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Source: Home Rehab Group Cooperating With Deerfield Beach Investigation

According to Deerfield Beach City Attorney Andy Maurodis, the Westside Deerfield Businessmen Association has provided the city with records that purport to show how the association spent the federal dollars distributed to it through a home rehabilitation program.

Earlier today, we reported that WDBA funds are the subject of an internal investigation. The association is run by relatives of Vice Mayor Sylvia Poitier. Late yesterday, the city mailed a letter to WDBA asking for records relating to the rehab projects of six Deerfield Beach homes.

"I believe they have produced records today, but I haven't seen them myself," says Maurodis. For that reason, he couldn't say whether they represent a complete or partial accounting of the funds that were entrusted to WDBA.

There's sure to be more news on this subject as the city inspects the WDBA records next week. "We're trying to get a full picture of how the moneys were disbursed," says Maurodis, who declined to elaborate on the concerns that sparked the investigation.

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Thomas Francis