David Isnardi Released from the Brevard County Jail Friday After Being Granted $36,000 Bond

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Circuit Judge Morgan Laur Reinman issues bond

WATCH: Former Palm Bay Deputy City Manager David Isnardi was released from the Brevard County jail Friday after Circuit Judge Morgan Laur Reinman set Isnardi’s bond at $36,000 bond after being arrested last week and charged with racketeering. (WFTV video)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Former Palm Bay Deputy City Manager David Isnardi was released from the Brevard County jail Friday after Circuit Judge Morgan Laur Reinman set Isnardi’s bond at $36,000, after being arrested last week and charged with racketeering.

Charges against Isnardi, 59, who was arrested last week, include racketeering and conspiracy to commit extortion.

FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents allege that in 2017, Isnardi and Jose Aguiar, 48, conspired together to have a Palm Bay councilman arrested on drug charges.

FBI and FDLE agents in the Brevard Field Office worked together on the case, which began in 2015.

“To support our constitution requires respecting the fundamental presumption of innocence and the right of those accused to due process,” said Isnardi’s attorney Bryan Lober.

“Dave hasn’t been convicted of anything in relation to these years old hyper-political allegations. Given the number of individuals allegedly involved and the complexity of the allegations, this is not a case which is likely to be resolved quickly. I have no doubt that the facts will become increasingly clear in the coming months.”

Judge Reinman said that Isnardi would be allowed to attend his son’s graduation from U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School in Fort Eustis, Virginia on Sunday.

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Isnardi also faces three counts of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to deliver for meth, oxycodone and tramadol.

Aguiar faces additional charges of three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, deliver or manufacture for meth, oxycodone and tramadol; and three counts of delivery for meth, oxycodone and tramadol.

According to the arrest warrants, in February 2017, FDLE agents allege that Aguiar and Isnardi had an ongoing pattern of criminal activities. Agents contend that Aguiar, a local businessman, sought to control Palm Bay’s city government and influence votes for his benefit.

The investigation also alleges Aguiar and Isnardi plotted to have a Palm Bay councilman arrested for drugs and that Aguiar and Isnardi had planned to install cameras at a home in hopes to record Palm Bay government officials in compromising situations.

The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, 18th Judicial Circuit.

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