For your edification, we've gone through and plucked what looks like the key moments that took place between White, Hondrellis, White's late father, Gerald, the confidential informant, and finally an undercover FBI agent named "Darryl."
The indictments says that Hondrellis met with a confidential informant around September 2, 2009, and told him that the Public Transportation Commission (PTC) was "giving away towing certificates for money." Such certificates would enable companies to get on the Hillsborough County Sherriff's Office (HCSO) and the Tampa Police Department (TPD) rotational towing lists.
On or around October 28, 2009, Hondrellis met with the informant and said he could set up a meeting with Kevin White and White's dad, Gerald White. A week later Hondrellis told the informant that he had made a "loan" of $2,000 to Gerald White, to "help defendant Kevin White's family."
On or around November 19, 2009, Hondrellis requested $1,000 from the informant to pay for half of the previous payment to Gerald White. Five days later the informant paid that amount.
On January 7, 2010, Hondrellis met with the informant and said that they were going to create a fictitious name for their towing company, to be called AAI4 Towing and Recovery. This is the same day Hondellis arranged for the informant to meet the Whites - Kevin and Gerald. It was at this time that White told Hondrellis that his application for a certificate from the PTC should "fly through."
On or around February 9, 2010, Gerald White met the informant for lunch. Gerald White requested that the informant get him, Gerald, a new car. Three days later, Gerald White told the informant he could get the informant on the county rotational towing list. (That car turned out to be a Lincoln Navigator).
On March 4, 2010, Gerald White met the informant and an undercover federal agent (the first time this agent appears in the narrative); The two discuss with White how to get on the county rotational towing list through Kevin White. Gerald White requested the informant give him $150 at the meeting, which the informant did.
On March 16, 2010, Gerald White met with the informant and discussed the informant giving Gerald White "dinner money," which Gerald would then pass on to Kevin White.
On or around March 19,2010, Gerald White met with the informant, who gave $1,000 to Gerald White to give to Kevin White.
On or around March 24, Gerald White met with the informant, who told White that the name of the informant's company was Tri-County Towing, and that it would be registered in another person's name.
On or around April 29,2010, Kevin White met the undercover federal agent named "Darryl" for the first time. The two discussed business, and after the dinner the undercover federal agent gave White $1,000 in cash.
On or around May 6,2010, Kevin White spoke on the phone about the Tri County Auto Towing, Inc. application that was to go before the PTC board on May 12, 2010. We learn that the PTC approved that application.
On May 28, 2010, Kevin White had a phone conversation with the undercover federal agent, who asked White what would it take to get a 2nd company on the county rotational towing list. From the indictment:
Defendant Kevin L. White informed the undercover federal agent that if he turned in an application to the PTC, he, defendant Kevin L. White, would walk it straight through.
On June 4, 2010, Kevin White met the undercover federal agent at a Longhorn Steakhouse in Tampa, where the agent provided $5,000 to White.
But though the indictment says that White called the HCSO several times, the federal undercover agent still had not been approved to get on the county rotational list. Then, on October 29, 2010, White asked the undercover agent to "borrow" $10,000.
That's when the indictment says all of the actions ended with White. The last incident, #56, lists White being interviewed by 2 FBI agents, where he told them that "Darryl," never solicited his influence, and did not him bring him cash.
White was arrested this morning, Wednesday, June 15. He faces a maximum penalty of 80 years in jail.