Ah, the peaceful Poconos. As I recall, the old ads used to call it, “A place for lovers.” The ad executives could easily begin calling it, “A place for liars.” But who would guess the amount of rank corruption that gives a special kind of identity to that part of the country?
On the HOA front, two board members of the Wild Acres Community Association are currently charged with ballot tampering, forgery and a number of other crimes.
State Police were listening when the board members discussed mishandling 200 ballots to make sure the ‘correct’ board members were elected.
Yes, we can point to the Poconos and Monroe County, PA as hotbeds of corruption. Sadly, this kind of thing goes on everywhere. This coming October a roomful of prominent lawyers and businessmen will go on trial in Nevada for rigging board elections in a number of Homeowners Associations, and then stealing them blind. If you look closely, you’ll see this kind of corruption in every state that allows Homeowners Associations to exist. By my count that’s about 50, although a past Presidential candidate said there were 57.
In any event, when board members and board members’ wives are the only ones allowed to count the ballots in unaudited elections why wouldn’t you think the entire HOA system is profoundly corrupt?
In at least two states, federal and state police agencies are discovering that the homeowners really aren’t just crying “Wolf!”