Today former Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed to a settlement with the Florida Commission on Ethics related to trips he took with city lobbyist Adam Corey to New York and Costa Rica.
Gillum’s attorney, Barry Richard, told reporters that in the settlement Gillum admits he took a gift from city lobbyist Adam Corey while in New York and has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine. Richard said the gift is not identified in the settlement.
TR was told there will be no comment on the details of the settlement from Ethics Commission officials until it is presented to members of the Florida Commission on Ethics.
The ethics hearing was scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. but was repeatedly delayed as negotiations continued behind closed doors.
Gillum and his entourage showed up at the DOAH offices just before 9:30 a.m. and were directed to a private conference room.
Gillum and his representatives emerged from the conference room at around 11:30 a.m. and the Ethics Commission advocate, Elizabeth Miller told the judge that a settlement had been reached and a hearing was not required.
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