City commissioners release FBI subpoena records on government website

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 12:46:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. 11/9/17 - The public records related to investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been posted on the City of Tallahassee's website.

The public records related to nearly 90,000 pages of materials provided to the FBI on July 12 are now online. That request is related to five years of info connecting the city and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to a list of 25 individuals and entities.

You can access those materials here

They say additional public records related to a FBI subpoena received on Sept. 6, as well as information related to a closed LCSO investigation, will be posted as soon as they are available. 

The September subpoena is related to emails from City Commissioner Scott Maddox, his aide, and two others.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee city commissioners have voted to release all city records related to subpoenas from the FBI for free on the city government's website. 

They made the decision in a 4-to-1 vote at a city commission meeting Wednesday.

This comes after Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum responded to a tweet from an Associated Press reporter:

Jamie Van Pelt, the community relations coordinator for the office of the mayor, shared this statement with WTXL:

"Mayor Andrew Gillum is requesting all records requested by the FBI to be made open and available on the City of Tallahassee website at no cost." 

The request involves a FBI subpoena on city emails, communications relating to city commissioner Scott Maddox, his former chief of staff Paige Carter-Smith, his aide Allie Fleming, and his former business partner Gary Yordon.

City Commissioner Scott Maddox issued this statement regarding Gillum's request: 

"This discussion began months ago in relation to the mayor’s emails that were under investigation. I have always advocated for a fair process that was uniform for all members of the public who request records. As for any public records that pertain to me, I gladly support their release and would advocate for that to come at no cost." 

This comes after FSU's DeVoe Moore Center and the Tallahassee Democrat received all the FBI subpoenaed documents sent by the City of Tallahassee. You can read more about their request here