Sources tell Tallahassee Reports that Mayor Gillum’s Chief of Staff Dustin Daniels solicited concert tickets from Adam Corey for the March 26, 2017 performance by Earth, Wind & Fire at the Tucker Center.
Sources confirm that Daniels watched the concert from Adam Corey’s Civic Center luxury box.
Tallahassee Reports was told that the box or suite costs approximately $30,000 a year to lease.
The Tucker Civic Center leases 34 suites with benefits that include their own private entrance and private concourse, preferred parking, private Arena entrance, food and beverage catering and from the Premium Services Department.
Sources say that approximately $1,200 was spent on catering and beverages during the concert.
Also, Tallahassee Reports has recovered a text message from Dustin Daniels to an Adam Corey associate inquiring about the tickets. The text message, shown below, said:
Hey is Adam having folks in his box tonight for earth wind and fire.
During 2017, Corey’s lobbying business, Unconventional Strategies LLC, was registered with the City of Tallahassee to represent the interests of six businesses.
Adam Corey is a central figure in the ongoing FBI investigation.
Tallahassee Reports has published a number of stories about the relationship between Daniels and Corey, including a report on Daniels referring business to Corey in his role as Mayor Gillum’s Chief of Staff.
Also, the Tallahassee Democrat recently wrote an article about Daniels possibly running for office. From the Democrat:
“Dustin Daniels, chief of staff to Tallahassee mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, has launched an Internet page that has all the makings of a campaign website, minus the political disclaimer. There’s a professional-looking, full-faced, color portrait photo. A short, moving bio of his humble beginnings and redemption after hints of trouble with the law. A glowing educational and work resume. A sponsored post on Facebook ensuring it was at the top of news feeds.”
The concert ticket revelations come amid a continuing scandal involving reports that a number of city officials received FSU football tickets that provided access to Adam Corey’s football skybox.