Listed below are three excerpts from the 47-count superseding indictment against suspended Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Charles Maddox, 51, Tallahassee political consultant Janice Paige Carter-Smith, 54, and John Thomas Burnette, 42, all of Tallahassee, Florida.
BURNETTE stated that his only role in the project would be to “deliver the politics” and for that, he would receive 20% of the deal. BURNETTE stated that he would “take care of Scott,” and confirmed that he would do so from his 20%….BURNETTE stated that MADDOX “effectively gets paid through the lobbying firm.”
A Company F representative stated that in his experience, politicians often start with altruistic viewpoints and then realize that many people surrounding them, including developers, have a lot money and start asking “where’s my piece of the pie?” BURNETTE responded: Let me just tell you this SCOTT MADDOX is that guy. What I mean is, he wants his piece of the pie.”
BURNETTE told the representatives that they could not stop paying MADDOX, agreeing that stopping payments to MADDOX would “p— him off more and will vote against” them. BURNETTE further told Company F representatives that MADDOX “is a vengeful motherf—–. Feed a dog for a year, stop feeding that dog, and it gets hungry, he may bite your f—– hand off.”