After FDLE and the FBI announced the investigation of Jackie Pons was closed, Tallahassee Reports talked to Pons’ Attorney Stephen Dobson.
In an exclusive interview, Dobson told TR that “the entire notebook was obviously fabricated to be used against Pons politically by Rocky Hanna.”
The notebook created a stir after it was delivered to a number of local media outlets with various allegations.
An investigation revealed Rocky Hanna and Woody Hildebrandt as the individuals behind the notebook.
The notebook was the beginning of an a FBI investigation into Pons’ activities at the school board in relation to awarding construction contracts to campaign donors.
The investigation resulted in over 50 articles in the Tallahassee Democrat leading up to Pons’ defeat in the general election in November 2016.
Dobson also told TR that this is “the first time in my career that the US Attorney has stated that a case is closed.”
Shortly after the FDLE press release, Pons tweeted that he has “asked FDLE and the FBI to release all the documents so the community can see all of the lies that were reported to them.”