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Destin developer Jay Odom sentenced for illegal campaign contributions


PENSACOLA (AP) -- A Destin developer is going to federal prison for six months.
Jay Odom pleaded guilty to one count of causing a presidential campaign committee to make a false statement to the Federal Election Commission.
   
He admitted to skirting political donation limits by asking his employees and their family members to write checks to a political candidate. Then Odom paid them back.
   
In addition to prison time Odom was ordered to pay fines and fees of 46,100 dollars.