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Developer scheduled for campaign fraud sentencing

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Posted at 4:06 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 00:08:11-04

 PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Panhandle developer Jay Odom is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to a charge of making illegal contributions in the 2008 presidential primary.

 

      Odom, who owns Destin Jet, could faces up to five years in prison.

 

      Federal investigators alleged that he illegally funneled $23,000 to the campaign of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.  Odom circumvented federal finance laws by repaying 10 associates who each gave a maximum $2,300 donation to Huckabee.