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Local lobbyist and owner of the Edison cancels lobbying registration

Local lobbyist and owner of the Edison cancels lobbying registration
Local lobbyist and owner of the Edison cancels lobbying registration
Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 13:56:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee lobbyist mentioned in an FBI investigation has withdrawn from lobbying for his clients at the state level.

According to the Florida lobbyist registration website, Adam Corey, who is also co-owner of the Edison Restaurant, canceled his lobbying registration with the state on Monday.

The news of Adam Corey withdrawing from the Florida Lobbying Registry has some wondering why. We reached out to Corey for comment but haven't heard back.

Corey was among 25 individuals and entities named in federal grand jury subpoenas served in June at City Hall and the Tallahassee Community Rdevelopment Agency.

The Edison Restaurant was also named in the subpoenas.

It's unclear if Corey will refrain from lobbying the city and Leon County.

Some of his clients include PNC Financial Services Group of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and San Felasco Nurseries of Gainesville, a medical marijuana grower, and Igniting Florida. Locally, they include Rick Kearney of Mainland Information Systems, Gordon Thames and Arbor Properties,Ggunter and Vaughn Insurance and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

The FBI investigation is dealing with possible corruption.

Aside from lobbying, Corey has been a fundraiser for the Seminole Boosters and owner of closed down 101 Restaurant in Kleman Plaza.

We'll continue to follow the story and investigation as it unfolds.