FDLE investigating Juan Lynum's primary residence



ORLANDO, Fla. - State investigators have launched an investigation into whether Juan Lynum lied about his address to run for his mother's District 5 city commission seat.

In February, questions surfaced about whether Lynum actually lives in District 5, like he claims he does.

Channel 9's Kenneth Craig found the investigation into Lynum didn't begin until after Tuesday's election and that voters in the community who cast their ballots may have thought the issue had already been resolved.

Lynum's campaign told Channel 9 they thought it was resolved, too.

When Channel 9 made a visit by the Orlando home Lynum shares with his mother, Daisy, and says is his primary residence.

Juan Lynum was at the home but wouldn't agree Thursday to answer questions on camera about the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation into him.

In recent interviews with WFTV, Juan Lynum insisted the home has been his primary residence for a long time.

"Born and raised here in Orlando, Jones High School graduate," he said.

But Juan Lynum has a homestead exemption on a house in Sumter County and his wife works and lives with their daughter in Tampa, so the FDLE wants to know if he lied about living in District 5.

Lynum, though, was able to provide documents proving his Orlando residency to the city clerk, which qualified him for the ballot in Tuesday's race.

As those voters were hitting polls at a community center in the district, officials at city hall were handing over nearly 90 pages of documents to FDLE investigators, which included Lynum's entire election file.

Lynum is now headed to a run-off election with Regina Hill.

Channel 9's legal analyst told Crag if Lynum is ever charged with lying under oath that could bring up to five years in prison if convicted.