Text messages made public on Tuesday, Oct. 23, revealed that Andrew Gillum accepted tickets to see the musical, “Hamilton” from an undercover FBI agent, according to the Sun Sentinel.
The records show that undercover FBI agents set up a planned trip for Gillum to travel to New York City in August 2016 and attend events with his brother and lobbyist, Adam Corey. Mike Miller, an undercover FBI agent was acting as a developer looking to do business in Tallahassee.
According to texts sent from Corey to Gillum, Corey confirmed that Mike Miller had purchased tickets for the two of them to attend “Hamilton.”
“Hey brother, just checking in with you,” Corey wrote. “Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 pm.”
Florida law prohibits elected officials from accepting gifts of over $100 from lobbyists. The tickets for Hamilton were estimated to cost anywhere from $475 to $849 per seat.
Gillum claims that he never accepted the tickets and that he ended his relationship with Adam in 2017. The Ethics Commission is currently investigating the case.