Fake Engineer Arrested While Bidding on $33M Construction Job

Police records show LeGrand has a probation violation for writing bad checks and for failure to disclose “eight civil lawsuits and 15 wage complaints against her.”

Fri July 21, 2017 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide


A Florida woman is facing charges for allegedly trying to win a $33 million construction project with a fake engineering degree.

Janet Maria LeGrand, 46, was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail on July 19 on a charge of organized scheme to defraud, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald. 

LeGrand is listed as the president/CEO of Bleu Network Inc., which was one of three bidders for a project to revitalize an area in Homestead, in south Florida.

She “methodically created an elaborate facade to make the Bleu Network Inc. appear to be a large, reputable company,” investigators said.

The Herald also reported police records show LeGrand has a probation violation for writing bad checks and for failure to disclose “eight civil lawsuits and 15 wage complaints against her.”

Bleu Network's website also included several allegedly false statements, such as LeGrand being a University of Miami graduate with a bachelor's degree in engineering, and her company having offices in South America.

LeGrand reportedly also has an active lawsuit against the city that contend bidding on the Homestead project was not conducted properly. 

Source: Statesman




Today's top stories

Filling the Labor Pool — Post-Pandemic, Construction Industry Wants Workers to Jump in

Reed & Reed Leads Twin Bridges in Vermont to Mid-Summer Completion

Granite Construction, Mahaffey Drilling Fix Railroad Issue in Encintas

Texas Women in Construction — Sherry McGee: HOLT CAT

OSHA COVID Safety Rules Give Workplace Flexibility to Transportation Construction Firms

Spanning the Potomac: Three-Quarter-Billion-Dollar Bridge Replacement Under Way

Reconstruction Begins On Century-Old Border Crossing Span Over St. John River

Doosan, Trimble Announce Factory-Installed Machine Control Solution for Crawler Excavators


 






ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo