Criminal charges filed against lawmaker Emily Slosberg
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She face misdemeanor charges in the case, stemming from the sale of her house.

State Rep. Emily Slosberg, a Boca Raton Democrat, has been charged with trespassing and mischief, both misdemeanors, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday night.

“The charges appear to involve a dispute the legislator … had with the buyers of her home,” the paper said. “In a charging document dated March 7, Slosberg is accused of damaging door locks valued at less than $200.”

Mark Economou, Public Information Manager for the Boca Raton Police, last month responded to a question about Slosberg in an email, saying investigators were looking into an “incident” on Jan. 4.

He also forwarded a copy of an incident report of a “burglary to residence” that does not include Slosberg’s name.

Gov. Ron DeSantis later issued an executive order transferring the “investigation (and) prosecution” from Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg to Broward State Attorney Michael Satz. Both are Democrats.

Aronberg asked that his office be removed from any case because he has a “close working relationship” with Slosberg and needs to avoid a conflict of interest or “appearance of impropriety,” DeSantis’ executive order said.

The 37-year-old was first elected in 2016 to the House District 91 seat previously held by her father, Irv Slosberg. She sits on the Gaming Control Subcommittee, the Health & Human Services Committee, the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and the State Affairs Committee.

Slosberg last month told a Florida Politics reporter she had retained an attorney — West Palm Beach lawyer Leonard Feuer — but wouldn’t confirm reported details suggesting the case stemmed from a real estate transaction. Messages previously left for the complainants in the incident report have not been returned.

A mobile phone number for Slosberg, herself a lawyer, went unanswered Monday night.

Messages were left late Monday with the Governor’s Office and with House Speaker Jose Oliva‘s spokesman about next steps.

Staff Reports


3 comments

  • Not Really Surprised

    March 18, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Oh, Emily. Say it ain’t so!

    A liberal, South FL Democrat would do such a thing?

    Incidentally, why do you make believe your “law firm” is located in what is, in reality, a mail-drop?

  • John ampton

    March 19, 2019 at 12:26 am

    While I don’t support liberals as they have bad policy I am also skeptical of the police state and the judgement of cops and prosecutors who are known to act capriciously and arbitrarily and without regard to due process. Before I judge her on this act I need to here independent statement of facts. Over a $200 lock a person being charged when such matters belong in civil court or handled outside the criminal justice system. The new home owners can say anything and without separate evidence it is a matter of he said she said.

  • Chris Ko

    March 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    ‪District 91 deserves better than this. The entitlement culture has gone too far in society, highlighted here by current Rep Emily Slosberg. ‬

    ‪Time to return this seat to who truly deserves it…the great people of southern Palm Beach County. ‬

    ‪Kopchak 2020 on Facebook and Twitter

    ‪https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-slosberg-charges-20190318-story.html‬

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