Another day, another corruption scandal from the Florida Democrat’s nominee for Governor.
This time, Andrew Gillum has been busted lying about how he really received tickets to the musical “Hamilton.” Evidently, they came from an undercover FBI agent.
Gillum, the Mayor of Tallahassee, is running against Trump Republican Ron DeSantis, a former Congressman.
According to the Tallahassee Democrat:
Mayor Andrew Gillum got a ticket to “Hamilton” in New York City from an undercover FBI agent, a fact his campaign failed to divulge in previous explanations about the trip, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
The Times reported it obtained text messages between Gillum and his one-time close friend, Adam Corey, a lobbyist and key figure in the FBI’s investigation into public corruption in Tallahassee. An attorney for Corey gave the text messages to the Florida Commission on Ethics last week as part of a subpoena for documents, the Times said.
Gillum told the Washington Post in September he got the “Hamilton” ticket from his brother, Marcus Gillum. Gillum’s lawyer, Barry Richard of Tallahassee, gave the same explanation in an interview with the Tallahassee Democrat.
“I’m sketchy on the details,” Gillum told the Post. “All I know is I got handed my ticket by Marcus. We’re going to ‘Hamilton.’ I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a great time.”