NEVADA – Federal magistrate orders medical help for HOA defendant
Las Vegas – U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. on Tuesday ordered federal authorities to get outside medical treatment for a jailed key defendant in the homeowners association corruption case. Prosecutors regard Ricky Anderson, 50, an “enforcer” in the massive Las Vegas Valley HOA takeover scheme, as one of their big cooperating witnesses in an upcoming trial. His guilty plea was put off briefly in May after he showed signs of a heart attack.
Last week, his lawyer, Travis Shetler, said in court papers that Anderson was diagnosed with a serious kidney condition and stress-related mental health problems. Anderson’s claims of being a ranking kung fu grandmaster led the FBI to name the long-running investigation into the HOA scheme Operation GrandMaster. Read more: