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

Oakwood HOA faces lawsuit filed by parents of shooting victims

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities On May 27 (2018), according to local reports, four teens fired gunshots into the Clubhouse in the Oakwood subdivision in Lakeland, Tennessee, wounding three teenagers attending the party. A resident and member of Oakwood HOA says she rented the Clubhouse for a Sweet 16 birthday party for her goddaughter. Family members say they were chaperoning the party, and began turning people away shortly after 10 P.M. Witnesses say that four Continue ReadingOakwood HOA faces lawsuit filed by parents of shooting victims

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

Homeowner wrongfully blamed for HOA clubhouse shooting in Memphis

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   How would you feel if you rented your homeowners’ association clubhouse for a party, and you were blamed when some uninvited guests decided to shoot up the clubhouse after they were denied entry to the party? It happened to a woman who owns a home in Oakwood subdivision, in Lakeland, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis. According to recent reports, an unidentified homeowner rented the HOA’s clubhouse for a Continue ReadingHomeowner wrongfully blamed for HOA clubhouse shooting in Memphis