Escambia County Politics

John Powell enters pre-trial diversion program

November 19, 2012

Press Release: The Office of the State Attorney announced today that John Powell has entered a Pretrial Diversion Program in his pending case. Powell was charged with nine counts of Election Law violations for accepting cash contribution in excess of the legal limit.

The conditions of the diversion agreement requires that Powell pay the costs of the program and provide proof that all improper contributions have been repaid. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the case will be dismissed.

It was determined that this was the appropriate disposition based on Powell’s lack of any criminal history as well as his willingness to return all improper funds.

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