Acting upon two civilian complaints (damn, who’d do such a dastardly thing?), the Deerfield Beach Code Enforcement Department cited Poitier Dry Cleaning (Sylvia Poitier) and Freedom Marine (Todd Littlejohn) for violating Code Section: 00010 98-167.
“We are trying to move the election to November 2014, just one time, and Andy is researching it. He told me to ask your opinion as to whether Sylvia Poitier can run again. He does not think there is a problem since she was only convicted of a misdemeanor. She seems to think she might have a problem with the state.”
In 2012, Sylvia Poitier was arrested and removed from office, charged with five different misdemeanor counts of corruption, of which four stuck. Eventually, she was sentenced to probation and fined modest court costs.
Enough time has passed that I’m allowed to finally discuss the behind-the-scenes horsetrading of charges that were to be filed against Sylvia Poitier.
Did you know the State Attorney’s Office had developed numerous felony charges, in addition to the five misdemeanor charges? As it was explained to me, the felony charges “supported” the lesser offenses, and vice versa.
Recognizing The Honorable Sylvia Poitier On The Occasion Of Her 75Th Birthday
Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize a dear personal friend and dedicated public servant, the Honorable Sylvia Poitier, who will be celebrating her 75th birthday on September 4. Sylvia is currently serving her second consecutive term as District 2 Commissioner of the City of Deerfield Beach, Florida.