Sunday, July 13, 2014

Former Clerk of Court Wants Rat List From Florida State Attorney



Mitch Needelman
SANFORD, Florida -- It could soon be known just how many local political power-players would have been implicated in the BlueWare scandal if they hadn't struck a deal with Florida's 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney, Phil Archer. 


That's because the attorney for former Brevard County Clerk of Court, Mitch Needelman, has filed a motion to "Compel Disclosure of Existence and Substance of Promises of Immunity, Leniency, or Preferential Treatment" in the criminal case where Needelman is charged with bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, bid tampering, official misconduct, unlawful campaign contributions, and entering into a contract as a result of bid tampering.

The hearing is set for August 25, 2014 in Sanford, Florida.  The case was transferred from Brevard County to Seminole County due to, in most part, Brevard Times' investigative coverage of the alleged scandal over the last two years leading up to the arrests and prosecution of Needelman and his co-defendants, BlueWare CEO Rose Harr and lobbyist Matt DuPree.



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