guest blog by Deborah Goonan
After Bob Norman of Channel 10 news brought media attention to Board member misconduct at Georgian Court North Condo Association last fall, former president Ed Ryan entered a guilty plea on criminal charges of practicing community association management without a license.
The Judge sentenced Ryan to 3 months probation and 25 hours of community service. Ryan was also ordered to return his ‘borrowed’ car to the Association and resign from the Board. The judge did not order financial Restitution.
The Attorney General opened the case following an investigation by Local 10 News in September.
The media really can be an effective tool to help resolve problems for homeowners. The Association is now pursuing a civil lawsuit in an attempt to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars that Ryan paid himself over ten years.