RPOF CHAIRMAN: WHY ARE ANDREW GILLUM’S RECORDS TIED TO AN ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION?
TALLAHASSEE, FL- A new report from Politico has confirmed that Andrew Gillum’s driving records are “tied to an ‘active criminal investigation’ and can’t be released unredacted by the state.” The story also shared that Gillum’s driving records have been “accessed by governments or law enforcement agencies 106 times.”
“Andrew Gillum can continue to deny his close entanglement with an FBI investigation, but it increasingly appears that he is involved more than he is leading us to believe. Why in the world would law enforcement request his records over 100 times if he wasn’t one of the main focuses of an ongoing corruption investigation? Why would his attorney issue statements to the press if he wasn’t worried that what he would say could possibly be used against him later in a court of law? Where there is smoke, there is usually fire, and there appears to be an inferno of suspicion surrounding the mayor,” said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia.
By Matt Dixon
September 26, 2018
Driving records related to Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum are tied to an “active criminal investigation” and can’t be released unredacted by the state, according to an audit housed with the Florida Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles.
POLITICO requested a listing of the number of times Gillum’s record has been accessed by governments or law enforcement agencies. The listing shows Gillum’s records have been accessed 106 times, but a vast majority were redacted by the department, and no specific information could be provided.
The records, which span 2014 to 2018, are related to the state’s Driver and Vehicle Information Database, which includes information related to a range of information on a person’s driver history. The database can be accessed by law enforcement agencies and local governments.
“Reasons agencies need access may include performing investigations or gathering information as part of their official duties,” said Beth Frady, a DHSMV spokeswoman.
The public records exemption cited by the department for not releasing details to POLITICO relates to records tied to an “active criminal intelligence information and active criminal investigative information.”
“In accordance with Florida law, active criminal intelligence information and active investigative information are exempt from public record,” Frady said when asked for additional information.
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