In an email to Brevard County Clerk of Courts Rachel Sadoff, District 2 County Commissioner Bryan Lober asks for her office to recuse themselves from conducting an audit into his spending spree. At the last County Commission meeting, the Commission voted to audit Lober’s spending after his history of spending was leaked in a public records request. In his email, Lober claims that the Comptroller lacks the experience necessary for “conducting this sort of audit.” The sort of audit he is referring to is the audit of his office’s use of their purchasing credit card. It is literally within the Comptroller’s office job description.
Lober goes on with a slew of reasons he believes he won’t be treated fairly in such a routine audit, calling into question the integrity of the Clerk of Courts. It should be noted that Lover voted in favor of the Clerk’s office conducting the audit when the motion was made. He did not mention any objections to it at the time.
One bizarre reason is because Rachel Sadoff officiated the wedding of Commissioner Chair Kristine Zonka. He then proceeded to post photos of them from social media, and a copy of Zonka’s marriage license.
He then brought up former and highly respected Clerk of Courts Scott Ellis who in the past was very critical of Lober’s questionable spending, mentioning that Ellis worked with Sadoff “for decades.”