NEW: Royal Palm Beach mayor arrested on charges of domestic battery


Royal Palm Beach Mayor Frederick Pinto was arrested Monday afternoon on domestic battery charges, according to Palm Beach County court records.

Pinto, who faces one count of domestic battery, was released on his own recognizance from the Palm Beach County jail Tuesday afternoon. Circuit Judge Dina Keever-Agrama ordered the 67-year-old mayor to not have any violent contact with the alleged victim — who was not identified in court documents. Under the ruling, Pinto can be in contact with the unidentified individual, but if there is any violent interactions, it would break his conditions of release and he would be put back in jail.

Details about the arrest were not immediately available Tuesday evening.

Pinto was first elected to Royal Palm Beach’s council in 2003. He won his seat as mayor in March 2016, following behind former mayor Matty Mattioli, who served more than 20 years on the council. Previously, Pinto worked for more than 20 years as a technology executive for Wall Street investment firms.

Pinto is expected back in court for an arraignment on Dec. 11, according to court records.



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