City turns over all documents demanded in third federal subpoena

By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 19, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The City of Tallahassee has handed over all documents demanded in a federal subpoena which named City Commissioner Scott Maddox.

Via email on Thursday, the city wrote, “Late yesterday afternoon, October 18, the City of Tallahassee delivered approximately 2,300 records to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which completes the fulfillment of the subpoena dated September 6, 2017.”

It’s the second set of documents related to that subpoena. 150,000 documents were handed over on October 11.

The subpoena, which was delivered to the city in September, demanded all communication over the last five years between City Commissioner Scott Maddox and several of his key business associates, including political consultant Gary Yordon, Downtown Improvement Authority CEO Paige Carter-Smith and Maddox's city aide Allie Fleming.

It was the third subpoena handed to the city in a federal investigation into development deals in the Capital City. The other two were delivered in June; one addressed to the City of Tallahassee and the other addressed to the Community Redevelopment Agency.

The original two requested documents from a short list of business people and about a dozen local businesses. Named on those subpoenas are Paige Carter-Smith; Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve; JT Burnette, a local developer who has worked on projects including Hotel Duval; and Adam Corey, developer of the City backed restaurant The Edison, as well as Mayor Andrew Gillum’s former campaign treasurer.

During that document dump, about 90,000 documents were turned over. Among the documents were emails, reports, financial data and more. The city said it took 100 hours to compile.

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