Election fraud is widespread in homeowners associations across the country. Self-dealings by and between straw board members, management companies, construction companies and unscrupulous association lawyers are coming at devastating costs to homeowners. Many homeowners end up losing the value of their investments into their homes, as the result.
Condo/HOA election schemes are also adversely affecting U.S. taxpayers, by increasing the risk of foreclosures. Thereby, lowering property values and associated real estate and other applicable taxes in cities, municipalities, and states across the country.
"Forty people were arrested and at least three people killed themselves after federal investigators started bulldozing a construction company owner’s massive election-rigging schemeto defraud homeowners associations of millions of dollars and win an illegal fortune off of construction defect lawsuits and building repair contracts."
"The homeowners association is trying to convince a judge that the fraud ringleaders could not have embezzled millions without the gross malpractice committed by a law firm that was hired in 2006 to protect the integrity of the Vistana HOA board elections."
"Benzer and Quon started infiltrating the Vistana HOA board more than a decade ago using straw buyers, handpicking their cronies as board candidates and rigging the elections to eventually win three-person majority control of the five-member board."