Posted on 10/26/2018 10:45:51 PM PDT by MaxistheBest
The Andrew Gillum campaign continues to implode, now with reports that he failed to disclose $4,386 of an in kind contribution made by an undercover FBI agent who had been investigating the campaign. Campaign finance laws require all candidates to report all campaign contributions and expenditures to be listed with the state disclosure portal. While theres usually a 30 day window to file these reports, the FBI agents contribution is from 2016.
The ironically named Tallahassee Democrat reports:
An undercover FBI agent posing as an Atlanta developer seeking to do business with the city of Tallahassee was billed for food and drinks for a 2016 fundraiser for Mayor Andrew Gillums nascent political action committee, documents released Friday show.
The Forward Florida PAC would eventually become the war chest for Gillums gubernatorial campaign. It is the first piece of evidence linking an ongoing FBI probe to Gillums broader campaign for statewide office.
The emails and receipts released Friday as part of a supplemental records request from the Florida Commission on Ethics show that the agent, Mike Miller, was invoiced $4,386 by 101 Restaurant and Mint Lounge, a restaurant owned by lobbyist Adam Corey at the time. An email exchange shows that Miller paid the bill and that Gillum sent him a personal thank you note for the food.
The Ethics Commission initially subpoenaed records of Coreys travel that included the mayor, producing 150 pages of documents that included text messages confirming that Gillum attended the Broadway hit Hamilton while in New York in August 2016 and that Miller provided the tickets.
The invoice billed to Forward Florida Honoring Andrew Gillum described a dinner for 40 guests of filet mignon, twice-baked sweet potatoes, salmon mousse canapes, broccoli and carrots, and southern style strawberry shortcake for $2,800. The bar tab was $1,200 for beer, wine and liquor.
Adding a 20 percent service charge and sales tax brought the bill to $5,160, but an owners discount brought the remaining balance due to $4,386.
This took place before Gillum was running for governor, when he was merely the mayor of Tallahassee. Thats another layer of troubl, as The Orlando Sentinel adds:
The information was released by Christopher Kise, a lawyer representing Corey, in response to a request earlier this week from the states ethics commission. The commission is investigating whether Gillum accepted gifts from lobbyists after a Tallahassee businessman and persistent critic of Gillum filed a complaint. Florida law bars local elected officials from accepting anything worth more than $100. Kise was once Floridas solicitor general and served on the transition team of Republican Gov. Rick Scott when Scott won in 2010.
Gillum has denied any wrongdoing in the case, which involves some of the same people whose names have surfaced in an ongoing FBI investigation into city government.
Corey helped arrange meetings with Gillum on behalf of the undercover agent, but his lawyer has declined to answer questions on whether Corey was working in tandem with the FBI.
Its not clear if the undercover agent paid the invoice for the reception that Corey hosted at his house on behalf of Gillums committee. Campaign finance records filed by the committee do not appear to show any contributions or in-kind donations to cover the event expenses. It is against Florida law for political committee to accept donations without reporting them.
The entire 80+ pages from the investigation can be found on Document Cloud:
Because the fbi has been corrupted and not at just the top levels as everyone keeps saying. This includes the field agents, they have been warned it is not good for their careers to prosecute democrats. They look the other way when they come across democrat corruption.
This race should not even be close so what the hell is going on?
I know the media here are in no mention mode, and many republicans here are just not paying attention. Hell I have not got one robo call, not one flyer, not one poll, nor has anyone I know here in DeSantis area.
I’m in DeSantis district and we have not had one robo call, not one mail flyer, nothing from his campaign.
The left here are very well organised, and I met two women from MI who are working for Gillum.
Trump needs to do more than the one event, and do one in central, and north FL, maybe in Tallahassee , home of the corrupt Gillum
None of that bothers me. What bothers me is that he went to see the play "Hamilton".
.... in response to the bribe charges, Gillum has said he was born black.
Why? Trump derangement syndrome.
I have a leftist brother in Florida, and he is voting for Gillum. He wants every bum and illegal immigrant to get Medicare.
He fails to realize he is almost 60, and he’s voting to give away a benefit he paid for.
The story itself is historically accurate and the music is good. Why wouldn’t you go see it?
I’m in fla..will man phone banks tomorrow
I’m in jax... no desantis calls or fliers.. I blame dysfunctional Republican party.
we and others have had nothing, and yet Gillum is in my town St Augustine a conservative county tomorrow!!!!!
Either this is the worst campaign for Scott, and DeSantis or they know more than us, but if we lose the Gov position then the FL GOP and their campaigns truly need to look at themselves.
I’m being nice in order to not be banned
Good!!! The grass roots here is quietly doing what we need to. People like you!
The fl gop has been inept for YEARS!
"Entitlement bribes" due to past injustices..........and he'll still be whining for reparations.
Gillum is wearing a Suit of Black Race Card Teflon.
His Voters treat him like he is a Victim, not a Criminal.
“All I see are articles declaring Florida is going blue in the election. Its a done deal. The Blue Wave is coming.”
And Hillary will be president in 2017.
Why in Gods name would FL want to elect a race-baiting little Marxist with a horrid mayoral background to lead their state???
Promise of freebies.... Medicare for all....
Obama like slick presence.... Racial guilt.... Too many snowbirds who have become residents....
Introverts are some of the best employees.
They work hard, could care less about office politics and grandstanding seems stupid to them.
Sounds like my kind of guy.
Spot on. He gets shiite done. But don’t f with him. Yes, he was JAG.
For the SEALS.
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