Category Archives: Las Vegas HOA

Naked On The Roof In Vegas

guest blog by Nila Ridings

“What happens in Vegas stays…” Nope, not this time.  
When you’re naked, throwing roof tiles at the cops, and breaking out windows in the Desert Shores Homeowners Association your story ain’t stayin’ in Vegas.  No secrets kept secret on Secret Harbour Court this time.
It’s unknown if this guy just couldn’t take the pressure of living in the HOA any longer. Or, if he was planning to announce his candidacy for the HOA board in a flashy way.  But he grabbed a knife and scaled a wall to a roof top.
Who knows what set him off?  Maybe they fined him and put a lien on his house for wearing the wrong color underwear?  
Causing his neighbors and business partners in the non-profit HOA to remain in lock-down for five hours will probably get him the notorious “MOVE” screams at the May board meeting!
Looks like just another day of HOA insanity to me!

Are You Kidding Me? Nevada, Are You Nutz?!?!?!?

I would have made a rotten fiction writer. Just about the time I dreamed up the wildest possible plot, some actual news story would break that wrecked my work of fiction. And Ladies & Gents? It’s happened again and this one’s a whopper. But it’s all true.

This month, the U.S. Attorney is scheduled to go to trial in one of the biggest public corruption cases in history. Thirty crooks have already pleaded guilty. And they’ll be testifying against nine of their former friends in the HOA corruption case. Organized crime involving racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud, election fraud and about fifty other federal charges. There are even some hints about connections with a Mexican drug cartel! The bad guys are police officials, attorneys, politicians, a TV star, well-known public figures.

Say It Ain’t So, Joe!

The biggest corruption investigation in the history of Nevada, and one of the largest criminal investigations in the history of the U.S. Attorney’s Office is in danger of collapsing, with four years and millions of dollars of investigative efforts going down the tubes. The ultimate result will be the U.S. Government totally turning its eyes away from one of the biggest and most vicious frauds in American history.

A massive number of homeowners in the Las Vegas Valley have discovered the assets they thought they’d accumulated in their retirement homes were stolen…by lawyers, politicians, public officials, corrupt Homeowner Association officials.

And We All Give Thanks

By coincidence the celebration of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving begin in the same few hours this year. And I am thankful for all my friends in many faiths… and even those who are skeptics. But you can all have faith in this: I respect you and am thankful for all of you.

Ward Lucas

HOA Corruption In Las Vegas

As you read the Vegas Voice editorial linked below, please keep in mind the massive organized crime and racketeering indictments in Nevada. The Homeowners Association movement in this country is fundamentally corrupt. The basic HOA structure is flawed because it encourages embezzlement, extortion, bribery, and abuse of neighbors. It’s good to see a few public voices here and there expressing concern.

(click here for The Vegas Voice story)