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Woman connected to BleuTech Las Vegas has history of fraud, according to report

Posted at 1:03 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 04:05:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A woman involved in the BleuTech Park project in Las Vegas is accused of lying to get millions of dollars from a Florida city for a similar project, according to an investigation from the Miami Herald.

The paper is reporting that police say Janet LeGrand used a fake engineering firm and a falsified resume to win a $33.3 million construction contract for a large retail complex project in Homestead.

BleuTech Park is said to include retail and housing and has been deemed an innovative "mini-city."

RELATED: Developers discuss BleuTech Las Vegas, location not released

Project leaders were originally set to announce the specific location in Las Vegas for the project back in August, but a spokesperson said they would not disclose the location because of a holdup.

“We’re looking at bringing in another piece of property, which we're in discussions on right now. By bringing in that piece of property we’ll be able to create public safety for our community,” the spokesprson said at the time.

A representative for the company behind the complex told the Herald the issues with the Florida development are irrelevant to the Las Vegas project.