Texas Agriculture Commissioner Consultant, Todd Smith, Arrested Over Hemp License Scandal

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Hopefully, with this coming to light, things will be easier from now on for Texas hemp farmers. It is also not clear how long this has been an issue in the Texas hemp industry. Todd Smith, top political consultant to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was arrested earlier this week over allegations that he schemed to accept money in exchange for state hemp licenses. He called Smith, and Smith then “denied any knowledge but did admit to receiving a $5,000.00 gift from” the middle man in the situation, according to the claims. Smith has been on Miller’s team for years, when Miller initially created four assistant commissioner positions to support his own position.

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Todd Smith, top political consultant to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was arrested earlier this week over allegations that he schemed to accept money in exchange for state hemp licenses. 

The claims against him also alleged that he solicited campaign contributions. He allegedly took $55,000, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. In total, all those involved in the scheme are accused of soliciting a total of $150,000 for license guarantees. The group is said to have taken $25,000 up...

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