BlueWare CEO Harr Taken Into Custody
By Space Coast Daily // August 16, 2013
charged with bid tampering, bribery
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — State Attorney Phil Archer’s Office has confirmed Blueware CEO Rose Harr turned herself into Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 12:09 p.m., earlier today.
Harr’s arrest comes 26 hours after the arrest of Mitch Needelman was announced by State Attorney Phil Archer.
Harr is charged with bid tampering and bribery related to an $8.52 million contact BlueWare received on bid tampering and bribery charges.
According to BlueWare, Harr is the sole owner of the company, a corporation and a provider of electronic health information systems with over 220 customers and 100,000 users worldwide.
In June 2012, Harr was on hand in Melbourne as BlueWare held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to relocate its operations to Melbourne from Michigan.
“The investigation shows Needelman, Dupree and Harr swindled Brevard County taxpayers out of millions of dollars,” said Gerald Bailey, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner.