Listed below is information provided to the FBI by “Witness Three” used to document that City Commissioner Scott Maddox was in charge of Governance, Inc. even though he publicly claimed he sold his interest in the lobbying firm to Paige Carter-Smith to avoid conflicts of interest.
From page 13 of the search warrant:
In September, 2017, the FBI interviewed a witness (hereafter “WITNESS THREE”) who was employed by GOVERNANCE from approximately 2006 to 2014.
WITNESS THREE advised that MADDOX was in charge of GOVERNANCE throughout WITNESS THREE’s employment at GOVERNANCE, to include the time period whereby MADDOX was a Tallahassee City Commissioner.
WITNESS THREE advised that GOVERNANCE sold its political influence and local government experience, largely through MADDOX’s political connections in Tallahassee and other parts of Florida.
WITNESS THREE had not seen CARTER-SMITH represent a client, recruit a new client, or go to the City Commission podium on behalf of a client while employed at GOVERNANCE.
WITNESS THREE advised that CARTER-SMITH did not have a viable firm without MADDOX and that CARTER-SMITH did whatever MADDOX wanted.
WITNESS THREE was ultimately fired from GOVERNANCE by MADDOX in 2014.