Former Tallahassee Mayor and failed socialist candidate for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum has opted to end the lengthy ethics investigation into him by paying $5000 in fines, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Gillum illegally accepted numerous gifts from lobbyists during his time as Mayor of Florida’s capitol city, including trips to the Caribbean, ticket to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton and other luxury items. He spent the entire campaign against pro-Trump Republican nominee Ron DeSantis denying that he ever did anything wrong and claiming that he would be vindicated.
However, the settlement reached with the Florida Ethics Commission does not mean Gillum was cleared of wrongdoing… only that he was willing to pay a $5,000 fine to end the investigation before it dug any deeper into his alleged misdeeds. He also agreed to a count of accepting a gift from a lobbyist worth more than $100, which included a private, nearly 2-hour long boat cruise around Manhattan.