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Former Marco Island City Manager charged with battery

Posted at 6:25 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 18:25:18-04

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - Former Marco Island City Manager Lee Niblock has been charged with battery. 

The charge was filed in Gainesville, related to a June 10 incident. 

Niblock was fired March 19 after a month of paid leave. He had only been on the job for four months. 

The city council chair said Niblock was fired for more than the battery charge - he was also accused of sending an email referring to the mass firing of city employees and drinking wine during job interviews.