On Monday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported that the Florida Commission on Ethics filed a motion to subpoena Andrew Gillum’s brother, Marcus, to testify at the ethics hearing which begins Wednesday.
In response, Gillum’s attorney, Barry Richard, filed a motion to block the testimony.
Elizabeth Miller, the Florida Commission on Ethics advocate, replied to Richard’s motion by saying, in part, that Marcus Gillum is a fact witness and all the facts are not in the record.
Ultimately, Administrative Law Judge E. Gary Early will decide the issue.
As TR has previous reported, Marcus Gillum has been tied to a number of controversial issues surrounding his brother.
Most important to the pending ethics case is Marcus Gillum’s role in the trip to New York, which included Adam Corey, Andrew Gillum, and the undercover FBI agents.
In January, the Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause that Andrew Gillum accepted illegal gifts, including tickets to the Broadway play Hamilton and a boat ride in New York.
However, Marcus Gillum’s named has surfaced in relation to other parts of the FBI investigation.
In August of last year TR reported that sources close to the FBI investigation indicated Marcus Gillum was being paid by the agents posing a developers seeking business with the city of Tallahassee.
In addition, Marcus Gillum was a frequent visitor to Adam Corey’s FSU football sky box. TR reported that Corey’s sky box was a meeting place for city officials and the undercover FBI agents during 2016.
Given these connections, the questioning of Marcus Gillum during the ethics hearing could reveal new information about the ongoing FBI investigation.