Sylvia Poitier Found Guilty on Four Counts of Falsifying Public Records

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A jury convicted suspended Deerfield Beach Commissioner Sylvia Poitier today on four misdemeanor counts of falsifying public records.

Poitier, 76, was arrested in April on five charges of falsifying documents -- which were related to a loan to her brother, who was part of a city-tied organization -- although the fifth count was dismissed by the judge during the trial.

Since Deerfield gadfly Chaz Stevens is the one who filed the complaints against her, he wins a free quote: "After four decades in office, her lies finally caught up with her. I came, I saw, I kicked her ass," he tells the Pulp.

The five misdemeanor charges against Poitier weren't a direct result of 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 trial lasted only three days, and while she was likely to be sentenced today, Poitier's attorney is attempting to appeal the convictions.

Click here for more background on the Poitier case.


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Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Not willing to leave well enough alone and always looking to kick Poitier squarely in the ass, I filed an entirely new set of complaints against her with the SAO.

To wit: the $2,100.00 worth of festival tickets she requested on behalf of her sister Ella.  All unreported and undeclared.

You can read my complaint here:

http://www.myactsofsedition.co...

Oh and on December 2nd, I'll be traveling to Tallahassee to witness her (and 4 other DFB polticos) defend themselves against the complaints I filed with the Fl. Ethics Commission at their probable cause hearing.

Merry Christmas Sylvia!  Hope you get something more than coal in your stocking this year, because those legal fees must be a real bitch.

Chaz Stevens, Investigative Reporterwww.BrowardPost.com

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

I imagine she will be scrambling to save her undeserved bloated pension. She has most likely exhausted her Mango Festival slush fund for lawyer fees ( unless Johnny worked pro bono ).

Santa Monica Attorney
Santa Monica Attorney

 That's the result of becoming greedy. The truth will always prevail. Such a bad reputation for her. Before:politician Now:prisoner.

Not so happy ending.

Drew4U
Drew4U

Not so sure that she's facing prison. Don't get too excited about it.

FQS9000
FQS9000

A fine, decent politician gets her just reward for clumsy cronyism.  There are plenty more where she came from.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Will the orange jump suit make her ass look fat? She is quite fortunate that she only had to face these charges. She is guilty of plenty more. How are those Mango Festival refunds coming along Sylvia?

Big question is will her constituents be rioting in the streets?

Drew4U
Drew4U

I don't think that she's facing any of those kinds of consequences. 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

My guesstimate.

1.  180 days jail time.2.  Adjudication not withheld3.  Fines + court costs4.  1 year probation5.  200-300 community service (not in the banking or loan field)6.  Loss of her pension

Fucking priceless.

Drew4U
Drew4U

They're only misdemeanors.

ftl
ftl

loosing the pension will be the biggest hit...  kinda doubt she does...  

and at her age, they probably will not give her a lot more than 180days in jail..  for a non-violent crime.

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