City of Tallahassee still working on documents requested in federal subpoena

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By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 9, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Officials with the City of Tallahassee say it may take a few weeks to finish compiling documents requested in a federal subpoena.

In a text message, city spokesperson Alison Faris said, "The City Attorney's Office said an exact date has not been determined. But, they anticipate providing the information in the next couple of weeks."

A subpoena delivered to the City last month demanded all communication over the last five years between City Commissioner Scott Maddox and several of his key business associates. Those documents were due in court October 3.

However, last week the City said it was working with the FBI to extend the deadline.

In an email, Deputy City Attorney Cassandra Jackson said, "The City Attorney has been in conversation with the FBI and the FBI has agreed to extend the time to provide the documents requested by the subpoena. The City Attorney will be in further conversation with the FBI at the end of the week as to when the documents will be provided."

The latest subpoena is the third one in an FBI probe into downtown development deals. It's also the first one that names an elected official.

Two others were delivered in June. One, to the City of Tallahassee, the other to the Community Redevelopment Agency. Those demanded all documents and communication related to a short list of Tallahassee movers and shakers and about a dozen businesses.

About 90,000 documents were handed over to the FBI related to those two subpoenas.

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