At a local healthcare facility, FBI/FDLE agents met with current Palm Bay City Councilman Brian Anderson on May 12, 2017. During the nearly 2 hour interview, Councilman Anderson confesses to taking $10,000 cash in campaign finance contributions from Joe Aguiar. The limit for one individual to contribute to a city council campaign is $1,000.
Once the FBI started to investigate Deputy City Manager David Isnardi, Brian Anderson panicked and told his family he thought he was going to go to prison. Out of concern for his well-being, his family contacted the FDLE after which they conducted this interview.
This is an 18 minute selection of the interview specific to the campaign contributions.
Councilman Anderson was also recently appointed to the Tourist Development Council (TDC) by Brevard County Commissioner Chair Bryan Lober. When asked why Lober decided to chose Brian, he did not respond. Lober also appointed County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi, wife of David Isnardi to the board of the TDC. After these appointments, Commissioner Lober lobbied for Giles Malone, a partner of Space Coast Daily Magazine to be the Chair of the TDC, to which he was appointed.