NEVADA – Former Republican official gets prison in HOA fraud case
Longtime political strategist Steve Wark was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison Monday for his role in the massive scheme to take over and defraud Las Vegas-area homeowners associations.
Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd George also ordered Wark to serve three years of supervised release after prison. He is to surrender to federal authorities on Aug. 10.
Wark, a former Nevada Republican Party chairman, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in August 2011.
He was the first in a long line of HOA targets to strike a deal to cooperate in the largest public corruption case ever brought by federal authorities in Southern Nevada. In all, 38 people pleaded guilty in the multimillion-dollar scheme, which involved as many as 11 HOAs between 2003 and 2009, according to federal prosecutors. Read more: