Entire David Isnardi video interview reveals Mike Haridopolus in targets of FBI/FDLE: Video

Now that the David Isnardi case has come to a close with him accepting a plea deal, previous parts of the investigation which were not publicly available have been released by the State Attorney’s office. (2 part video at bottom of article)

In August of 2017, Isnardi came in for a voluntary meeting with FBI and FDLE investigators to tell his side of the story, accompanied with his attorney at the time, former Judge John C. Murphy; a former Colonel in the US Army Special Forces.

The 4 hour interview contains much of the information made public in the original arrest warrant issued for David Isnardi last year. Discussions of cocaine use, addictions to strippers and prostitutes, and other illegal and immoral activity almost seemed normalized in these discussions.

Isnardi goes into detail about the allegations of the misuse of funds that benefited disgraced former City Councilman Tres Holton.

He talks about his involvement in the elections of Councilmen, Brian Anderson, Tres Holton, and Jeff Bailey. Investigators allege that it was all an elaborate plan to get fired ex City Manager Gregg Lynk hired who then in turn hired Isnardi as the City’s Deputy City Manager, who Isnardi himself stated he didn’t think he was qualified for in the interview.

They also allege that Isnardi’s friend and business associate Joe Aguiar (who was arrested on the same charges) was trying to control members of the council in order to get the votes he wanted for properties he planned to use for a future scrap yard and marijuana business.

The investigation revealed that current Councilman Brian Anderson did take $10,000 in illegal campaign funds from Aguair, which he confessed to investigators. Anderson then agreed to wear a wire for law enforcement for quite some time which revealed attempted bribes from Gregg Lynk, misdealings with former Palm Bay Mayor John Mazziotti, and others. Isnardi and Aguiar were the only ones arrested so far from the years long investigation.

Isnardi mentions on two occasions he was asked to use now elected Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey to try and setup Councilman Jeff Bailey with illegal drugs in his vehicle. Alfrey was a former K9 Police officer with the Melbourne Police Department who resigned after an investigation into his mishandling of narcotics before he could be removed. (This portion is found in the part 2 video of the interview at 0:29:40 and 2:13:00)

There were several new names mentioned in the interview that were not seen in the original arrest affidavit or investigative summary.

One unknown is Palm Bay resident Matthew Wolfe. Isnardi stated that Wolfe worked as his volunteer coordinator for his wounded warrior organization. He is the one who Isnardi charged with picking up an automobile that was donated to the organization for a wounded warrior, but transferred to an individual without going through program.

Wolfe is well known on Facebook as an antagonizer in political groups and is the administrator of The Conservative Voice of Brevard Facebook group and has an extensive criminal history of burglary, grand theft, trafficking in stolen property, forgery, fraud, and others. Wolfe tries to constantly deny the charges but they’ve been verified.

The most high profile name brought up is former Florida Senate President and former US Senate candidate Mike Haridopolus. He now serves as a lobbyist for a long list of clients and municipalities in Brevard County. (This portion of the video is Part 2 at 1:27:00)

He raised millions for his run for US Senate before withdrawing. That money in his PAC has been used to fund campaigns all over the State of Florida and support candidates in Brevard County. Strangely the person he uses to manage those funds was Tres Holton. Agents believe that Haridoplus uses Holton to be the potential fall guy for the questionable political practices and dealings he is involved in to include procuring prostitutes for clients. Holton’s involvement in local corruption makes him the perfect fall guy in their eyes.

https://www.floridalobbyist.gov/LobbyistInformation/LobbyistDetail/5134?year=2020&Branch=L

This is a list of the clients he is currently registered as their lobbyist.

Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc

4960 SW 72nd Ave # 400
Miami, FL 33155
Industry Code: 922140 Correctional institutions
Effective Date: 1/29/2020

Astronauts Memorial Foundation

Center For Space Education Mc: Amf
State Rd 405 Bldg M6-306
Kennedy Sp Ct, FL 32899-0001
Industry Code: 611110 Academies, elementary or secondary
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Brevard Family Partnership

2301 W Eau Gallie Blvd Ste 104
Ste 104
Melbourne, FL 32935-3120
Industry Code: 624110 Child welfare services
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

City of Indian Harbour Beach

2055 South Patrick Dr
Indn Hbr Bch, FL 32937-4447
Industry Code: 921110 City and town managers’ offices
Effective Date: 11/2/2020

City of Melbourne

900 E Strawbridge Ave
900 E Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, FL 32901-4739
Industry Code: 921110 Executive offices, federal, state, and local (e.g., governor, mayor, president)
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Handex Consulting & Remediation, LLC

2211 Lee Rd
Suite 110
Winter Park, FL 32789-1849
Industry Code: 562910 Environmental remediation services
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Health First, Inc

6450 Us Highway 1
Rockledge, FL 32955-5747
Industry Code: 621491 Group hospitalization plans providing health care services
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

International Speedway Corporation

1801 W International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Industry Code: 711212 Automobile racetracks
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Larkin Health Systems

5996 SW 70Th St
5th Floor
South Miami, FL 33143-3540
Industry Code: 622110 Hospitals, general medical and surgical
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Melbourne Tillman Water Control

5990 Minton Rd NW
Palm Bay, FL 32907-1977
Industry Code: 924110 Water control and quality program administration
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

MJS Capital Holdings LLC

16500 Gulf Blvd
#653
North Redington Beach, FL 33708
Industry Code: 111421 Tree crop farming (except forestry), short rotation growing and harvesting cycle
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Mutualink, Inc.

