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Reuters  Insight: Underfunded U.S. homeowner associations get heavy

By Michelle Conlin

Wed Jan 8, 2014 1:22am EST

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/08/us-homeowners-association-insight-idUSBREA0706N20140108



30th defendant pleads guilty in Las Vegas Valley homeowners association probe

  • BY JEFF GERMAN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL 
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news?page=1#views-taxonomy_term-more





Sun City Summerlin... Barbara Holland ....A must read for protecting yourself from your Board and Management Company. ttp://www.reviewjournal.com/real-estate/did-previous-owner-know-about-pipes


$300,000 THEFT: Grand jury indicts woman for $300,000 theft from condominium association...http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-grand-jury-indicts-woman-for-300000-theft-from-condominium-association-20130806,0,5424824.story


  $8 Million stolen... HOA gets $356,000 from FBI...  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/hoa-gets-356000-fbi


A new voice in the news.  The Vegas Voice contributor Rana Goodman puts a new perspective on how HOAs are really run. A must read. The abuse of power by attorney and Community Association manager.

THE FLIP SIDE OF HOA WARS.  Rana Goodman The Village from Las Vegas

FBI calls 2001 HOA scheme springboard ..... Jeff Gorman LV-RJ. Please note that On November 3, 2001 Brian Sandoval was elected Attorney General replacing Frankie Sue Del Pappa. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/crime-courts/fbi-calls-2001-hoa-scheme-springboard-larger-more-recent-operation-grandmaster?fb_action_ids=10152084971923765&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%2210152084971923765%22%3A548126865235031}&action_type_map={%2210152084971923765%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]


Growing Disillusionment With HOAs..   http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/growing-disillusioned-hoas

PCM of Las Vegas is associated with Associa http://freenewsarticles.com/2012/03/pcms-las-vegas-executive-to-chair-nevada-state-commission_FNW00273.php


Homeowner's 10 year old garden suddenly a violation.... http://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/news/2013-06-19/Front_Page/Renegade_gardener_digs_in_fights_HOA.html

Read what Ward Lucas has to say about the garden: http://neighborsatwar.com/2013/06/home-gardener-about-to-get-bashed/


Legal Battle leads to HOA Bankruptcy..http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-homeowners-group-humbled-by-court-battle-with-residents/2013/02/09/d46f9bec-6652-11e2-93e1-475791032daf_story_1.html


Key Figure pleads guilty - http://www.lvrj.com/news/important-figure-in-hoa-scheme-pleads-guilty-189712061.html


Key figure pleads not guilty in HOA scheme  http://www.lvrj.com/news/key-figure-pleads-not-guilty-in-hoa-scheme-187224231.html


Central figure, conspirators in HOA scheme indicted by federal grand jury

http://www.lvrj.com/news/central-figure-conspirators-in-hoa-scheme-indicted-by-federal-grand-jury-186995631.html


Sun City Anthem resident appointed to HOA agency BY HUBBLE SMITH LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL  Dec. 1, 2012 http://www.lvrj.com/news/sun-city-anthem-resident-appointed-to-hoa-agency-181661751.html?login=y


HOA smackdown: 27 guilty pleas entered so far

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/hoa-smackdown-27-guilty-pleas-entered-so-far-175202281.html


B of A sues 28 Nevada HOAs, collection agencies in lien dispute                                       http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2012/oct/18/b-sues-28-nevada-hoas-collection-agencies-lien-dis/



Homeowners association members face violence

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120917/us-homeowners-meeting-shooting/


In a first, state boots North Las Vegas HOA board 

http://www.lvrj.com/news/in-a-first-state-boots-entire-hoa-board-173423441.html




AOL:  Most Controversial HOA Moves of the Year


((HOACorruption note:  Are we now getting International Attention??))

ATTORNEY DAVID AMESBURY, DEATH RULED A SUICIDE


FEDERAL PROSECUTORS PURSUE RESTITUTION IN CORRUPTION CASES

Two people die in HOA meeting shooting. (Later news reports second shooting victim died)

More people to be charged in Las Vegas Valley HOA investigation http://www.lvrj.com/news/more-indictments-expected-in-las-vegas-valley-hoa-investigation-167609565.html


Woman fights HOA to keep home after $589K of invalid fines (While we usually try to stay in NV this story is scary.  Please read http://www.wcnc.com/news/iteam/Woman-fights-HOA-to-keep-house-over-invalid-fines-164061896.html#


HOA boards are wild card in litigation game, author says

http://www.lvrj.com/news/hoa-boards-are-wild-card-in-litigation-game-author-says-163664686.html


The KING of SCANDALS  
The ‘king’ of scandals - Sunday, June 10, 2012 | 2 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun





500 HOAs, COLLECTION COMPANIES and BANKS sued for violation of the False Claims Act: LAS VEGAS Sun/Vegas/Inc.


Another slant on HOA problems... Bunker Mentality.... http://weeklyseven.com/latest/2012/04/05/bunker-mentality


24 people now have struck plea agreements in the far-reaching scheme to take control of homeowners associations.  http://www.lvrj.com/news/14-new-plea-deals-in-works-in-las-vegas-area-hoa-fraud-case-146683355.html


Unit Owner gets judgement against the association for $3.87 MILLION.

