Attorney John Morgan Labels Gillum a #Fraudster, Asks for Refund

Attorney John Morgan Labels Gillum a #Fraudster, Asks for Refund

Super attorney John Morgan went after former gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum on twitter today over Gillum’s decision to keep approximately $3.5 million in campaign funds rather than spend it in an effort to defeat Ron DeSantis in last years Florida governor’s race.

At 9:31 am, Morgan began a series of tweets:

.@AndrewGillum this isn’t a “circular firing squad” this is one person’s political suicide. Our firm gave you $2MM and you know how much I raised from others. To find out that $3.5MM was not used in a dead heat race is stunning.

To learn that you plan to use all of our money entrusted to you to promote yourself for your next race is galling. If you use that money & pay restitution for felons who paid their dues to society you could register 200K people in a day! If you do that I’ll put up the next $3.5MM

.@AndrewGillum this is not about you and your future political ambitions. This is about doing what is right and ethical. Can you ever imagine asking any of us to support you again?

Rick Scott poured $10MM of his own money in the last week because his was a dead heat. He won. You lost. Don’t lose again. #ForThePeople

Next at 11:00 a.m., Morgan went after Gillum’s goal of registering voters:

Who will be counting the million voters @AndrewGillum is registering? Who will be auditing the expenses down to the penny including 5-star lodging and meals?

The most sure way to register new voters is to pay freed felons fines. But then all of the money is gone quickly and you have to pay your own expenses out of your own pocket. This bullsh*t is yet another reason I choose to be NPA. #PoliticiansSuck#AndrewIsDOA

Next, at 12:45 p.m., Morgan gets personal and asks for a refund.

I don’t think @AndrewGillum has ever had a job, but he should get one. Or maybe use the money to make Mexico pay to build the wall… About as likely as him registering 1 million people who hate lima beans.

.@AndrewGillum at a minimum would you please return my $250K… I trusted you! #ForThePeople

Next at 1:45 p.m., Morgan again lashes out at Gillum and accuses him of enhancing his lifestyle with campaign donations.

After this and all that has gone on @AndrewGillum is toast. When you sleep, eat, and travel on our trusted money know that you have betrayed a great number of people. #Fraudster

.@AndrewGillum has dedicated his life to himself. Tell me what job he has ever had? How much money did you give him? We gave him $2MM. BS is BS no matter what party! The trouble with parties is they stand silent when their side is acting badly. I won’t. Too damn old.

73 Responses to "Attorney John Morgan Labels Gillum a #Fraudster, Asks for Refund"

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    Lea   May 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Hope – Read most all of the comments… Have to reply to yours… You are so right… before throwing the stone from glass houses…we all live in… All… So far I haven’t met anyone who did not live within walls of glass…Mother Teresa has passed away… and Jesus admitted he was a sinner…so that pretty much leaves…. No one.

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    Bwhahaha. Pass the popcorn.   May 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Morgan is a self starter, a brilliant marketer, great niche lawsuit market finder (slip and falls, salaried overtime, nursing homes, etc) and is a hard hard worker. My compliments for him however stop there.

    When you want to know why your health insurance costs a fortune. Blame his people. Your employer pays you peanuts (because his workers compensation and general liability insurance is outrageous). Blame his people. Your auto and homeowner policy is outrageous. Blame his people.

    In my opinion, Morgan and Morgan are easy to work with because they settle out with insurance adjusters fairly easily. Taking stuff to trial because they are such tough litigators? Lol. Umm sure. In my opinion…It’s a volume settlements gig for them.

    Regardless, thanks to him for letting us all see now where the money goes….politicians and their convenient “friendship” ….from funding their campaigns.

    I don’t agree with the posters here about this being a race thing. Though, it’s funny to watch a liberal lawyer get smacked with the race card. If you want to make it about race though, here’s my two cents…. This uppity “never had a real jobber” (as if Morgan only found that out about Gillum post election) just f’ed up big time by pissing off the HACIC. (Head Ambulance Chaser in Charge). I doubt Morgan stops at social media revenge. Gillum messed with the wrong guy here.

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    Walter   May 21, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    This would make an amusing sitcom.

