Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Stacey Abrams’ brother-in-law charged with trying to pay teenager for sex

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Word On The Curb… failed Georgia Governor candidate Stacey Abrams’ brother-in-law, who is also the biological brother of a federal judge, has been arrested and charged with trying to pay a teenager for sex.

Stacey Abrams and her brother-in-law, Jimmie Gardner

Jimmie Gardner, 57, made his initial virtual appearance in a Hillsborough County courtroom Saturday, following his arrest on charges of human trafficking.

Jimmie Gardner

Despite the presence of his attorney, Jeff Brown, who argued that Gardner does not pose a threat to the community, the judge set his bond at $500,000.

Gardner’s wife, Georgia federal judge Leslie Abrams, also attended the courtroom session to support her husband, flying in from Albany, Georgia.

Leslie Abrams and her husband, Jimmie Gardner

She is the sister of Stacey Abrams, who ran for Georgia Governor.

According to law enforcement, Gardner contacted a 16-year-old girl at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Friday and invited her to his room at the Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza.

Upon her arrival, Gardner allegedly offered the girl money in exchange for sexual services, to which she initially agreed before changing her mind. Subsequently, Gardner reportedly became agitated, instructing the girl to leave the hotel room, leading to a verbal altercation that escalated into physical violence when Gardner allegedly began choking her.

Upon police arrival, the victim was found at the scene, while Gardner had already departed the hotel. He later surrendered to Tampa Police.

In 1987, Gardner was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault of two women in West Virginia. He was exonerated and released from prison in 2016. Following his release, Gardner became an advocate for criminal justice reform and prisoner rights, frequently delivering speeches in Tampa.

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1 COMMENT

  1. First if names of family are goimg to be dropped we need the name of his biological sibling that is in the justice system too not just his wife and her sister.

    Now its looking like he was not wrongfully convicted of anything in 1996. The behavior now matches the behavior then.
    Lady Judge how and why did you even end up with this man?
    Ok I get her giving him a chance under the assumption that he was wrongfully convicted but there is no way that I am breaking my neck to stand by his side for this current mess. Instead of flying to where he was I would have been packing his sht and on the phone with my lawyer getting divorce papers drawn up so they could be filed Monday morning.

    This should make his wife wonder and ask how many times has he done this on his “work” trips? Whether the girls were minors or adults how many times has it happened? Has it only been women or were some of them men?
    Fck him she need to quit worrying about him and go get tested.

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