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By Steve Plunkett

Court transcribers are busily typing what they anticipate will be 1,800 pages detailing former Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella’s recent criminal trial.
7960869055?profile=original7960868893?profile=originalLucibella, 65, is appealing his Feb. 21 sentence, in which he was ordered to pay $6

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By Steve Plunkett

Letters of support from Ocean Ridge mayors, neighbors and business acquaintances seeking leniency for Richard Lucibella also exposed a lack of support for the police officers who went to his home and for the subsequent media coverag

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7960855692?profile=originalFormer Police Lt. Steven Wohlfiel (l-r), Richard Lucibella and his girlfriend, Barbara Ceuleers, and his attorneys, Heidi Perlet and Marc Shiner, leave the courthouse after Lucibella’s sentencing hearing. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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By Steve Plunkett

Defense attorneys for onetime Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella will be able to tell jurors in his January felony trial that he is 65 years old.
Judge Daliah Weiss on Oct. 12 denied prosecutor Danielle Grundt’s motion to bar

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By Steve Plunkett

Former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella has rebuffed “multiple offers” to settle felony charges against him without going to trial, his prosecutor said.
“Just so the record’s clear, what was the offer? Was it rejected? I mea

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Richard Lucibella listens as his attorney and the prosecutor tell Circuit Judge Daliah Weiss that she will have to resolve a motion seeking to limit what the jury can hear. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett

Former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayo

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By Steve Plunkett

As his trial date nears on felony charges stemming from a 2016 shooting incident at his house, onetime Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella proclaimed his innocence and renewed his attacks on how Ocean Ridge police treated him.
“I look forw

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7960798499?profile=originalFormer Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella confers with his lawyer Marc Shiner before his trial date was set for the week of Aug. 20. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett and Steve Plunkett

It could be close to the second anniversary of

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By Emily J. Minor and Steve Plunkett

The trial of former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella will be scheduled a fifth time because Lucibella’s defense attorney, Marc Shiner, has a torn calf muscle.
Lucibella, who appeared in court April 25 but

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By Steve Plunkett

Standing outside the courtroom, former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella could not hide his disappointment at having to wait 10 more weeks for his felony trial to begin.
He and defense attorney Heidi Perlet appeared for a cal

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     The trial of former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella, accused of felony battery on a law enforcement officer and other charges, will begin now April 30, Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser ordered Feb. 20.
     The case of an accused burglar who s

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7960766454?profile=originalBy Noreen Marcus and Michelle Quigley

Serious crime is uncommon in Palm Beach County’s coastal towns, and cases of resisting arrest with violence are about as rare a sight as white whales.
So the upcoming trial of former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richa

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By Steve Plunkett

    Former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella’s trial will start no sooner than February.
    His defense attorney, Marc Shiner, and Assistant State Attorney Danielle Grundt both agreed last month to the postponement — the trial

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