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Gillum Says U.S. Attorney Weighing FBI Probe

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, is asking the U.S. attorney to confirm that he is not an FBI target.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, is asking the U.S. attorney to confirm that he is not an FBI target.

A sweeping FBI investigation of city-backed land deals involving a handful of Tallahassee officials and local developers appears to be at a turning point.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, is asking the U.S. attorney to confirm that he is not an FBI target.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, is asking the U.S. attorney to confirm that he is not an FBI target.

Adam Corey, a local businessman and former campaign treasurer for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, is dropping a slew of lobbying clients months after receiving an FBI subpoena.

At the same time, Gillum is demanding the feds announce a resolution to end what Gillum is calling a distraction for the city and a drag on his campaign. 

“I’d love, for the U.S. attorney, who I believe this is in the hands of now, to be able to say I am not in any way a target in their investigation, and never was. I think that’s a statement best delivered from them. I know that that was what was communicated to me.”

An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment Wednesday and Gillum said he could not provide any additional details.

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Jim Ash is a reporter at WFSU-FM. A Miami native, he is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.