Ray Sansom: The rise and fall
On March 25, 2011, Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs dropped the case against former House Speaker Ray Sansom and developer Jay Odom.

The men had been charged with grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft as part of $6 million Sansom put in the state budget for an airport building. The maximum penalty for each individual was 30 years in prison. Instead, Meggs announced there would be "no further action."

[Associated Press]
Ray Sansom, left, confers with his attorney Stephen Dobson during his trial on March 21, 2011, in Tallahassee.
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