Sen. Sachs Hit With Another Ethics Complaint





Is it three strikes and she’s out for State Sen. Maria Sachs?

Sachs is now dealing with her third ethics complaint in a month.

On Tuesday, Sachs was hit with yet another ethics complaint.  This time its for failing to disclosure the ownership of a home in the Marion County development The Villages.

It was the senator’s second complaint in a week.

Last week a complaint was filed against Sachs, D-Delray Beach, for lying about her residency.  The complaint alleged she claimed to live in a Fort Lauderdale apartment, but really lived in a home outside her Senate district.

The twin complaints follow June’s action by the state Ethics Commission finding probable cause to believe Sachs failed to disclose on her required financial disclosure forms the ownership of a Tallahassee condo and some of her income over three years.

Commissioners noted that Sachs amended the forms before they heard the case and thus took no action.

According to the latest complaint filed on Tuesday, Sachs left her ownership of a home in The Villages near Ocala off her state required financial disclosure form for at least four years.

The complaint was filed by Kenya Nelson of Delray Beach.

“As a Democrat, I am appalled by State Senator Maria Sachs’ flagrant disregard for the law,” Nelson wrote in the cover letter to the Ethics Commission.

Attached to the complaint are copies of  a warranty deed to the home and tax forms with Sachs clearly identified as an owner.




The narrative accompanying the complaint and the warranty deed to the home.

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warrenty deed

9 Responses to “Sen. Sachs Hit With Another Ethics Complaint”

  1. Chaz Stevens, Militant Atheist says:

    Ethics complaints are worthless.

    Find the criminal intent. File a criminal complaint.

  2. Obi won says:

    Pretty soon her only defense will be “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…”

  3. You've got to be kidding says:

    You’ve got to be kidding, right? The Republicans couldn’t beat Sachs, so they think the best thing to do is file spurious ethics complaints?

    I have no idea who the names are on the deed shown above, but three of them are named Lorts, and the fourth is Maria Sachs. Maria’s maiden name is Lorts. The deed is for a building in the Villages retirement community. It is for Joint Tenants with right of survivorship. Although I don’t know the other three people, I’d be willing to bet it’s Maria’s mom and dad, who, for estate planning purposes, added at no charge Maria and her brother to the deed, so that they’d inherit the property when her parents pass.

    How horrible for Ethics complaints to be filed over this. The abuse here is an abuse of Ethics complaints as a weapon for political purposes.

  4. Citizen Activist Bob Walsh says:

    Thank you Judy.

  5. Blah Blah Blah says:

    It’s not an abuse if she broke the law, especially in light of her previous failures to disclose.
    That’s about as silly as Sam Fields saying it’s an abuse of police powers if they arrested a white man for smoking a joint.

  6. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    #4 .People you know this is not me. I never go by Bob, although I wish I could(huh Bern). I mean it is so transparent w/ this woman ‘Kenya Nelson” and her gothca BS. I mean really. Senator Sachs won that seat. Some of you bitter bitches get over it. Do you really think Senator Sachs would risk everything she has worked for , for some of you(Bob Norman, Chaaaaz Stevens and others) to get your ten minutes of fame. I would have more respect for some of you if you just come clean in your pursuit to take Judy Stern down. (note to Judy find someone for District 4(county) this is not that hard for someone to beat both Lamarca and Keechl).

  7. wheres waldo? says:

    Where’s the chairman of the criminal caucus, Walsh with his mocking defense of the indefensible.

  8. Fake Bob Walsh says:

    Robert Walsh,

    Why didn’t she just get a cheap apartment on the east side of Palm Beach County as opposed to this tiny run down dump next to the Galleria Mall, 40 miles from her house, that is owned by a lobbyist ? I mean she is very wealthy and it would have been really easy to do, no ? Is she really this dumb or did she just think no one would notice this scam ? It’s one of those answers so make your selection.

  9. Chaz Stevens, Militant Atheist says:


    This year, I’ve helped remove Patrica Flury (Dania Beach) from office and Dave Rivera (CM Coconut Creek) from his job.

    I’ve also filed a civil lawsuit against the City of Lauderdale Lakes.

    Perhaps you’ll regale us with your accomplishments?