Don't complain about you HOA or you might be arrested.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/mar/30/dont-question-your-hoa-or-you-might-get-arrested/ 



Las Vegas HOA corruption Attorney is found dead in Henderson, NV.  
http://www.lvrj.com/news/nancy-quon-found-dead-in-bathtub-143575356.html 


Las Vegas HOA corruption Attorney is found dead in California. 

There are two more suicides connected to HOA corruption in Las Vegas.

One more incompetent Board President -
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/feb/29/hoa-infighting-all-too-familiar-las-vegas-experien/
Prosecutor with ties to HOA fraud GONE.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/veteran-clark-county-prosecutor-fired-141212473.html?viewAllComments=y&c=y 

 Supreme Court considers SUPER PRIORITY LEAN 

Sun City Summerlin and Sun City Anthem IRS audit -LV-RJ

Democrat Copening won't seek re-election to state Senate seat


Dax Lee Louderman indicted on Construction defect scheme

HOA CORRUPTION STILL RUNS WILD in Nevada

Lawyer who plead guilty in HOA Construction Fraud Beaten on a Street - 

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS HOA SUED AGAIN OVER FORECLOSURE LIENS - 10/13/2011

SENATOR COPENING PROMOTION OF AN ARBITRATION TRAP by HUBBEL SMITH May 31, 2011 ... 254 was VETOED by the Governor 


JOHN L. SMITH -Prosecutors place another piece in construction defects puzzle

NINTH GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN CORRUPTION 11 10 2011-

EIGHTH GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN HOA CORRUPTION 10 25 2011-

SEVENTH GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN HOA CORRUPTION 10 21 2011 - 

SIXTH GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN HOA CORRUPTION  10 20 2011-

FIFTH GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN HOA CORRUPTION -    10/11/ 2011

http://www.lvrj.com/news/woman-is-fifth-to-plead-guilty-in-federal-hoa-probe-131537613.html?viewAllComments=y&c=y


Norm McCullough fight for justice at Sun City Anthem   -  October 25, 2009

http://www.lvrj.com/business/sun-city-anthem-resident-battles-hoa-65931272.html


Association Rules Lead to March - February 8, 2011

http://www.lvrj.com/business/association-rules-lead-to-homeowner-march-115546549.html



 The beginning of the FBI PROBE 2005. 

http://www.ccfj.net/HOANVHOAPROBE.html


    9/29/06 

 SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS HOA SUED OVER FORECLOSURE LIENS 

Investors sue over collection company fees.


    9/23/11

 FOURTH GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN HOA CORRUPTION

Fourth person pleads guilty in HOA fraud probe - News - ReviewJournal.com


    9/23/11

THIRD  GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN HOA CORRUPTION

Third person pleads guilty in HOA fraud probe - News - ReviewJournal.com 


    9/13/11

SECOND GUILTY PLEA DEAL IN HOA CORRUPTION CASE

Second defendant pleads guilty in HOA case - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

     9/6/11

 HOA FRAUD CASES MAY BE MERGED

HOA fraud cases may be merged - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

     9/4/11

GUILTY PLEA IN FEDERAL FRAUD CASE

Las Vegas businessman enters guilty plea in federal HOA fraud case - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

     8/30/11

SUN CITY ANTHEM VIOLATION OF CC&Rs CASE TOSSED BY CICC

2008 case tossed in Sun City Anthem HOA dispute - Business - ReviewJournal.com

 

     8/30/11

FEDERAL JUDGE ALLOWS SUIT TO PROCEED AGAINST NAS COLLECTIONS

Nevada HOA debt collection lawsuit will proceed - VEGAS INC

 

     7/27/11

ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST CICC CHAIRMAN BUCKLEY

Advocate for homeowners files ethics complaint - Business - ReviewJournal.com

 

     7/16/11

HOMEOWNER FILES SUIT AGAINST ALESSI & KOENIG COLLECTION COMPANY

Homeowner files class-action suit over HOA debt-collection practices - VEGAS INC

 

    6/20/11

US SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS NEVADA ETHICS SUPREME COURT CASE

Nevada justice's argument to protect ethics law vindicated - News - ReviewJournal.com

