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Petit theft, trespassing allegations made against State Rep. Slosberg, according to governor's order

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 19:46:37-05

Allegations have been made against Florida Democratic State Rep. Emily Slosberg for petit theft, trespassing and criminal mischief, according to executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

READ THE ORDER BELOW

In that order, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg informed the governor of the allegations and, because of his working relationship with Slosberg, asked the governor to assign the case to another state attorney.

Aronberg said he wanted to avoid a conflict of interest or any appearance of impropriety.

DeSantis assigned the case to State Attorney Michael Satz, who is based in Broward County.

Boca Raton Police Public Information Manager, Mark Economou released a statement saying officers responded to an incident on Jan. 4. The incident report only states that a burglary at a Boca Raton residence was reported.

Records on the property appraiser’s website show Slosberg sold that residence in December to Diosaida Roman and William Herrera. Neither could be reached for comment on Friday. Rep. Emily Slosberg is mentioned on the suspect list.

“Our investigation remains open and ongoing as we continue to consult with the State Attorney’s Office regarding this matter,” Economou said.

"I have not seen the allegations. I deny any wrongdoing. I cannot say anything else until I see the allegations," Slosberg told WPTV investigative reporter Wanda Moore.

Slosberg was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2016.

Below is the executive order filed by the governor's office on Feb. 8: