Tallahassee City Commissioner Arrested for Racketeering, Bribery, Bank Fraud and Conspiracy…

According to DOJ filings: “Tallahassee, Florida City Commissioner Scott Charles Maddox, 50, and Tallahassee political consultant Janice Paige Carter-Smith, 53, both of Tallahassee, have been indicted in a 44-count indictment for conspiring to operate a racketeering enterprise that engaged in acts of bank fraud, extortion, honest services fraud and bribery.”  Both were arrested yesterday.

The issues around the three-year investigation surfaced in the Florida Governors race when Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was running for governor.  Part of the sting operation discovered Mayor Gillum taking trips with lobbyists and accepting perks from undercover FBI agents.  Outgoing governor Rick Scott has suspended Maddox.

Scott Maddox and Paige Carter-Smith, once power players in Tallahassee’s political scene, shuffled into a federal courtroom on Wednesday, their legs in shackles, to answer charges they shook down city vendors for bribes and pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars.  – Read More

[DOJ Press Announcement Here] – [Story Via Orlando Sentinel Here]

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52 Responses to Tallahassee City Commissioner Arrested for Racketeering, Bribery, Bank Fraud and Conspiracy…

  1. FL_GUY says:

    Where’s Gollum’s arrest? We already know he took bribes from an undercover FBI agent!

    Liked by 15 people

  2. MM says:

    It’s a start but many more should be lined up right behind those 2.
    Gillum was in Jacksonville yesterday to thank all his supporters.
    Talk on local news was that Gillum will run for President in 2020………..

    Liked by 1 person

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Talk on local news was that Gillum will run for President in 2020”

      The “Talk on local news” part is the tip off.

      Fake News.
      Main Sewer Media.
      Latest poll…….etc.

      Liked by 2 people

    • jmuniz1 says:

      This story will crush his chAnces he still mighT be arrested. Give it sometime

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    • fleporeblog says:

      I agree it was a start! The election of Ron DeSantis has destroyed the biggest advantage Democrats have had over the past 20 years. The State Supreme Court was aligned to the Democrat Party even though a Democrat hasn’t been Governor for nearly 20 years.

      For the “Muh we are Doomed” crowd here is why we aren’t and won’t be.

      What Ron DeSantis with 100% support of our President is about to accomplish in Florida PDJT is going to be able to accomplish at the Federal Level (Circuit, District, Court of International Trade).

      This article ABSOLUTELY makes my point! Look what will happen in Florida. The State Court will have a majority of Republican Justices for the first time in 20 years. The twenty years prior the majority of Justices were Democrat Appointed and Liberal leaning.

      Our President will be able to do the same at the Federal Level and the consequences will be for DECADES to come!

      From the article linked above:

      DeSantis’ biggest impact soon may be felt just across the street from the Capitol, at the Florida Supreme Court.

      One of the new governor’s early moves will be to replace justices Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince, whose terms end on inauguration day, Jan. 8.

      The three justices, who reached mandatory retirement at age 70, frequently formed a liberal-leaning bloc on the seven-member court. And they are the last justices named by a Democratic governor, the late Lawton Chiles.

      The court turned back Republican attempts to ask voters to disconnect from Obamacare, denied a 24-hour waiting period on abortions, killed former Gov. Jeb Bush’s first-in-the-nation statewide school voucher program as unconstitutional and stopped him from blocking Terri Schiavo’s right to die.

      Court majorities powered by the three departing justices also stymied business-backed drives to reduce product liability and workers’ compensation and also defied the Legislature on redistricting, with rulings that found state Senate and congressional districts were drawn to help re-elect incumbents and keep Republicans in power.

      This will all be done before the end of his first term since the Democrats have the House and the Senate will have nothing to do except process Judges 😉.

      Liked by 10 people

  3. Mariner says:

    Name that party!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    Gee. What a shock.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Your Tour Guide says:

    Notice that the fraud crosses state lines. Hoping that some of
    the players involved are part of Georgia’s esteemed power bunch.
    This guy’s M.O. sounds similar to former Atlanta Mayor Kaseem
    Reid. Wait for some other shoes to drop on this one. Others have
    to be involved for this steady an amount of thievery to occur over
    this long a period.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Akindole says:

    Tallahassee…You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

    Except maybe in Orlando, Miami, Broward/Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Jax, lower New York, most of California, and all the other well-known democrat enclaves in the U.S.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. Vor Daj says:

    ” Racketeering, Bribery, Bank Fraud and Conspiracy…”

    I’m not sure about Bank Fraud, but the FBI is guilty of a whole lot of counts of Racketeering, Bribery and Conspiracy. And so is Herr Gestapo Bob Mueller and his gang of 17 Angry Fascist Democrats.

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  8. jeff semda says:

    They sure hide that he is a democrat

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Cheesehead54016 says:

    This is gonna be fun to watch

    Liked by 2 people

  10. WES says:

    Read news link. Seems their lawyers feel they can beat this rap so no plea deal. Guess there are nothing but Democratic judges ahead! Odds probably in their favor of Dem controlled justice. Sad.

    Liked by 1 person

    • FL_GUY says:

      …….Seems their lawyers feel they can beat this rap….

      I’ve never seen a lawyer publicly acknowledge they are going to lose even if there is video tape of the criminal incident. Their public bravado doesn’t mean JS. JMHO

      PS. The NW FL FED district court system has been working overtime to fill up jury pools. Just sayin’

      Liked by 2 people

  11. StanH says:

    The perfect democrat. He’s definitely got a future with the democrat party.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Apollo says:

    I’ll believe this is justice when Gillum gets arrested. He was into it up to his neck. Who wants to bet he’s “protected” though?

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  13. Sherri Young says:

    Please do keep us posted.

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  14. Me says:

    And they think PDJT committed campaigne fraud violations, which is to be punished with hard labor for life and he’ll never hold public office again. But this Gillum gets to be homecoming queen (don’t leave him near the silver). Makes sense.

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  15. G3 says:

    Fox just can’t give him up. They were claiming Gollum was in the running for 2020- You know, cause he’s articulate. …shades of Obama 🙄

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  16. Truthfilter says:

    Draining one of the little swamps. Awwww.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Ospreyzone says:

    If there are ANY clear thinking Republicans left in the prosecutor’s office, they should make this bird sing a song about Andrew Gillum to shave a few years off of his sentence. Maddux knows where the bodies are buried and Gillum is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.

    We need to start taking these Marxists out at the knees before they end up elected with more power over us.

    Liked by 3 people

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