Convicted! 2 found guilty of HOA election fraud in PA

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Don’t mess with voter rights in Pennsylvania’s private communities. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin has sent a clear message. If you get caught tampering with ballots for homeowners association (HOA) elections, you will be arrested, indicted, and tried by jury. And with clear evidence, you will be convicted of crimes of conspiracy, identity theft, and more. The case of Wild Acres, Dingmans Ferry, PA – in the heart Continue ReadingConvicted! 2 found guilty of HOA election fraud in PA

Voting fraud and financial mismanagement: What’s the connection?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Kudos to Miami Herald journalists Enrique Flor and Brenda Medina, for their investigative reporting of condominium fraud and abuses in Florida. Finally, reputable media outlets are beginning to expose the truth about how Association Governed Residential Communities really operate. Today I want to highlight two of at least seven articles recently published in the Miami Herald. The first article reveals how a requirement to file notarized affidavits of election Continue ReadingVoting fraud and financial mismanagement: What’s the connection?

CO House Speaker removes Legislator opposing limitations on condo owners’ rights

Shared by Deborah Goonan Independent American Communities Blog Commentary: How to prevent a controversial construction defects bill from being blocked for the fourth year in a row? Eliminate 2 committee members, including the swing voter. Key Democrat at center of condo-defects fight is pulled from legislative ‘kill committee’ Oct 1, 2015, 5:25pm MDT Updated Oct 1, 2015, 5:31pm MDT Ed Sealover, Reporter, Denver Business Journal The Democratic Colorado legislator who was the swing vote on Continue ReadingCO House Speaker removes Legislator opposing limitations on condo owners’ rights

Key Player in HOA Scheme gets 30 months in federal prison (NV Review Journal)

Posted by Deborah Goonan Commentary: When “key players” in a massive fraud scheme – resulting in millions of dollars in losses – are ordered to serve 30 months in prison, and make restitution of a share of a mere $100,000, one has to wonder if sentences for fraud and theft in Homeowners’ Associations are tough enough to prevent similar crimes in the future. I’m guessing that an opportunist like McChesney, willing to organize a mass Continue ReadingKey Player in HOA Scheme gets 30 months in federal prison (NV Review Journal)