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      Hope   May 22, 2019 at 8:15 am

      More like a reality-show…

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    Mr P   May 21, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    The corruption in this city is horrible,And ya’ll don’t know the half of it.Its not just The politicians it’s the lobbyist also running pockets with big consulting firms.Theres a person working in town here that is digging thier little fingers in with the state,This person did business with another company in 2015 that totally made so many millions of dollars from the state but none of their technology worked,Millions of tax payers money wasted multiple state workers fired for poor judgement and other things and the person in charge out partying with thier team every night blowing thousands of tax dollars.The corruption and behind the scenes activity that goes on is CRAZY! I can write a book on the things I have seen heard and have emails of inside state workers giving information on contracts that are coming out.How to bid on them.How one person got a lobbyist 10k a month when he was only making 5k because he knew the governor of that state so well.Stay tuned folks this story Will blow your socks off when it hits the news!!!

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    Little Red Birdie   May 21, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    There is so much corruption in this city then most of you don’t even know.There are people in these consulting firms here in Tallahassee who are paying lobbyist tens of thousands of dollars to get into These State contracts and bilk millions of tax payers money for thier company’s and their selfs There was a big scandal with a person here in Tallahassee working at a company that got thier greedy little hands on tax payers money in Arkansas and it was millions of Dollars and the technology never worked.But the team for this company was out boozing and partying every night and the person running the project made sure that the head lobbyist in charge who was getting 5k a month got 10k a month because he knew the governor and could get them more business.This is all public knowledge but I actually know all this for a fact and I know this person is here in Tallahassee with another big firm paying the lobbyist and getting ready to strike it big on our tax money.Stay tuned and you will see first hand What really happens with tax money.

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    Stephen C Barbee   May 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Not very good “reporting ” when all you do is post social media excerpts

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    Eric   May 21, 2019 at 9:55 am

    This is honesty at it’s best. Morgan is calling Gillum out for something that could happen on either side. It’s too bad John Morgan can’t run for something. I bet he’d win.

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    Greg   May 21, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Greed chasing greed. How stupid can you be to believe “for the people!” Morgan wanted Gillum for Morgan.

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    Mike   May 21, 2019 at 9:06 am

    When Dem-Socialists go after each other, it’s fun to watch.
    Looks like John Morgan won’t be mounting any defense effort when gillum
    gets tagged by the FBI. I imagine Scott Maddox, JT Burnette, and Paige Carter-Smith are all singing like birds in a desperate attempt to get lighter sentences.

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      News Maven   May 21, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      Can any of the dozens of student housing projects currently under construction in town be re-purposed?
      Perhaps as a federal penitentiary?

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    TONY   May 21, 2019 at 8:40 am

    “We gave him $2MM. BS is BS no matter what party! The trouble with parties is they stand silent when their side is acting badly.” …………….. Actually, the PROBLEM IS, People like YOU trying to BUY a Politician so you can get things done for YOU that you normally couldn’t get done going thru the proper channels.

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    Mr. Entropy   May 21, 2019 at 8:39 am

    MAD magazine way back when used to have a humorous cartoon series called “Spy vs. Spy”. This is “Scum vs. Scum” and almost as funny. Find the newspaper stories way back when that chronicled how Morgan wanted to legalize mj. It wasn’t to help sick and injured, he saw the gold mine going on in California and wanted to get in on the ground floor with it here

    So he lobbied like mad to help his ‘sick and injured’ brother as a cover. Who dove into a shallow creek that had signs “No Diving”. He also backed his pawn for Ag. Commish all the better to have a hand in which “farmacies” got to sell it. Front door, meet back door. Having a governor in his pocket would go very far to help line it. But on this bet he got snookered. So sad….

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      Hope   May 21, 2019 at 11:14 am

      Now that is very interesting.

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        Mr. Entropy   May 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm

        Yes. Try to find the phrase “sick and injured” anywhere that linked story.

        And Re: his radio commercials bragging of “…billions and billions of dollars recovered [from insurance companies]”.

        Remember that the next time you pay your medical, house, auto, and business insurance premiums.

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    L fuducenburger   May 21, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Serves you right you marijuana smoking phony brown nosing lying poison snake and yes that goes for Emma too. Retard!

