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Former consultant to Mayor Curry agrees to testify in JEA investigation

Curry Consultant Testifying
Curry Consultant Testifying

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A political consultant has agreed to provide a sworn deposition to a special Jacksonville City Council committee investigating the failed bid to sell JEA.

Tim Baker is the consultant who represented Mayor Lenny Curry during his campaign and he also advised JEA during the sale process. As first reported by News4Jax’s news partner the Jacksonville Daily Record, members were told Tuesday afternoon that Baker agreed to answer several questions under oath. News4Jax was told the committee had planned to subpoena Baker.

The botched JEA sale has been the target of a City Council investigation committee for months. Several others have also agreed to testify, including Sam Mousa, Curry’s former chief administrative officer.

Baker and Mousa were photographed attending an Atlanta Braves baseball game with Curry, former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn, former City Council president Scott Wilson, and Brian Hughes -- the mayor’s chief administrative officer.

The trip was in October at a time when the JEA sale was being negotiated and there was a cone of silence in place.

Hughes has already testified to the committee but that interview has not been made public.

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