HOA, Condo Fraud, Theft, and Corruption Roundup (April 2017)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   HOA defrauded of millions accuses law firm of facilitating scheme (NV) By Jenny Wilson, Las Vegas Review Journal Updated March 28, 2017 – 10:13 pm Forty people were arrested and at least three people killed themselves after federal investigators started bulldozing a construction company owner’s massive election-rigging scheme to defraud homeowners associations of millions of dollars and win an illegal fortune off of construction defect lawsuits and building Continue ReadingHOA, Condo Fraud, Theft, and Corruption Roundup (April 2017)

HOA, Condo Fraud, Theft, Embezzlement Roundup (Feb. 2017)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A collection of reports of corruption in common interest, association governed communities. Debt collector pleads guilty to defrauding Lee, Collier HOAs (FL) Published: February 1, 2017 5:38 PM EST WINK News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A man pleaded guilty to communications fraud for his role in debt collection scam that took at least $56,000 from three homeowners’ associations in Lee and Collier counties. Robert Dana Brown also owed more than $48,000 Continue ReadingHOA, Condo Fraud, Theft, Embezzlement Roundup (Feb. 2017)

HOA, Condo, Co-op Embezzlement, Fraud, & Theft Roundup (Jan 2017)

Shared by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A monthly roundup of corruption in common interest, association-governed communities Oro Valley homeowners lose thousands of dollars in rental scheme (AZ) Kevin Adger 12/27/2016 3:37 PM ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) – She was a person that 30 condo owners trusted to rent out their condo as a vacation rental. For a while things were good and the homeowners received their money, then something changed with Brenda Continue ReadingHOA, Condo, Co-op Embezzlement, Fraud, & Theft Roundup (Jan 2017)

Vail condo association settles EEOC complaints for more than $1M

by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   I’m posting this as an update to a 2015 blog,  EEOC files suit against Vail CO condo association, management company In 2015, EEOC filed a lawsuit against Vail Run Community Resort Association for discrimination and sexual harassment of Mexican employees. In February of 2016, the EEOC concluded that the Association and management company, Global Hospitality Resorts, Inc., also engaged in retaliation, firing female staff members, when the workers Continue ReadingVail condo association settles EEOC complaints for more than $1M