FBI Probe Indicts Top FL Dem

A federal investigation into top circles of Tallahassee politics has led to the indictment and arrest of one of Florida’s most prominent Democrats.

Tallahassee City Commissioner and former Mayor Scott Maddox, who used to be the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, was indicted on Tuesday by a federal grand jury on public corruption charges, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Paige Carter-Smith, executive director of the Downtown Improvement Authority Executive, was also charged in the 44-count indictment as part of the City Hall probe, according to federal court documents.

It’s unclear whether the FBI’s probe into Tallahassee city politics is coming to a close or just getting started.

Maddox was arrested Wednesday morning by FBI agents and Carter-Smith was scheduled to surrender to the FBI the same morning, according to court documents. They are scheduled to first appear before a judge this afternoon.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.

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