Stowe lawyer fails to provide evidence of crime on EB-5 trip

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A lawyer representing foreign investors suing the state has failed to produce evidence of a sensational crime he alleged two weeks ago.

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Russell Barr represents five defrauded EB-5 program investors who allege the state did not properly oversee the program. He told reporters after a hearing in the case two weeks ago that a state official was arrested in China in 2013 or 2014 for having sex with a minor while on a state-sponsored trip.

Barr said he would include the allegation in an amended complaint. He filed an amended complaint Monday but did not include the allegation or any evidence to support it. Barr has not responded to multiple requests for comment.