Boucher gets 30 days in jail for attacking Rand Paul in his HOA neighborhood

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   UPDATE: The New York Times and Fox News report that Rene Boucher was sentenced to 30 days in prison and one year of probation for the violent assault of his neighbor, Senator Rand Paul. Boucher was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service. Paul’s attorneys had asked for a 21-month prison sentence. Spokespersons for Paul say that there was no long-standing Continue ReadingBoucher gets 30 days in jail for attacking Rand Paul in his HOA neighborhood

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HOA rule enforcement often leads to financial pressure, threats to health

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities By now, it’s common knowledge that homeowners,’ condo, and cooperative associations can be very strict about enforcing their covenants. And some of the rules enacted by HOA boards are downright unreasonable and crazy. But enforcing onerous rules is more than a mere annoyance for many homeowners and residents. Allow me to illustrate by example. Veteran forced to sell home at a loss, because he dared to challenge the HOA’s Continue ReadingHOA rule enforcement often leads to financial pressure, threats to health

Court records: Rand Paul’s neighbor attacked him because of an ‘unsightly’ brush pile

Boucher says he took his complaint to the HOA, prior to ‘losing his temper’ By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Updated June 19, 2018 10:00 P.M.   Rene A. Boucher has been sentenced to 30 days in jail, following his guilty plea for assaulting and injuring a member of Congress. U.S. Prosecutor Bradley Shepard had recommended a prison sentence of 21 months. Boucher’s attorney, Matt Baker, had argued for probation. In his defense, Attorney Continue ReadingCourt records: Rand Paul’s neighbor attacked him because of an ‘unsightly’ brush pile

(CA) What was motive for Aladdin Drive condo murder-suicide?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Multiple news sources report a tragic murder-suicide at an upscale condominium complex on Aladdin Drive near Huntington Harbor Bay Club (CA). Several residents in the community say the man and woman involved in the incident have had an ongoing neighbor feud, perhaps over landscape preferences, according to one report by KABC. The Orange County Register identifies the man as Michael Busenburg, 78, and the woman as Realtor Liz Noriega, Continue Reading(CA) What was motive for Aladdin Drive condo murder-suicide?