Breaking News Andrew Gillum Accused of Lying to the FBI in Corruption Trial!

Breaking News: Andrew Gillum Accused of Lying to the FBI in Corruption Trial!

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Andrew Gillum, a former mayor of Tallahassee and a candidate for governor of Florida is on trial for plot and fraud. After the second day of discussions, the jury still hasn’t come to a decision.

Tuesday at 9 a.m., the jury will meet again to keep making decisions. Monday around 5:15 p.m., the jury was sent home.

Gillum and Sharon Lettman-Hicks, who used to be his campaign manager, are both named in a 19-count charge that says they stole money from campaign donations during Gillum’s 2018 run for governor.

Gillum is also accused of lying to the FBI about gifts he got while with undercover agents in New York.

Monday, as they talked about the case, the jurors kept asking questions. Jurors asked for a list of what was in each piece of evidence and for more information about what would make Gillum guilty.

Prosecutors say the former mayor made two fake claims, and jurors wondered if both of them need to be shown to be false for him to be found guilty. The judge said that Gillum only needs to lie once for him to be found guilty.

On Friday, the jury asked when they would be sent home for the day if one of the defendants could be found guilty of fraud while the other could be found not guilty, and what a “material fact” was.

Eight days of statements were given at the federal courts in Tallahassee before the hearings began.

On Friday afternoon, the jury talked for about four hours.

As Gillum and Lettman-Hicks wait for a decision, WCTV’s Staci Inez will keep an eye on what’s going on at the courts.

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