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Florida Supreme Court suspends Scott Maddox from the Florida Bar

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 14:38:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court has suspended former Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox from the Florida Bar.

The Supreme Court issued the suspension order Thursday, though it won’t go into effect for another 30 days so Maddox can close out his law practice. The suspension comes after the Florida Bar filed notice that Maddox pleaded guilty to federal charges involving a public corruption investigation.

The matter has been referred to the Chief Judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit.

Maddox and his long time associate, Paige Carter-Smith face a maximum of 45 years in prison. Sentencing has been set for November 19.