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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
June 23, 2017
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Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

LIVE OAK, Fla. – Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrested Correctional Officer Mattie Hooker today following an OIG criminal investigation. Hooker has been charged with official misconduct, introduction of contraband and organized scheme to defraud.

Following the arrest, Hooker was transported to the Suwannee County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html

Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections § 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Information, which if released, would jeopardize a person’s safety. § 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.

Any information which may reveal the identity of a person who is a victim of any sexual offense. 119.071(2)(h)1; 28 CFR 115, Department of Justice (2012).

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