Two Former Deerfield Beach Commissioners, Former Mayor Scheduled For Court This Month

Categories: Broward News
Three former Deerfield Beach politicians -- Commissioners Steve Gonot and Sylvia Poitier, as well as Mayor Al Capellini -- will all be spending time in Broward courthouses this month.

Gonot was convicted last month of submitting a false campaign report, a felony that carries a penalty of up to five years in the joint.

The jury found that Gonot stole $5,100 of his campaign money in 2007 for himself, and he is scheduled for a June 13 sentencing, according to an email from a state probation officer and the Deerfield Beach Commission sent yesterday.

The Broward County Clerk's office, however, has the sentencing scheduled for June 20, as motions for a new trial filed on Gonot's behalf are expected to be heard next Tuesday.

Capellini is showing up on June 20 as well -- according to good ol' Chaz Stevens -- this time for a status update.

He'll face a felony charge of unlawful compensation, a criminal corruption charge related to his allegedly taking $16,000 from a developer for plat approvals.

Capellini's trial is currently slated to get under way September 19.

Then there's Poitier, who's due on June 9 for a calendar call on her five misdemeanor charges of falsifying records.

Poitier allegedly arranged a deal for a high-interest loan between a city organization and her brother, then attempting to conceal it from the public.

Nothing further has been scheduled in Poitier's case, but Stevens' source at City Hall says we can expect her trial to begin between June 13 and 24.

Stay tuned to the Pulp as these events unfold.

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They are all guilty.Throw the book at them. I want the monitoring device out of my back Richard Nixon and the CIA stuck there when George H W Bush kidnapped and tortured me in the Keys  1982. MY hat is off to anyone who executes my senator congressman or governor. We do not trust a hallucination of a higher power.

I am a law abiding citizen with family roots dating back to 1730. I am treated worse than illegal Cuban aliens.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius


According to my very well placed sources at City Hall, Poitier's trial is set to launch within a window between 6/13-6/24.   Subpoenas putting folks on notice have been sent out.

Friend of the blog, lawyer extraordinaire, and MAOS Counsel At Large, Spencer Siegel opined to me that these cases are delayed 90% of the time.

If, however life has Gonot and Poitier on trial, on the same day, in the same court house, both brought there by yours-truly, then that will be (yet again) another glorious day to be Chaz Stevens.

Folks, stayed tuned! My buddy Fane Lozman (NT 2008 Activist of the Year) and I are developing a one-hour Sunday morning talk radio show where we'll discuss these sorts of issues.  But wait, there's more.   Speaking of Sunday mornings, keep an eye on your TV set in the upcoming weeks.   You'll get the pleasure of me on the tube.


PS   Thanks Matt for remembering Deerfield Beach.   When Tom left, so did the NT coverage.

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