HOA, condo, co-op Corruption, fraud, theft roundup (June 2017)

As summer heats up, so do nationwide investigations of financial crimes involving homeowners and condominium associations across the U.S.   By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Former HOA treasurer facing 8 counts of felony embezzlement (OK) POSTED 1:16 PM, MAY 31, 2017, BY SARAH STEWART, UPDATED AT 05:16PM, MAY 31, 2017 KFOR Newschannel 4 Former HOA treasurer charged with 8 counts of felony embezzlement OKLAHOMA CITY – As summer break begins at the Summit Continue ReadingHOA, condo, co-op Corruption, fraud, theft roundup (June 2017)

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 Legislation updates – March 2017 (CO and FL)

by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Colorado Construction Defects debate heats up, but is compromise possible? A new compromise bill has been introduced in the House, in the hopes that Colorado legislators can finally address the state’s highly controversial construction defect laws pertaining to common interest, association-governed communities. In past blogs, I have criticized the concept of requiring a membership vote on the decision of whether or not an Association should sue a developer in Continue ReadingHOA Legislation updates – March 2017 (CO and FL)

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)