     6/18/11

PREMSRIRUTS WIN LEGAL BATTLE OVER COLLECTION COMPANY SLAPP SUIT

Nevada HOAs, collection agencies lose two court rulings - VEGAS INC

 

     6/17/11

ETHICS BILL DIES IN NEVADA LEGISLATURE

Ethics bills went nowhere in Carson City - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com

 

    6/17/11

US SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS NEVADA ETHICS LAW

High court upholds Nevada ethics law - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

    6/13/11

NAS HIT WITH LAW SUIT ALONG WITH 500 HOAs FOR VIOLATING LAWS

Class-action suit filed over HOA debt-collection practices - VEGAS INC

 

    6/13/11

SENATOR COPENINGS HOA COLLECTION BILL DIES IN LEGISLATURE

HOA fee issue fades away in final hour - Business - ReviewJournal.com

    6/11/11

SENATE BILL 402 ALLOWS COLLECTION FEES KILLED IN LAST MINUTES OF SESSION

With HOA collection bill dead, language revived in another bill - Monday, June 6, 2011 | 2:38 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun

 

     6/6/11

HOA LOBBYIST  WORK FOR & AGAINST ANTI HOMEOWNER BILLS

HOA lobby puts on the heat in Carson City - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com

      6/5/11

SENATOR COPENING’S HOA COLLECTION BILL STILL ALIVE

Bill to cap collection fees when HOA bills are past due stays alive - Sunday, June 5, 2011 | 5:07 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun

 

       6/5/11

500 HOAs HIT WITH SUIT OVER COLLECTION COMPANY FEES

500-plus Nevada HOAs hit with class-action complaint over collection fees - VEGAS INC

 

      5/26/11

DAVID STONE HIT WITH 4 FEDERAL LAW SUIT

HOA bill collector faces another federal suit over practices - VEGAS INC

5/18/11

 

 

 

 

ATTEMPT TO PLACE  HOAs UNDER OPEN MEETING LAW

Lawmakers hope to put HOAs under open meeting law - Monday, May 2, 2011 | 12:42 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun

 

     5/2/11

COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY COMMISSION CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Agency governing homeowners groups scrutinized - Business - ReviewJournal.com

 

     4/23/11

SCAM CITY DEBATE OVER DELINQUENT HOA DUES

Las Vegas Scam City

 

     4/16/11

BAD BEHAVIOR ALLEGED BY SENATOR COPENING

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/lawmakers-bad-behavior-119558519.html

 

     4/10/11

AUTHORITIES SEIZE PARADISE SPA HOA RECORDS ALLEGED EMBEZELMENT

Authorities take records in HOA raid - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

     4/7/11

SENATOR COPENING INTRODUCES 7 HOA BILLS  IN 2011 LEGISLATURE

Senator wrote HOA bills while working for HOA - Sunday, April 3, 2011 | 2:01 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun

 

     4/3/11

NAS HAS FORECLOSURE BLOCKED BY COURT

 Las Vegas judge blocks foreclosure by HOA collection agency - Friday, April 1, 2011 | 1:29 p.m. - VEGAS INC

 

 

     4/1/11

FEDERAL PROBE INTO HOA CORRUPTION BROADENS

Federal probe into valley HOAs broadens - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

     3/6/11

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS INVESTIGATED IN HOA PROBE

Federal prosecutors under investigation for alleged obstruction of justice in HOA probe – News – ReviewJournal.com « Amber Pr.

 

     3/2/11

SENATOR COPENING & DAVID STONE OWNER OF NAS ARE IN “LOCK STEP”

Bill would cap fees collectible in HOA cases - Business - ReviewJournal.com

 

     2/24/11

 DEMONSTRATION  FOR HOMEOWNER RIGHTS AT STATE OFFICE BUILDING

Association rules lead to homeowner march - Business - ReviewJournal.com

 

     2/7/11

JUDGE DISMISSES  RACKETEERING CHARGES IN HOA COLLECTION CASE

Complaint alleged excessive charges, racketeering in HOA case - Business - ReviewJournal.com

 

     8/21/10

HOAs POWERS GROW WITHOUT ANY OVERSIGHT

Home Owner Associations Growing In Power While With Little Oversight Or Transparency | FortBendNow.com

 

     8/4/10

HOMEOWNERS IN ASSOCIATIONS NEED PROTECTION

Seeking to protect homeowners - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com

 

    11/30/08

METRO COP INVESTIGATED IN HOA PROBE

Fraud investigation of Las Vegas police official might have legs - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

     11/20/08

ARBITRATION DECISION CHANGES HOA POWERS

Decision changes HOA powers - News - ReviewJournal.com

 

      7/13/07