Developer scheduled for campaign fraud sentencing
Destin developer set for sentencing after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Panhandle developer Jay Odom was sentenced to six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of making illegal contributions in the 2008 presidential primary.
A federal judge sentenced Odom, who owns Destin Jet, on Tuesday morning. He faced up to five years in prison.
Federal investigators alleged that he illegally funneled $23,000 to the campaign of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Odom circumvented federal finance laws by repaying 10 associates who each gave a maximum $2,300 donation to Huckabee.
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