Feds charge Andrew Gillum with conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false statements

Press release from U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida

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. The indictment was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

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.

The initial appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 2:00 pm, at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee in the Magistrate Judge’s Courtroom on the main floor.

The maximum terms of imprisonment for the offenses are as follows:

  • 5 years: Making False Statements
  • 20 years: Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
  • 20 years: Wire Fraud

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Stephen M. Kunz and Andrew J. Grogan. An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • The City of Gainesville Commision and the Alachua County Commision was 1000% behind this guy being elected Governor. Why?

    • That’s not a difficult question to answer. Birds of a feather flock together.

  • Ohhhh tough question but I will try with the easy obvious answer: Because the alternative, DeSantis, is a total fascist ass with his head up the ass of Donald Trump and a disaster for the citizens of Florida.

    • I thought it was Gillum found with his head up someone else’s…
      I guess if you’re going to try and answer the question, try to make an attempt at providing the correct answer.

  • wonder if Gillum’s 2016-2019 criminal activity was on the FBI’s radar during the 2018 Governor Election…was Gillum supposed to be a Blackmailed Governor?

  • What a disgrace! It doesn’t matter what party this is, frankly, there are embarrassing people in both parties. The issue is integrity and obviously this guy is a disgrace. He should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and never return to public service. Diverting funds for personal gain? Disgusting!

  • Gilllum walked into the courtroom wearing leg shackles and handcuffs with a chain around his waist.

  • Looks like he has more in common with local leadership, past & present, than we thought.

  • Just think how close the State of Florida came to electing this nut!! It’s actually scary to imagine!!!! As Lyn said, THANK GOD DeSantis pulled it out! We the people need to take the privilege of voting seriously and do our homework before casting our vote.

    • Very true just look at the mess we are in now 5.00 a gallon gas can’t afford to eat

  • He graduated from GHS in 1998. Was he one of Poe’s students? Maybe that’s what’s wrong with him. If you look up his Wikipedia… he was a boy-wonder Tallahassee city commissioner at the age of 23, from 2003 until 2014, and then he served a term as mayor (clouded by allegations of corruption).

  • the Founders expected the citizens to be educated & informed. the fact that Andrew Gillum came within a whisker of being elected shows once again how the takeover of our educational system by the federal government has done much damage. i am not sure the Republic survives.

    • They want to destroy the republic. The plan is to crash
      The dollar & our economy…then global fascist commi
      Planetary control. They want to use 6g when that comes
      To connect you to the internet and control every aspect of your life…you will not be able to engage in commerce
      If you don’t comply. The devils utopia.

    • The Founders also were reassured by their belief in only allowing free, white, males to vote by non-secret ballot; no women or “coloreds” need apply nor, in a number of states non-property owners.

      Basically, mostly to the exclusion of “WE THE PEOPLE”.

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