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    Carolina navarro   May 21, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Wow…Im more inclined to trust the guy who gave the money vs the guy who received it. These comments make me glad desantis won and might be the final straw for me with the Democrats…they are all crazy from the Kool aid!…If desantis legalizes weed and fixes Florida’s red tide/environmental problem I will support him next election!

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    Marie   May 21, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Simply childish behavior from a person who is supposed to be “For the people”. I’m questioning which “people” are you truly for? (Rich, poor, non-ethnic, the Elite or the downtrodden?). You’re a lawyer why make this public unless you have ulterior motives. I used to be a fan of M&M, but never again.
    The petty level is too high with this one!

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    Thonald Jackson   May 21, 2019 at 7:37 am

    To SPUD…..YOU can kiss Gillium’s ASS!! And get a BOOT up. YOURS!!

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    Mr R   May 21, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Oh and how the Democratic worm turned John Morgan, lay down with dogs you get up with fleas. What did you get expect,honesty,trust,loyalty….right after Gollums get together at Old Time Diner in Leesburg they ran out on their bills with 5 other tables stealing from Bono and Kelly and the single Mom servers….theives the lot of them,yet you expected different John Morgan ?
    You have lost your way… There’s no “For the people”….more like everyone for themselves and let’s screw over “We The People”….
    Traitor…. No honor amongst thieves.

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    Cory Brinson   May 21, 2019 at 7:05 am

    If he gave it it was given. I can’t give you a lawn mower and tell you when to cut your yard or were you can use it?

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      Hope   May 21, 2019 at 7:42 am

      But the election officials and the IRS can and will. Gillum is a thief and needs to return the money. Gillum is desperate and he’s digging a hole deeper and deeper each day.

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    Hope   May 21, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Before you all cast stones you may want to be advised that Mr Morgan does pay taxes, maintains a nice property downtown, is a gainful employer, pays revenues to the city of Tallahassee for advertising, spearheaded a political issue (medical marijuana) out of compassion for a family member and so on.

    You may not agree with his politics, but I bet he has contributed more to the public because of being a hard-working successful business owner than most of you casting stones.

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      Jon   May 21, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      And now hes using his money and time to reduce other freedoms. Hes trying to use the power of govt to enable his personal interests and reduce ours.

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      Snidely Whiplash   May 21, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you Hope.
      What you said got me thinking about the location of John Morgan’s office.
      Let me preach on it.
      It’s located at the corner of Monroe and Tennessee in a failed City of Tallahassee development dream money laundry boondoggle. The location became a failure soon after opening. Tennant Walgreens got out as soon as they could, not sure but I think GEICO, and perhaps others were there.
      Morgan likely has a below market value rental with COT to hide the fact COT wasted millions on building that failed project. Quite likely 1/2 of the tax dollars spent went to “usual suspect” kick backs, nepotism, ect…you know hoe COT operates.

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        Snidely Whiplash   May 21, 2019 at 3:56 pm

        In my defense the “e and the w” are right beside each other on the keypad. And I have fatty fingers!!!

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        News Maven   May 21, 2019 at 7:08 pm

        Would LOVE to read an exposé on that property. So far, all that’s been written has just been the publicly-available changes in tenancy.
        Unrelated to this, the ConService deal with the city to outsource water/sewer bills for apartment dwellers is fraught with billing errors.
        Peel back that can of worms, and follow the money on that one, Usual Suspects included.

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          Snidely Whiplash   May 22, 2019 at 11:11 am

          If John is getting a “reduced rent” from The City of Tallahassee to keep his giant MORGAN & MORGAN signs up on the building which make the COT boondoggle money pit taxpayer fraud project out of anyone’s mind then I’m sure John properly reports the reduced rent as in-kind income on John’s Federal Tax return.
          Oh BTW did anyone hear COT has acquired a new boondoggle money pit taxpayer fraud project known as ” The Northwood Property”?

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      Thomas.C.Hooker   May 21, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      Hope. The gateway property at the corner of Monroe Street and Tennessee street? That one? The one we paid for and gave tax breaks to?

      Or is it the corner property that signed walgreens into a long term agreement that they got out of? That one?

