DeSantis suspends Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill from office, 4 days after her arrest

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Monday afternoon, suspending Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill from office four days after she was arrested.


Hill was arrested Thursday morning on charges including, exploitation of the elderly, fraud, mortgage fraud and scheme to defraud. Click here to read more about that.

She showed up to a 1 p.m. Agenda Review at Orlando City Hall ahead of Monday’s City Council meeting.

Read: Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill arrested on elderly exploitation, fraud charges

But Hill had left the City Council Chambers before that meeting began at 2 p.m.

Read the governor’s full executive order below:

Read: Who is Regina Hill, the Orlando city commissioner who was arrested?

Regina Hill provided Channel 9 with the following statement:

“As I navigate through these challenging times, I want to assure the residents of District 5 that our team’s commitment to your needs and well-being stands firm. The office remains operational and fully equipped to provide the support you need, so please don’t hesitate to contact them at district5@orlando.gov or by calling 407-246-2005 for any assistance. My confidence in the integrity of the legal process and faith in God is unwavering, and I’m deeply moved by the support from our community. This support is a constant reminder of the strength and resilience that defines District 5, and it fuels my continued dedication to serving and uplifting every community member through these trying times. I will wait for my day in court when I’ll be able to prove my innocence and that I always acted in good faith.”

Check back for updates on this developing story, and watch a live coverage on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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