the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, accepted tickets to the Broadway musical "Hamilton" from an undercover FBI agent in the summer of 2016, according to documents made public Tuesday as part of an investigation by the state's ethics commission.
The records include text messages between Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, and former lobbyist Adam Corey. An attorney for Corey turned over the documents to the ethics panel in response to a subpoena. The commission has been investigating a complaint brought against Gillum related to trips he took to Costa Rica and New York City. Gillum has asserted that he paid for all expenses related to both trips.
The story also reports that Corey, who has been friends with
Gillum since college, was on the trip along with another Edison investor
Sean Pittman and other lobbyists and business associates.
The trip and the subsequent meeting came at the height
of a still-ongoing FBI probe into corruption in the Tallahassee
city government that produced a new subpoena on Thursday.