Flamboyant Duo could be part of FBI Ethics Case
An undercover agent who was investigating Andrew Gillum for “alleged unethical misconduct” could testify against him in his upcoming ethics case, according to court records filed Monday.
“Mike Miller,” who posed as developer looking to do business in Tallahassee in 2016, would say that he paid for Gillum’s activities while hanging out in New York City that year, according to the ethics commission’s advocate.
Those activities likely include paying for a ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton and a boat ride around the Statute of Liberty with former lobbyist Adam Corey.
But whether the agent will show up is uncertain, according to Gillum’s lawyer, Barry Richard. He said the FBI has not made him available to the commission’s advocate, Elizabeth Miller.
“To my knowledge, she has not yet gotten agreement from the FBI to get him to testify,” Richard said. “They haven’t made him available to anybody.”
A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office, where Miller works, implied otherwise.
“We have information to suggest the FBI may voluntarily produce a witness,” spokesman Whitney Ray said.
Regardless, Richard said he’s hoping the FBI agent does show up. He didn’t oppose the idea in court motions.
“We’d like him to testify,” Richard said. “We think it would support Andrew’s version of what occurred.”
Miller wrote that the FBI had been actively investigating Gillum, however — a sign that the former Tallahassee mayor might not easily escape the ethics charges that dogged his campaign for governor last year.
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