Dr. Erwin Jackson has filed a complaint against City Commissioner Scott Maddox with The Florida Bar.
The complaint alleges Maddox violated his professional obligations in two cases in which he was involved. Most recently, in 2016, Maddox gave false testimony under oath in a lawsuit filed by Dr. Jackson.
Similarly, in 2014, the complaint alleges that Maddox gave false testimony under oath in an ethics complaint filed against him by Dr. Jackson.
In each instance, the complaint alleges that Maddox committed the crime of perjury and violated his professional obligations as a member of The Florida Bar.
In both instances, the complaint alleges that the false statements are related to Maddox’s relationship with Governance, Inc.
The complaint cites parts of the FBI search warrant from the United States District Court for the Northern District of
Florida filed to obtain records related to Maddox in the ongoing investigation of city hall.
The complaint also includes the assessment of FBI Special Agent Evan Hurley that “Maddox lied under oath in a deposition” in a 2016 lawsuit filed by Jackson.
The complaint references a summary of statements given by Maddox under oath to an investigator with the Florida Commission on Ethics.
The statements were in references to his business ties to Governance, Inc. while he was serving on the Tallahassee City Commission.
The complaint concludes by saying Maddox’s “conduct showed a total disregard for the judicial process. Under oath in two proceedings, Maddox gave misleading and evasive answers that were designed to obstruct the judicial process.”