A New Selling Point for the Central Park Homeowners Association

Kudos, once again, to Las Vegas reporter Darcy Spears. Her latest expose’, though, makes me want tear someone’s eyes out of their head.

Vegas is sort of the center-of-the-world for corruption among HOA boards. But the latest crimes are the ones committed against children. 10 year old Paul Busch has been banned by the Central Park Homeowners Association  from playing in any of the common areas for the next six months. His crime? A board member claims he saw Paul and a friend break a sprinkler head. There’s no proof of course, except the word of this board member. Well, I take that back, there was another witness who specifically said the boy didn’t do it.

Still, Paul’s mother was hit with several HOA fines.

The creepiest part of the story is that Paul’s mom grew up in Communist East Germany. She says the spying that went on there was at least a little more subtle.

Well Comrade Eva, welcome to HOA Amerika.



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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

1 thought on “A New Selling Point for the Central Park Homeowners Association

  1. Nila

    This HOA will be lucky if the only damage they find is a broken pipe. No proof this young boy did the damage and he’s banned from using the pool, playground and common areas? Ridiculous. It could have been broken by a lawnmower running over it. The board is provoking someone to do further damage!


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