1269 S Broad St
Meriden, CT 06450
Industry Code: 334220 Communications equipment, mobile and microwave, manufacturing
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

National Safety Commission, Inc

1102 A1a N
Suite 107
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082-4098
Industry Code: 611692 Driver education
Effective Date: 5/18/2020

South Central Florida Express, Inc

900 S W C Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Industry Code: 482112 Short-line railroads
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Southern Gardens Citrus Groves Corporation

111 Ponce De Leon Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Industry Code: 311411 Juices, fruit or vegetable, frozen, manufacturing
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Southern Gardens Citrus Holding Corporation

111 Ponce De Leon Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Industry Code: 115112 Disease control for crops
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Southern Gardens Citrus Nursery Corporation

111 Ponce De Leon Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Industry Code: 111421 Fruit stock (e.g., plants, seedlings, trees) growing
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals America

1 Takeda Pkwy
Deerfield, IL 60015-5713
Industry Code: 424210 Pharmaceuticals merchant wholesalers
Effective Date: 1/22/2020

Union Supply Company, Inc

2301 E Pacifica Pl
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-6210
Industry Code: 722310 Food concession contractors (e.g., convention facilities, entertainment facilities, sporting facilities)
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

United States Sugar Corporation

111 Ponce De Leon Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Industry Code: 111930 Sugarcane farming, field production
Effective Date: 1/12/2020

Mike has been heavily invested in both the Melbourne and Palm Bay’s Mayor races, endorsing Paul Alfrey and Rob Medina, both of which who won.

In 2018, Mike Haridopolos said he deserves a tax break because of Indian River Lagoon problems on his $2.9 Million Mansion on Lansing Island in Indian Harbor Beach (who he is the lobbyist for). His house is currently under contract for sale, but it is unknown to where he is moving.

Haridopolus home on Lansing Island

According to the Federal Election Commission, on August 31, 2020, Friends of Mike H PAC run by Mike Haridopolos gave $1500 to The Florida Heritage PC associated with Tres Holton. The Florida Heritage PC is a registered PAC in Florida.

Also, on August 31, 2020 the Friends of Mike H , which is Haridopolos PAC gave $20,000 to the Florida PAC Libertatem. Even though the PAC name was misspelled, the doorhanger which was produced and distributed in the City of Melbourne promoted one of Haridopolo’s endorsements for Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey. A few other Republican candidates, Tim Thomas, Logan Luse and David Neuman were promoted for Melbourne City Council on the doorhanger. The four candidates campaigned together with Paul Alfrey as a slate .

The doorhanger could be seen as misleading to the community by stating, Get to know your REPUBLICAN candidates. The wording on the doorhanger made it seem like this was produced and approved by the local Republican Party while it left out other Republicans in the race.

One of Mike Haridopolos’ listed clients is the City of Melbourne.

The discussions of Mike came up after a lengthy conversation about the development of the St. John Heritage Parkway. During this portion of the interview, Isnardi says he believes land owner Ben Jefferies paid someone off in order to get the plans for the parkway to run through his properties is South Palm Bay. (Part 2 video at 1:02:00) Holton lobbied on behalf of the other landowner Andrew Machata of Rolling Meadow Ranch, in 2019 for a bill presented by State Representative Randy Fine to benefit Machata and his properties. The bill was passed.

Fine was submitted a public records request by Robert Burns in 2019 asking for the communications between him and Holton for this bill. Fine then called Burns and stated it would cost him thousands of dollars to get the records, and that he should just ask Fine directly what he was looking for. Fine has yet to fulfill the request.

The Parkway has been a topic of controversy and corruption for several years, and will serve as the catalyst for major future development in Palm Bay. It was also a large portion of the findings in the Palm Bay Audit by the States Joint Legislative Auditing Commission.

Back to the Interview

It was believed by investigators that Isnardi and Aguiar were trying to coerce and control councilmen to vote their ways.

Brian Anderson accepted the $10,000. They tried to set up Bailey and Holton by catching them on video in compromising positions. Bailey also admitted to taking and illegal $300 which he then turned into investigators.

Agents brought up Palm Bay Mayor Capote alleging that Aguiar gave him a home to live in rent free and a vehicle. They believed that Aguiar did this to try and control the Mayor’s vote. Aguiar then ended up trying to evict Capote from the home.

Isnardi says he doesn’t believe that was the case because the Mayor normally voted against their interests, and believed that Aguiar and Capote had a falling out quite a while ago. (Part 2 Video 2:06:00)

Councilman Harry Santiago was not mentioned negatively at all.

Where are we now? Santiago and Anderson have both decided not to run for reelection. Bailey won reelection in 2018 and isnt up for reelection until 2020. Mayor Capote is termed out as Mayor and cant run for reelection. He ran for County Commission Seat District 5 but was unsuccessful. David Isanrdi took a plea deal and had adjudication withheld. Aguiar’s case is still pending and he is facing over 65 years in prison, and is already a convicted felon.

It is unclear why Haridopolus is lobbying so hard for specific candidates but information is slowly coming to light. It is certainly something voters and residents should keep an eye on.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Holton used to get hookers for Fine in Tallahassee. That’s why they went up there together, and he has a video with Fine which is why Fine can’t get rid of him. Holton will have to play that card sooner or later.

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