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Thomas Henry BakerThomas Henry Baker Jr. of Belle Isle, Florida, is suing the town of Palm Beach for failing to remove his yacht after he ran it aground in the early hours of September 7. The suit, which was filed on October 20, alleges that Baker, 63, wasn’t responsible for removing the 72-foot yacht that was reportedly left on a shore south of the Palm Beach inlet for weeks.

The yacht, named Time Out, was finally removed last month as Hurricane Matthew approached Florida. The town only paid $50,000 of the $200,000 it cost to have the boat towed. Baker reportedly tried to have the vessel removed sooner, but the state stopped him because the process could have harmed sea turtles.

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James Alexander WalkerJames Alexander Walker of Jupiter, Florida was arrested on October 28 for his alleged involvement in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed Wesley Scott Walker in Riviera Beach. There is no indication that the two men are related. James, 34, was reportedly going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone when the accident occurred.

James faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and failing to stop at a hit-and-run crash involving a death. He is being held in lieu of a $105,000 bond at Palm Beach County Jail. News sources did not name a lawyer for Walker.

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Ervin and FeldmanCarl Ervin, former public works supervisor for Dania Beach, and Jami Moore, former superintendent of Deerfield Beach Parks, were arrested on Monday and face bribery charges. Investigators claim Ervin and Moore “sold out their ethics” in exchange for Walmart gift cards and other favors.

According to John Calabro, a detective from Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Public Corruption Unit, both men received gift cards from salesman Robert Feldman in exchange for large city business tenders. It is unclear if any of the accused have sought legal representation.

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Wendell Allan WallDr. Wendell Allan Wall of Key West, Florida, was arrested on October 31 after he allegedly punched his wife, Dr. Denise McSherry, during a heated argument at their home. Wall, 64, faces one count of domestic battery. He was booked into Stock Island county jail and released later that evening without having to post bail. The press did not name an attorney for Wall.

According to the arrest report, the alleged incident occurred at the couple’s Jamaica Drive home. McSherry, 49, told police that her husband pushed her off a bed after he became angry over an issue involving their pets. She said Wall then came after her and pushed her a second time.

When she tried to leave the room, Wall allegedly hit her in the face, giving her a bloody lip, and “continued to yell at her,” wrote Officer Thaddeus Calvert in his report. McSherry reportedly armed herself with a kitchen knife and locked herself in a bedroom to wait for police after Wall

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Carmen Montalvo-RiveraCarmen Montalvo-Rivera of Miami Florida was arrested in Lake Worth last week after allegedly defrauding an insurance company out of millions of dollars. She is being charged with insurance fraud and was released from police custody on $47,500 bond the day after her arrest. News sources did not specify an attorney for Montalvo-Rivera.

According to the arrest report, the alleged fraud took place from June 1 until Montalvo-Rivera’s arrest on October 27. Montalvo-Rivera, 40, purportedly operated a shell company called Enterprises Remodeling Group Inc., which investigators say paid uninsured contractors to perform construction work. Contractors would reportedly write checks to Montalvo-Rivera’s shell company once a job was completed; she would cash the checks and pay the contractors in cash.

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