Articles Tagged with palm beach county

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Adam-Godbey-300x169Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Adam W. Godbey was arrested last week after investigators reportedly found over 30 pictures and videos depicting underage girls and boys performing sexual acts on his cellphone and laptop computer.

Godbey, 38, is facing several counts of child pornography charges. He is at being held without bond at Palm Beach County Jail. During his first court session last Thursday, a judge ordered him to receive a mental health evaluation and told him not to have contact with any minors. The press did not name an attorney for Godbey.

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Lisa-Rivera-205x300Former Boca Raton Community High School treasurer Lisa Rivera was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing over $20,000 from the school. Rivera, 47, is also a Greenacres city councilwoman in her second term.

She was charged with grand theft, official misconduct, and organized scheme to defraud and released on $10,000 bond. It is unclear if she has hired an attorney.

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Roger-Wittenberns-300x169Roger Wittenberns of West Palm Beach, Florida was arrested on Monday for allegedly causing a car crash that led to the death of Uber driver J. Gerald Smith in September last year. Wittenberns, 61, faces charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI causing injury, and vehicular homicide.

He turned himself in and was booked into Palm Beach County Jail on June 12. His bond was set at $450,000 during his first court appearance on Tuesday morning. If he bonds out of jail, he will be placed on house arrest and is not to have contact with any witnesses. The judge made an exception for his wife, Patty Ann McQuiggin, who is one of the witnesses in the case.

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Kenneth-Chatman-300x190Kenneth Chatman of Boynton Beach, Fransesia Davis of Lake Worth, and Michael Bonds of Delray Beach have been arrested by federal agents for running sober homes that allegedly allowed recovering addicts to use drugs. This allegedly occurred in order to abuse the patients’ insurance plans and lead the patients into prostitution.

The trio were arrested and charged together with their facilities’ medical directors: Donald Willems of Weston, Joaquin Mendez of Miramar, and Laura Chatman, Kenneth Chatman’s wife. It is unclear if any of the six have attorneys.

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William F. Davis JrWilliam F. Davis Jr., Palm Springs Village Public Services Director, was arrested on November 29 for allegedly receiving unlawful rewards in exchange for official favors. Davis faces charges for organized scheme to defraud and unlawful rewards for official behavior. He was held in lieu of $8,000 and has since bonded out of jail. The press didn’t name an attorney for Davis.

According to Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office, Davis reportedly received almost $20,000 in bribes from contractors Carlo and Luigi Basile of AKA Services over the past six years. The Basile brothers believed that the town would pay them faster for their sewage and water services if they bribed Davis to accelerate the process.

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