“On January 6, 2014, Chief Judge John Harris entered orders in each of the respective cases indicated below transferring the actions to Seminole County: 05-2013-CA-064037-AXXX-XX, State v. Mitch Needelman; 05-2013-CA-064037-BXXX-XX, State v. William DuPree; 05-2013-CA-064037-CXXX-XX, State v. Rose Harr,” Winik said. “Each case will receive its own case number once added to the Seminole Clerk of the Circuit Court’s CMS system.“The Clerk has indicated these cases are being added to their system today (Thursday). Copies of all of the items in the Brevard cases were hand delivered on CDs to Judge Alva yesterday and were sent in hard copy via FedEx, arriving this afternoon in Sanford. The cases in Brevard will stand as closed by reason of transfer as of the date of the attached orders.”
The cases were assigned to Judge Marlene Alva in Seminole County after a local judge ruled that the trio could not get a fair trial in Brevard County.The charges on the three result from alleged impropriety regarding a scanning contract between Needelman and Harr’s company, BlueWare, Inc. in 2012.