State Attorney Willie Meggs told Leon County Judge Terry Lewis this morning that he will soon submit discovery evidence showing that e-mails sent to former House Speaker Ray Sansom regarding the $6-million airport hangar sought by developer Jay Odom were in fact opened.
Sansom attorney Steve Dobson recently told Lewis that the state has no evidence to prove Sansom received any such e-mails.
"We keep hearing them say there is no evidence Sansom received those e-mails from (former NW Florida College president) Bob Richburg, but our IT people say they can tell they were received and opened," Meggs said.
Meggs and Dobson appeared before Lewis this morning on Dobson's motion to have the perjury charge against Sansom dismissed. Sansom also faces an official misconduct charge in the case, in which Sansom is accused of working with Richburg and Odom to get money for the building that Odom would partly use for his corporate jet business. Lewis heard from the two attorneys for about 45 minutes while Sansom looked on, but he did not make any promises as to when he might rule on the dismissal motion.