See how the FBI investigation evolved. Tallahassee Democrat
Federal prosecutors confirmed in court filings late Friday that FBI investigators were conducting “multiple investigations in Tallahassee” during the time they were conducting undercover operations targeting suspended Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox and others.
Maddox and his long-time friend Paige Carter-Smith were indicted in December by a federal grand jury on numerous charges, including racketeering, extortion, wire fraud and bank fraud. Tallahassee businessman J.T. Burnette was indicted in May on charges including racketeering and fraud.
The Democrat reported Wednesday that Maddox and Carter-Smith are expected to plead guilty to at least some of the counts at a hearing next Tuesday.
Burnette, however, has maintained his innocence and asked the court to delay his trial from November until early 2020 because of voluminous discovery approaching one million pages of documents and including hundreds of hours of recordings.