Damien Gilliams and son reveal guilt after trying to amend campaign report

Damien Gilliams with son Damien Lee Gilliams
Damien Gilliams with son Damien Lee Gilliams

Sebastian Daily has learned that within an hour after our story was published accusing former Councilman Damien Gilliams of allegedly campaign finance violations, he went to City Hall and filed an amended report.

The original report showed Gilliams accepted a $1,450 in-kind donation from an alleged design company owned by his son, Damien Lee Gilliams.

“He just filed a false report, and it also shows that Gilliams and his son were in on it,” a local attorney told Sebastian Daily.

The address for his son’s alleged design company matches the real estate office that his father owns. City officials are now questioning whether Gilliams’ son, Damien Lee Gilliams, is registered with a business or occupational license in Sebastian.

Changes to campaign report on Sept. 18, 2020.
Changes to campaign report on Sept. 18, 2020.

Gilliams’ real estate company is currently under scrutiny after receiving $5,000 in grant monies amid losing Airbnb loss income. Gilliams allegedly doesn’t have an Airbnb registered anywhere in the city, county, or the state.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.