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Andrew Gillum, the Florida Democrat who narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial election to Ron DeSantis, has been charged with 21 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false statements.

The Justice Department said in a statement on Wednesday: 

The Indictment alleges that between 2016 and 2019, defendants Gillum and Sharon 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.

That statement also accused Andrew Gillum and Sharon Lettman-Hicks of using “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.”

Before the indictment was announced, Andrew released the following statement to NBC News

I have spent the last 20 years of my life in public service and continue to fight for the people.

Every campaign I’ve run has been done with integrity. Make no mistake that this case is not legal, it is political. 

Throughout my career I have always stood up for the people of Florida and have spoken truth to power. 

There’s been a target on my back ever since I was the mayor of Tallahassee. 

They found nothing then, and I have full confidence that my legal team will prove my innocence now.

You may recall, that Andrew Gillum came out as bisexual following a drug overdose scandal in a Miami Beach hotel room. 

He took to Instagram hours ago and posted the following scripture:

Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him… Job 13:15

See the original post below.

Whew, Andrew!

Source: Rolling Stone