Las Vegas HOA Sentences Handed Down

Well, well! The sentencing of the Las Vegas HOA scammers has begun. Readers of this blog know that that I predicted the vast majority of these dirtballs will spend no more than eighteen months in prison. That’s what most white collar crime leads to. Steal a million or a hundred million and our judicial system doesn’t have the guts to hand down sentences these people actually deserve. You can get more time behind bars abusing an animal than for ruining the lives of thousands of humans.

This federal judge has already told the thousands of victims of the Vegas swindling machine that they’ll probably never see their money again because it’s all gone. It seems to me these 41 crooks should stay in prison until each and every victimized homeowner gets ALL his money back. It’ll never happen.

Steve Wark is the first to be sentenced. He’s a well-known political strategist in Nevada. Incredibly, he only got 366 days in prison. Counting his time off for good behavior he’ll spend far less time behind bars than the 18 months I predicted.

Other sentences today:
15 months in prison.
21 months in prison.
21 months.
15 months.
3 months of home confinement.

For all the thousands of people who lost their homes and life savings to this mob: How do you feel now?

(link to Review Journal in Las Vegas)

Oh, and BTW, if you think I’m crazy about animal abuse being more serious than ruining thousands of human lives, try this link:

(man gets year in prison for killing dog)

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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.

4 thoughts on “Las Vegas HOA Sentences Handed Down

  1. Nila Ridings

    This is exactly why these HOA crimes continue! The punishment does not fit the crime. It’s meaningless.

  2. Deborah Goonan

    And when you look at how much taxpayer money has been spent to investigate and prosecute these crimes, you wonder, is that all there is?

  3. tom dee

    Well three months house confinement should be enough as long as every house member who lost one cent or more can have some quality time with the individual with no more than house confinement for anything that happens in the quality time. That I believe should be the punishment. It should be up to the other members to decide in quality time what they believe is the proper punishment. BTW the hoa did not become so powerful and politically connected with out special friends and now you know what special friends bought by the victims money can do for a determined thief.

  4. Deborah Goonan

    More sentencing: 4 months for one cooperating witness

    “Leventhal said Triana made amends by cooperating with the government for more than six years and has become a productive member of the community.

    Triana read a statement apologizing for her “careless” decisions that had a profound impact on homeowners and the community. “I have learned from my mistakes,” she said.”


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