Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Community members have mixed emotions over arrest of Commissioner Regina Hill

By Phylicia Ashley

ORLANDO, Fla. — Some of the people in District 5 are shocked that the same commissioner who launched weekly workouts to improve their health and advocated for affordable housing, employment, and development was arrested for exploiting and defrauding one of her elderly constituents.

“She helped me get housing and back on my feet,” said Michael Bennett. “I don’t know why she thinks she should have done anything like that.”

Nick Smith has known the alleged victim since childhood.

“A crime of this magnitude can’t be orchestrated with just one person,” Smith said. “It’s more going on here.”

All these people are learning today that Commissioner Regina Hill was arrested after being indicted on charges of fraudulently obtaining power of attorney over a 96-year-old woman.

“This does have an impact already,” Smith said. “Because as of right now, we have no representation for our district. There are things just going on right now that we need to have clarification on some projects that are going on that’s near us that’s around us in her district.”

The community’s main concern.

“To know that type of crime happened in my neighborhood where we try to protect our elderly neighbor,” Smith said. “It’s very upsetting.”

Others are concerned for Commissioner Hill.

“I hope she can get through and I hope to just get back in,” Bennett said. “She can come back positive like she helped me to do.”

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Community members have mixed emotions over arrest of Commissioner Regina Hill

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