Another Nevada Lawyer Bites The Big One

Gosh, I was another blogger who missed this story last month. But the total number of organized crime lawyers and contractors pleading guilty in the Nevada HOA racketeering trial now numbers 30. And those dirty 30 will be testifying against the 9. 

Don’t ever let a homeowner express doubt when you try to convince him or her that racketeering runs throughout the American HOA movement. The feds have nailed 39 crooks in this organized crime ring in Nevada. Believe me the true number in that state is actually in the thousands. And this web of HOA corruption infects and infests the rest of the states.

As I’ve said before, the Nevada trial is just a ‘show trial’. This federal investigation was undertaken for only one purpose: to demonstrate to all the state law enforcement agencies that they can do the same kind of investigations on a local basis. That would be a miracle… if it ever happens

(link to U.S. Justice Department’s press release)


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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.

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