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Posted on June 14, 2017
TALLAHASSEE — Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Department of Investigations Chief Jeff Beasley said Tuesday he expects a “rapid end” to the investigation into Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s alleged misuse of city property, with a report being submitted to State Attorney Jack Campbell next week.
Beasley said his investigators are finished with the investigation and following a two- to three-day internal review, the report will be forwarded to Campbell.
“We realize this is a case of special interest to the community,” Beasley said.
He continued the timeline and any possible decisions whether to prosecute or not rests with the state attorney.
“Who knows what he’s going to do?” Beasley said.
On February 23, Tallahassee Reports broke the story that Gillum had allegedly spent approximately $5,000 in city funds to purchase software from democrat campaign vendor, NGP VAN. That software was allegedly used to generate campaign email for Gillum in which he mixed “Office of the Mayor” letterhead with his campaign correspondence.
Gillum later acknowledge the purchase and use of the email was a “mistake” and offered to repay the money for the software.
In early March Tallahassee Reports broke the news that an investigation into Gillum’s actions was launched by the LCSO following Campbell’s receipt of a complaint letter regarding Gillum’s alleged actions from a retired Jefferson County law enforcement officer, Paul Henry.