Saturday, November 16, 2013

BlueWare's Harr Asks for Different Judges and Trial Venue

 
TITUSVILLE, Florida – BlueWare Chief Executive Officer Rose Harr has filed a “Motion for Disqualification of Judges” and has requested that her trial for bribery and other charges be moved out of Brevard County. The papers were filed with the 18th Judicial Circuit Court on Friday.

Harr was arrested in August on charges of bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, bid tampering and entering contract resulting from bid tampering related to a multimillion dollar scanning contract involving former Brevard County Clerk of Court Mitch Needelman, 60, and his one-time business partner, lobbyist William Matthew Dupree, 47.

In the motion, Harr charges that “every judge in the Eighteenth Circuit has a close working relationship with Scott Ellis, Brevard County Clerk of Court, and his staff.” The motion also notes that “as Clerk of Court, Mr. Ellis is a plaintiff in a civil suit seeking damages and recission of the contracts that form the basis of the criminal charge.”

Ellis has been vocally critical of the $8.6 million scanning contract since last year. Much of the basis of the motion is related to stories that have appeared exclusively in Brevard Times.

Needleman, who was charged bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, bid tampering, entering contract resulting from bid tampering, unlawful campaign contribution in the name of another, and falsifying records filed similar motions for the disqualification of judges and change of trial venue on November 5.

Both Needleman and Harr are scheduled for a docket sounding on January 6, 2014 at the Moore Justice Center in Viera. Dupree, who is charged with bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, bid tampering and unlawful campaign contribution in the name of another, is scheduled for a docket sounding on December 11 in Viera.
 

4 comments:

  1. It almost feels like a Seinfeld episode, the company that wanted to automate the Clerk of the Courts records for easier public access wants their case moved to another county so the public can't access or influence the information. Do you think she is going to wear a pirate shirt?

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  2. I say we just burn the witch!

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  3. Why does Matthew DuPree have a docket sounding on December 11, 2013, before Christmas, while the other two have theirs in 2014?

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  4. Moved out of Brevard county - she needs to try and get it moved out the country. Did you see what just happened? HP has added Rose and Blueware to their lawsuit. They want their money back. Did anyone think that a company as powerful as HP is going to let someone play three card monte and have them be the sucker? Well I know one person who thought that but they view the world through ROSE colored glasses.

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