      Or is it the corner property that JT, mad dog, Kristen Didier, and Scott Maddox helped along? That one?

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    David   May 21, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Isn’t there limits to campaign contributions?

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      TONY   May 21, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Not if you go thru a PAC. That is why the People are trying to make it where the PAC’s have to report WHO and HOW MUCH is given to them. Gillum owned a small Building that he rented to many many Businesses just so he could set up a PAC for his Campaign.

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    Spud   May 21, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Don’t back down Mr. Morgan. Put the boots to him.

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    Mike   May 21, 2019 at 5:52 am

    “The most sure way to register new voters is to pay freed felons fines.”

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    Walter Cason   May 21, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Why???? Now, you donated to him and you didn’t tell him to pay it back, all candidates keep a coffer for their next campaign. You are a jealous punk, he’s black and you are white that’s all, yes he lost but by what county he didn’t loose in. Ask the Russians and the FBI/ Govenor???

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    Vera Cheeks   May 21, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Well John Morgan you don’t need my $7.98 You charged me for phone calls and stamps..

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    Gwendolyn Coleman   May 21, 2019 at 5:19 am

    There’ s a double standard here. Go after Rick Scott who stole $85 M from the state of Florida Medicaid Program. Gillum a bright, smart, intelligent African American must be a threat. You gave the money willingly right? This is a first for me hearing you gave. I know Robert Steyer gave millions. Discuss the matter with him. Why did you go public with this? Seems to me you are trying to destroy his reputation. Bad Morgan. Karma is real.

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      Thomas.C.Hooker   May 21, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      The name is Tom Steyer. Who in the world is Robert Steyer?

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    Eddie   May 21, 2019 at 4:56 am

    He was under investigation for fraud when you donated. Perhaps you donated as birds of a feather stick together.
    Maybe you were seeking political favor, you been there done that. I remember you & Charlie.
    Way to fight for the crooked John

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    Cedric Dawkins   May 21, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Such hypocrites these donors are! TRUMP used millions to pay his attorney fees and purchase life sized art, but no one seems to care. Andrew Gillum uses campaign funds to help increase the voting pool by promoting voter registration and assisting in paying restitution for returning felons that are being forced to pay by Governor Desantis before they are deemed eligible to vote, AFTER being made automatically eligible by the overwhelming passage by the people of Amendment 4! Although GILLUM may have lost, the winner has shown to be the real #Fraudster!

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      JON   May 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Except he isnt. Hes using the money to pay himself and friends, just like when he was ‘mayor’. And on the side registering people to specifically vote against Trump. Not just register to vote. But to specifically vote against Trump. To help himself get to a higher office with more power and money for him and friends.

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      Thomas.C.Hooker   May 21, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      But Cedric, Trump’s money belonged to Trump. Do you get that?

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    Enfo   May 21, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Tell that to Trump

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    Christopher R. Anderson   May 21, 2019 at 1:16 am

    So far, as a newbie observer, from Colorado, I think Morgan should run for President.

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      Mike   May 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

      Oh perfect – John Morgan for president. Now if he can just get Kim Kardashian as a VP candidate, that would be even more perfect.

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    Danny   May 20, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    This is flipping hilarious! An ambulance chaser whining about a socialist! Priceless! How about pay the restitution to the victims of that pos felons? Or would that cut out your 33 & 1/3%? Theres a wambulance going that way…go chase it!

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    Kathy McGraw   May 20, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    I agree

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    Steven   May 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    In 1938 Moe Howard (Three Stooges) said a wise thing…”There’s nothing worse than a Crooked Crook”. Amen

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    Pat   May 20, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    John Morgan need to stop with all that bull shit online crying out loud. He just trying to hurt the man and Slander his name. You gave the money it’s his now

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      Hope   May 21, 2019 at 7:49 am

      That money is not for Gillum’s personal use, have you lost your mind?

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    Craig   May 20, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Gillum has poked the wrong tiger in the wrong eye!

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    Hope   May 20, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    The public should be given an accounting of every penny of that money as to where it was spent and who spent it etc.

    If Gillum is using the monies for personal expenses which is unethical, but wouldn’t the IRS and election officials need to be involved?

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      Enfo   May 21, 2019 at 4:18 am

      Tell that to Trump

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        Hope   May 21, 2019 at 7:46 am

        Trump has given an accounting of where all his campaign funds were spent.

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    Tommy   May 20, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    John Morgan did the right thing, it’s time that other individuals do the same. It’s not about party it’s about what is right.

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    NytnGayle   May 20, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    See what happens when U don’t do what white men demand of U….they ruin Ur reputation…or give U one.

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      Mike   May 21, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Gillum, like any other person, is responsible for his own reputation. It has nothing to do with skin color, which no one can control or choose. Exactly as Martin Luther King said.

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    Seen it All.   May 20, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Gollum’s character (or lack of) has been plainly evident for years.
    Anyone who would dump money down that hole deserves to lose it.
    Take a closer look next time you want to bet on getting an inside track with a politician.

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    Susan Huff   May 20, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    When you gave him the $2,000,000, didn’t you already know that Gillum liked the extravagant lifestyle? Didn’t you know he had never held a real job? Why are you pretending not to know any of this? Oh and by the way, what kind of influence did you think you were buying for your $2,000,000? Morgan &Morgan are as big a crooks as Gillum. When personal injury attorneys take 50% of their cluents settlements, they are crooks. Your just mad because you bet on the wrong horse.

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    Bob   May 20, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    What are the last three letters of Democrat spell again?? Oh yeah RAT..Typical RAT

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    TONY   May 20, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Gave Gillum $2MILLION DOLLARS? I will NEVER Call Morgan & Morgan. You deserved to lose all that Money.

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      Jack   May 20, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      Tommy, you said it all. M&M showed that they’re for this socialist coup! They do deserved it.

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      Robert Williams   May 21, 2019 at 12:44 am

      TONY, $2,2 million is peanuts. Morgan spent $15 million to get marijuana legalized. And thus far he has spent $1.4 million for the referendum to get the minimum wage raised to $15 per hour

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    Vernon   May 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Morgan is not used to being on this end of the scam…and because of his reputation as a junk yard dog…look for Gillum to silence his LOUD voice ASAP with some kind of quiet settlement.

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    Paul   May 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I don’t get Morgan. If he feels that way about Gollum, why’d he give all that dough to him. Better give to GOP.

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    Gabriel   May 20, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    John Morgan for the People, SIR you got “punked” and “screwed” without Vaseline! Ethics? What’s that? No ethics and honor amongst shysters! FBI & IRS not finished yet…saving the best for last! Stay tuned.

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      Snidely Whiplash   May 21, 2019 at 9:12 am

      Good words there Gabe.
      It’s amazing how liberalism has twisted the cuckolded mind of an otherwise smart man like Morgan into thinking he could have trusted known local snake Gillum with a lot of money.
      John you got played. Stop 8itching like a little girl.
      Either take Gillum to court and demand a judgement in your favor or just shut up.
      You having chosen the 8itch like a little girl method is an embarrassment to real men everywhere.
      Shut up and go get Gillum in court John.
      And never do something this stupid again Son!

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      Mike Vahey   May 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Spot on. He is just another Obama who says one thing in public and does the opposite behind closed doors. Not only was Mr. Morgan played, so was George Soros. Gillum continues to play the race card, which is probably the only reason he was given a plea deal versus going to prison for corruption and other ethic violations

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        Snidely Whiplash   May 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm

        Mike I really feel the FEDs totally plan on letting Gillum slide on any and everything related to the Tallahassee corruption cases they are processing.
        Everyone says “no Snidely you are so wrong those are 2 separate legal matters and one has nothing to do with the other”.
        Just wait and see. The FBI really intends for Gillum to walk away and it will happen unless someone can hold the FBI’s feet to the fire on this.
        But who’s bold enough to force the FBI to do anything?

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    Greg   May 20, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Pass the popcorn

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      AndSoItGoes   May 21, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Andrew, Andrew, And – he – drew: $2M for caviar, Hamilton, Costa Rica while pilfering City Funds for personal gain and lying under oath. Perhaps Mr. Morgan knows of a good attorney – Wait is that a Morgan & Morgan wrapped StarMetro Bus that just went by? Layers and layers of irony…..


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