During the CNN Florida gubernatorial debate, Ron DeSantis asked Andrew Gillum whether he paid for the lodging associated with a Costa Rica trip that included lobbyist Adam Corey.
Previously, Gillum said that he and his wife paid cash for the May 2016 Costa Rica accommodations.
However, POLITICO is reporting that newly released information from Adam Corey’s lawyer indicates Gillum did not pay for the accommodations.
In one of the emails from June 2016, Corey promised his accountant a break-down of an $8,868 credit card charge. Corey’s assistant later responded with a list of people to invoice.
That list shows Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum, were responsible for $941.95, but that line was crossed out. A note next to it said, “HOLD ON BILLING.” Gillum’s email address was not included in a subsequent list of people who were invoiced for taking part in the Costa Rica trip.
In September, Kise said his client never received money from Gillum.