Federal Prosecutors Seek To Drop Charges Against Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum

A former Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, could see an indictment against him dropped, according to new reports.

A request from federal prosecutors was made this week for the courts to drop the existing indictment against Gillum.

"Gillum lost the state's 2018 gubernatorial race to Republican Ron DeSantis by less than 1 percentage point," according to JustTheNews.

Gillum served as a council member and mayor for the city of Tallahassee, and the charges are in connection with his time in those roles.

The government "respectfully moves that this court dismiss the indictment against the Defendants Andrew Gillum and Sharon Lettman-Hicks," prosecutors wrote in their filing.

"Gillum was expected to have used the name recognition from his close race to further his political career. But it collapsed after he was found in a Miami hotel in 2020 too intoxicated to talk to police," reported JustTheNews.

The Miami hotel incident included a male prostitute who had overdosed and bags of possible methamphetamine.

Gillum was not charged in the incident.

"In the Florida trial, Gillum and Lettman-Hicks were charged last year with 21 counts including wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI," reported JustTheNews.

"Following a nearly three-week trial, jurors earlier this month acquitted Gillum on one charge of making false statements but were unable to reach a verdict on 18 other wire fraud and conspiracy counts against him and former campaign adviser Lettman-Hicks. Judge Allen Winsor then declared a mistrial on the conspiracy and fraud charges," reports JustTheNews.

The case could be completely dismissed if Winsor issues an order.