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Federal grand jury turning attention to Ray Sansom



The FBI has subpoenaed a former aide to Ray Sansom to testify before a grand jury, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.

The subpoena seeks documents, including travel records. The aide is Samantha Sullivan, who worked for Sansom for seven years he served in the Florida House. She now works for Rep. Matt Gaetz. The House also got a request for documents.

Sansom, R-Destin, had faced state corruption charges for a $6 million state appropriation that a developer wanted for an airport hangar. But the case was dropped in mid trial, with prosecutor Willie Meggs saying he could not proceed due to a judge limiting key witness testimony. The FBI has long been investigating aspects of Sansom's political life and association with the developer, Jay Odom.

[Last modified: Monday, June 13, 2011 2:23pm]


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