Former Fla. Lawmaker Arrested For Contract Bribes Scheme

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT) -- Former Florida state Rep. Mitch Needelman has been arrested and charged with allegedly taking bribes from information technology company BlueWare Inc. in exchange for awarding it a lucrative contract to scan and digitize Brevard County Court’s records, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Thursday.

Needelman is accused of awarding BlueWare the multimillion-dollar contract last year while he was the Brevard County Clerk of the Court by taking donations from BlueWare for his re-election campaign and agreeing to tamper with bids submitted by other companies for...
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