VIERA, Florida - On Friday, a circuit judge denied “without prejudice” former Clerk of Courts Mitch Needelman’s motion for disqualification of Eighteenth Judicial Circuit judges in his upcoming trial, court records show.
Judge David Dugan said in his order “that the motion does not include the
attorney’s certificate of good faith required under Rule 3.220(c)…and is
for Needleman can refile the motion to include the proper procedural language. This motion and one for a change of trial venue were originally filed on November 5.
Needelman is charged with bribery, conspiracy to commit
bribery, bid tampering, entering a
contract resulting from bid tampering, unlawful campaign contribution in the
name of another, and falsifying records in connection with an $8.6 million scanning contract.
Needleman is scheduled for a docket sounding on
January 6, 2014 at the Moore Justice Center in Viera.
Order Denying Motion To Disqualify Judges