Scott Maddox

The Florida Bar suspended former Leon County Commissioner Scott Maddox and closed its investigation into Congressman Matt Gaetz tweets.

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Former City Commissioner Scott Maddox and former Downtown Improvement Authority head Paige Carter-Smith  plead guilty Tuesday to federal charges related to a corruption investigation into the the City of Tallahassee.

Tallahassee Businessman J.T. Burnette is asking a federal judge to separate his case from former city Commissioner Scott Maddox and his former aide Paige Carter Smith and dismiss charges against him. In May Burnette was indicted in an FBI investigation into corruption in the city of Tallahassee.

Tallahassee businessman J.T. Burnette has been indicted in an FBI probe into public corruption in the City of Tallahassee.

Former City Commissioner Scott Maddox and his former aide Paige Carter-Smith are already facing dozens of charges stemming from the inquiry. They’re accused of accepting bribes in exchange for votes and the FBI alleges Burnette was part of the scheme. 

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Local businessman Erwin Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the Tallahassee City Commission over its selection process to fill Seat 1.

Elaine Bryant (left) is sworn into office. She emerged from a field of 93 applicants vying to replace Scott Maddox who was suspended from office. (Dec.31, 2018)
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The Tallahassee City Commission has named Elaine Bryant as its newest member. Bryant fills the seat Scott Maddox previously held prior to his suspension from office.

Remaining members of the Tallahassee city commission will choose the person to replace Scott Maddox.
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More than 90 people applied to serve on the Tallahassee City Commission and serve out the rest of former city commissioner Scott Maddox’s term. The list reads like a who’s-who of Tallahassee, including former commissioners, former candidates, business leaders, and lobbyists. Now, amid growing disconent about the process, the remaining commissioners have selected nine finalists.

Remaining members of the Tallahassee city commission will choose the person to replace Scott Maddox.
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The list of people vying for City Commission Seat 1 continues to grow, and had hit about 30 by Wednesday. It includes political novices, previous Commission candidates and some who ran for other local offices.

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A federal judge has set a trial date for indicted Tallahassee City Commission member Scott Maddox and former Downtown Improvement Authority director, Paige Carter-Smith. Meanwhile, Maddox has been suspended from office by Gov. Rick Scott.

City Commissioner Scott Maddox in his office (2013)
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Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox and political consultant Paige Carter-Smith have been indicted on 44 federal counts involving corruption. They’re accused of conspiring to operate a racketeering enterprise that engaged in acts of bank fraud, extortion, fraud, and bribery. 

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The Executive Director of Tallahassee’s Downtown Improvement Authority will continue in her position for now. During a Monday meeting, the agency decided to postpone a decision about its embroiled leader until its next meeting.  Paige Carter-Smith has been named in a warrant in an FBI investigation.

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
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A Tallahassee Commission candidate is calling for current commissioner Scott Maddox to step down after the release of a search warrant detailing the FBI’s investigation of Maddox.

Scott Maddox via twitter / https://twitter.com/ScottCMaddox?lang=en

Local businessman Erwin Jackson is going after City Commisioner Scott Maddox. Jackson claims that Maddox illegally transferred funds from his 2016 superintendent campaign to a campaign account for a state Senate run in 2020. 

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Tallahassee City Commissioners will continue their budget talks in a workshop Wednesday. Officials started discussions during a meeting last month. Commissioner Scott Maddox says he’s glad to see the process kicking off early.

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Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil said his office is partnering with community members to reduce crime. He says his office will also focus on quality of life issues.

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Regional Leaders signed off on a list of transportation priorities Tuesday.

New Floor in Tallahssee Airport
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The first phase of updates at the Tallahassee airport is complete just in time for holiday travel.

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Tallahassee’s airport will soon be offering new intra-state flights. City officials say Elite Airways will begin offering flights to Vero Beach and Sarasota.

Scott Maddox speaks with reporters Monday in his downtown home/office following a ruling  by a circuit judge that he lives in his district. (12/05/16).
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The City of Tallahassee argues the issue of residency is of statewide importance and it wants the Florida Supreme Court to rule on whether local municipal definitions of residency hold any weight.

Scott Maddox via twitter / https://twitter.com/ScottCMaddox?lang=en

City Commissioner Scott Maddox has been sworn back into office following a legal fight over his residency.

Scott Maddox speaks with reporters Monday in his downtown home/office following a ruling  by a circuit judge that he lives in his district. (12/05/16).
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City Commissioner Scott Maddox is asking the courts to clear the way for him to be sworn back into office. He was blocked from taking the oath until a residency dispute was resolved. Monday a Leon County Judge ruled Maddox lives in his district.

Scott Maddox via twitter / https://twitter.com/ScottCMaddox?lang=en

Voters will soon know if Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox legally resides in city limits. Leon County Judge Karen Gievers has until Tuesday to rule on the case investigating Maddox’s residency.

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
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A hearing is scheduled to continue Friday in a case questioning Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox’s residency.

Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox announces bid for Leon County School Superintendent.
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A district court ruling Sunday has barred Scott Maddox from being sworn into the City Commission until a residency dispute is settled.

City Commissioner Scott Maddox in his office (2013)
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Scott Maddox won reelection to Tallahassee's City Commission in the primary election held at the end of August.  Now Erwin Jackson, the owner of Jackson Properties, is challenging that vote in Leon County Circuit Court.

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