N.Y. AG obtains court order against attorney and condo developersNEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Friday he has obtained a court order against a Brooklyn attorney and his condominium developer clients to temporarily bar them from doing condo and securities-related work. The order prohibits attorney Harold Gruber and his clients, Shiraz Sanjana and Joseph Scarpinito, from doing the work while a court case is pending.
Embezzled HOA funds are repaid, but man still faces chargesEmbezzled HOA funds are repaid, but man still faces charges The former treasurer of the McEver Woods Homeowners Association in north Cobb is facing felony theft charges despite having repaid the almost $44,000 he is accused of stealing. Police say Jim Unites Goshay Jr.
Judge: Might be difficult for HOA scam victims to get restitutionA federal judge voiced sympathy Thursday for homeowners victimized in the sweeping scheme to defraud homeowners associations, but said it may be hard to get them restitution. “I sure wouldn’t hold my breath,” Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd George said during a rare hearing he called to address the restitution issue.
Federal prosecutors pursue restitution in corruption case involving HOAsFederal prosecutors say they are working hard to obtain restitution for victims in the investigation into corruption at Las Vegas Valley homeowners associations. Charles La Bella, the Justice Department lawyer spearheading the investigation, filed court papers Tuesday informing a federal judge of the government’s efforts.
The HOA scandalFour suicides, a single lawyer making more than $100 million, a man beaten severely, voter fraud, homeowner association manipulation, family companies left bankrupt, ripped-off homeowners and now dozens of federal indictments. These developments in Southern Nevada are collectively known as the “HOA scandal” – but, ironically, they have little to do with HOAs.