Saturday, October 29, 2011

Las Vegas Woman Cops Plea For Role In Scheme To Hijack Control Of HOA To Dispense Financial Favors To Selected Attorneys, Contractors

From the U.S. Department of Justice:

  • A Las Vegas woman pleaded guilty [] for her role in a scheme to fraudulently gain control of condominium homeowners’ associations (HOA) in the Las Vegas area so that the HOAs would direct business to a certain law firm and construction company, announced [several federal and state law enforcement officials].

  • Angela Esparza, 24, pleaded guilty [...] to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Esparza is the fifth person to plead guilty in connection with the scheme to defraud HOAs in the Las Vegas area.

  • Esparza admitted that from approximately July 2006 until February 2009, she participated in a scheme to control various HOA boards of directors so that the HOA boards would award the handling of construction-related lawsuits and remedial construction contracts to a law firm and construction company designated by Esparza’s co-conspirators.

For the USDOJ press release, see Fifth Guilty Plea in Connection with Scheme to Fraudulently Control Condominium Homeowners' Associations.

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