State Rep. Daisy Baez Facing Possible Fraud Charges After Allegedly Breaking Homestead Exemption Law
By ALLISON NIELSEN, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS // May 23, 2017
(SunshineStateNews) – New suspicions are swirling that freshman state Rep. Daisy Baez could face fraud charges both for living outside her district and for homestead exemption fraud for declaring multiple exemptions on properties she doesn’t actually live at, according to records.
The Miami Herald reported last week that Baez is currently not living inside her district, which already violates the Florida constitution, but with multiple homestead exemptions under her belt, new questions arise over whether Baez is double-dipping into the state’s tax break system and committing fraud elsewhere, too.
According to the Miami Dade Property Appraiser’s website, Baez is declaring a homestead exemption in House District 114, the area the Miami Democrat represents but has acknowledged she doesn’t actually live in.
Baez is also declaring a homestead exemption for one of her residences in HD 112 as well. State law says homeowners can only have one primary residence — but in this case, Baez has two.
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