Third member of Miller entourage posed as medical marijuana business owner

Third member of Miller entourage posed as medical marijuana business owner

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The city of Tallahassee turned over 90,000 pages to the FBI. We help you picture it. Wochit Same name. Same M.O. Same medical marijuana cover story that was used to take down a California senator (Photo: Special to the Democrat) If Mike Miller was the Atlanta businessman representing Southern Pines Development by day, Mike Sweets was the fun-loving investment partner who joined Miller at night to entertain local officials and business owners. The two of them, along with a third partner rubbed shoulders with local politicians and business people at Florida State football games, rap concerts at the Civic Center, College Town clubs Recess and Madison Social, and political fundraisers at the Edison. Miller never opened his wallet. Sweets, with his sunglasses pushing back his shoulder-length blonde surfer hair, was there to pick up the tab and put people at ease. Claiming to be a medical marijuana entrepreneur from out west, he’d spread the cash around, saying he couldn’t put it in a bank, sources have told the Tallahassee Democrat. It’s believed they were undercover FBI agents, along with the other partner, who went by the name of Brian Butler and posed as the head of an energy efficiency company. Their job was to lure local politicians into a pay-to-play sting as part of a local FBI public corruption investigation into the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency and some of its biggest business partners, sources said. Two of the people named in FBI subpoenas delivered to the city and the CRA in June are in the medical marijuana business in Florida, Kim Rivers as owner of Trulieve, and Adam Corey as a lobbyist for San Felasco nurseries. Butler and Sweets on occasion sat in with Miller on his meetings with city and county officials last year to discuss moving the […]

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