Florida officially sentenced to 5 years in prison in corruption case
TALLASSEE, Florida (AP) – The former city commissioner who once ran the Florida Democratic Party will serve a prison sentence for taking money from Uber and undercover FBI agents in exchange for his influence.
A federal judge has sentenced former Tallahassee commissioner Scott Maddox to five years in prison on corruption charges. Maddox pleaded guilty two years ago to wire fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Sentencing was adjourned while Maddox and co-accused Paige Carter Smith cooperated with investigators to prosecute a local developer.
Carter Smith was a lobbyist and longtime partner of Maddox. She was sentenced to two years in prison.