A review of the plea agreements signed by Scott Maddox and Paige Carter-Smith indicate that Maddox signed his plea agreement with the US Attorney weeks before Paige Carter-Smith inked her own agreement.
The signature page of both agreements are shown below.
Maddox’s plea agreement was signed on July 1, 2019 and included guilty pleas on charges that involved Paige Carter-Smith.
However, Paige Carter-Smith did not sign an agreement until July 19th, 2019.
Both pleas were signed by US Attorney officials on August 6, 2019.
Attorney’s told TR -off the record – that Maddox’s agreement, signed 18 days before Carter-Smith’s agreement, took away the ability for her to provide evidence against Maddox and possibly get a lesser sentence.
One attorney told TR that a lot of factors are involved, but in normal circumstances, when more than one defendant is involved, the first one to accept a plea agreement guarantees that the other defendant or defendants have less leverage.
Maddox Plea Agreement
Carter-Smith Plea Agreement