Leon County Sheriff McNeil has confirmed with TR’s Karen Murphy that his office will be investigating the Gillum email controversy.
One day after State Attorney Jack Campbell told TR reporter Karen Murphy he was waiting for someone with first-hand knowledge of the Tallahassee Mayor’s possible misappropriation of the city software for personal campaign use to request an investigation, an investigation has begun.
TR’s previous story can be read here.
Campbell told TR that he received a complaint yesterday and is checking on the legal constraints before releasing the name of the person who lodged the complaint.
It is not clear if the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Leon County Sheriff’s Office will initiate the investigation.
On Tuesday Campbell told TR he “expected to hear from someone with personal knowledge about it so I could assign an investigator and let them start following. Lots of stuff I see and read about in the news that I think probably is not good but I don’t just chase after everything I hear. Everything so far is hearsay. I try not to chase rabbit trails just based on things I’ve heard. I try to base it on facts. I need someone with knowledge to come to me.”
On February 23, Tallahassee Reports broke the story that Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum had allegedly spent approximately $5,000 in city funds to purchase software from democrat campaign vendor, NGP VAN. That software was allegedly used in campaign email for Gillum in which he mixed “Office of the Mayor” letterhead with his campaign correspondence.