Articles Tagged with Margate

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Juan Centeno of Margate, Florida was arrested on July 27 after he was allegedly caught having sex with a 13-year-old girl outside her home.

Centeno, 19, is charged with five counts of lewd or lascivious battery on a minor. He was released from jail on Saturday afternoon after posting $30,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Adrian Garcia of Margate, Florida was arrested on January 17 for his alleged involvement in a child pornography investigation. Garcia, 27, is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of using a computer to entice a minor. He is being held on $44,000 and has yet to bond out of jail. The press did not name an attorney for him.

According to news sources, the investigation that resulted in Garcia’s arrest was led by the South Florida Internet Crimes Task Force. Garcia was arrested on the morning of January 17 at his home in Margate’s Coral Key community near Pinewalk Drive North. Police have not yet released details on the events that led to the arrest. Continue reading

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An arrest warrant was issued last Wednesday for former Margate city employee Kim Liakos, accusing her of receiving kickbacks worth $33,000 as well as free repairs to her home. In exchange, she allegedly gave city projects to contractors at inflated prices.

Liakos, 58, is charged with grand theft, bribery, unlawful compensation, and bid tampering. Her attorney told the press that she intends to turn herself in. She reportedly gave up her passport and will plead not guilty at her arraignment.

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Ronald Newby and his son, Brian Newby, were arrested this week as accomplices of a former Fort Lauderdale public works supervisor who allegedly misused his city-issued charge cards to buy expensive tools which he would pawn for cash.

The Newbys, of Coconut Creek, were arrested for dealing in stolen property. Brian Newby, 24, faces 55 theft-related charges and is being held on $82,500 bond in Broward Main Jail. Ronald Newby, 59, faces 18 theft-related charges. His bond was not immediately available. It is unclear if either of them has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Robert LitmanRobert Litman of Margate, Florida was arrested on July 6 for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl on multiple occasions between April and July. Litman, 47, is being charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and was held at Broward County Jail until July 11 when he posted a $20,000 bond.

Judge Michael Davis, who is presiding over the case, has prohibited Litman from contacting or going within 500 feet of the teenage girl and her family. News sources did not specify a defense attorney for Litman.

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