Assistant State Attorney David Schulson Assigned to Sylvia Poitier's Criminal Case

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Assistant State Attorney David Schulson, a prosecutor with a history of handling public corruption crimes, has been assigned to the criminal case of Deerfield Beach Commissioner Sylvia Poitier.

As you may recall, Poitier faces misdemeanor charges for falsifying records after allegedly arranging a deal for a high-interest loan between a city organization and her brother, then attempting to conceal it from the public.

Schulson -- who was assigned to Poitier's case due to scheduling conflicts, according to emails between the state attorney's office and Chaz Stevens -- already has a bit of insight into Deerfield Beach corruption.

Schulson helped the state gain a conviction against former Deerfield Beach Commissioner Steve Gonot, who was sentenced in July to a year in jail for charges related to stealing campaign funds and professional misconduct.

That sentence has been appealed while Gonot remains free on bond.

Now Schulson will take on Gonot's old cohort Poitier, whose trial was previously scheduled to start in June.

The emails between the State Attorney's Office and Stevens show the state will attempt to start Poitier's trial before the end of the year.

The five misdemeanor charges against Poitier aren't directly from the aforementioned loan from her brother but what she allegedly did after that.

According to her arrest affidavit, in May 2006, Poitier proposed sending a $30,000 grant to the Westside Deerfield Businessman Association -- the same agency her brother had loaned $46,000 to -- and then voted on the proposal without any disclosure of the relationship or filing of the necessary paperwork.

The four other charges are all related to other alleged conflict-of-interest votes.

Each count is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 364 days in the Broward County Jail, according to the State Attorney's Office.

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Chaz Stevens, Douche Bag
Chaz Stevens, Douche Bag

Chaz Stevens, Douche Bag. Hey jelly ass, I bet you want to slap Sylvia around like you did with your ex. Some big tough guy you are slapping women around. 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Really? You are going with that?  I'd love to see the evidence that I ever struck a woman.  Never once.  But keep on with your lies.

BTW, did you see that note I dropped in the mail to your significant other?


I believe tossing poop and pee at a gal is considered an assault by a lot of people.  Personally, I think its pretty f'ing sick as well.

Chaz Stevens, Douche Bag
Chaz Stevens, Douche Bag

 Chaz, the protection order was issued because of the allegations of violence she made against you to a judge. Isn't that right? So are you saying your "bride to be LIED" to a judge in order to get this protection order? If she did, doesn't this go against what YOU stand for when you torture your politician victims? Just saying....

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Like usual, there are a few things wrong with your "facts".

1.  I have never once been arrested for striking another person.2.  I did however violate a no-contact order.  3 days before it expired.  Got my dates confused.   I fessed up.  Now you know the real story.3.  A person can allege anything they wish in a complaint.  Doesn't make it factual.  Makes it an allegation.4.  By the way, that person in question and I are getting married in December.  If you promise us a nice gift, I'll send you an invitation.

However, the funny thing is, our personal affairs are private.  Well, private in a public sort of way. Poitier's transgressions, on the other hand, affected an entire city.  With her lying, nepotism, theft, and etc etc etc.

So go ahead and stick up for Poitier.  Go right ahead.

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