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April foreclosure sale for Kim Daniels’ $800K ‘parsonage’

Readers looking for a deal on a storied home in Davie, FL, may want to keep Apr. 12 open, as that is the date of the foreclosure sale on Rep. Kim Daniels‘ former “parsonage.”

Freedom Mortgage Corporation, the plaintiff, is selling a home once co-owned by Spoken Word Ministries, Rep. Daniels, and her former husband, Ardell Daniels.

The Daniels, who shared a ministry for almost two decades before their relationship fell apart while Rep. Daniels served on the Jacksonville City Council, lived well.

The parsonage is valued at over $800,000.

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Rep. Daniels maintained what seems to have been a part-time residence in Davie until 2014, when her husband locked her out of the parsonage.

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In November 2014, Kim Daniels filed a counterpetition alleging that Ardell Daniels changed the locks on the Davie house, locking her out, then called police to say “strangers” were present. She petitioned for “exclusive use and occupancy of the Davie parsonage,” which, because she was an elected official in Jacksonville, seemed curious.

“She was getting into the political thing,” Ardell contended.

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The Davie property was part of an impressive portfolio of parsonages and parson-appropriate vehicles amassed by Spoken Word Ministries.

Beyond that home, the couple acquired other properties, including three Jacksonville homes, a Jacksonville commercial property, and three Central Florida timeshares. The Jacksonville home where Kim Daniels lives was appraised in 2015 at $386,940.

Additionally, Spoken Word Ministries had 13 vehicles, either in the name of the corporation or the husband.

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Meanwhile, the ownership situation of the Davie home was interesting in and of itself.

The Davie home, bought in 2010 by Kim Daniels with a G.I. Bill loan, was quitclaimed to Spoken Word Ministries in October 2010. In April 2011 it was quitclaimed back to Kim and Ardell Daniels, the same time she was running for office in Jacksonville. In November 2011 it was quitclaimed back to Spoken Word Ministries.

All the while, the home carried the same G.I. Bill mortgage. Typically, a mortgaged property can’t be quitclaimed. The filing contends that the quitclaim on the shared property was an “attempt to keep the interest of the property from the Husband” and “avoid paying taxes to the IRS.”

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This is the second piece of news on Daniels, a first-term Democrat in the Florida House, this week.

On Wednesday, we reported on the Florida Elections Commission finding probable cause to charge her with three counts of campaign finance law violations.

In happier news, her bill to institute “religious expression in public schools” is ready for the Senate floor, and got unanimous approval in its first House committee stop.

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