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Fri May 31, 2019, 08:37 AM

Federal grand jury subpoenas Gillum campaign, Forward Florida PAC

A federal grand jury in January subpoenaed former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for records dating back to 2015 related to an apparent investigation into three individuals and three non-profits associated with his gubernatorial campaign and Forward Florida political committee.

The Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday that the subpoena was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and ordered Gillum to provide “documents, electronically stored information, or objects” from his campaign and committee by May 7, less than two weeks after Gillum was fined $5,000 to settle an ethics complaint before the Florida Ethics Commission.

The subpoena demands Gillum provide information on:

* John H. Jackson, president and CEO of Massachusetts-based Schott Foundation for Public Education, where Gillum served on the board.
* The non-profit Opportunity to Learn Action Fund that Gillum served as president of until 2017.
* Hedge-fund manager philanthropist Donald Sussman, who donated $1.5 million to Gillum's gubernatorial campaign.
* Harris Parnell, a donor who worked for Sussman.
* Sharon Lettman-Hicks, CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition, an LGBTQ advocacy group, and owner of P&P Communications, a public relations firm Gillum reported income of $71,000 from in 2017. His 2018 campaign paid Lettman-Hicks’ firm nearly $45,000 to rent office space.

It is uncertain if the grand jury’s subpoena is related to the three-year, $500,000 FBI investigation into Tallahassee corruption during Gillum’s time as mayor that resulted in three arrests and dogged his gubernatorial campaign or if it is a new probe.

Read more: https://www.thecentersquare.com/florida/federal-grand-jury-subpoenas-gillum-campaign-forward-florida-pac/article_1ffa4aae-8397-11e9-b7fc-87dc02a50a1d.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 09:22 AM

1. Produce the documents. If you're innocent they will help prove it.


It's a legal subpoena, he must produce the documents.

If he's not guilty of wrong-doing there should be nothing to worry about.

LOL, that sounded good didn't it? No matter what, it's apparent the GOP is going to spin whatever they get to make him look guilty.

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Fri May 31, 2019, 10:33 AM

2. Not sure subpoenas mean anything any more.

Unless it's to keep them women and blacks in line.

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