NEVADA – Disbarred Vegas lawyer linked to massive HOA scheme dies in federal custody
Las Vegas Review Journal: Disbarred Vegas lawyer linked to massive HOA scheme dies in federal custody
By Jeff German
October 15, 2015
A disbarred Las Vegas attorney convicted in the scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations has died in federal custody at a local hospice, one of his lawyers said Thursday.
The death of Barry Levinson on Wednesday night came as lawyers Brent Bryson and Cal Potter were preparing a civil rights lawsuit against authorities over his deteriorating health.
Levinson, 48, who had been suffering from heart problems, is the seventh player in the massive HOA scheme to die since 2008. He was among 42 defendants convicted in the long-running investigation regarded as the largest public corruption case in Southern Nevada.
The Clark County coroner’s office confirmed it had a case on Levinson, but said it could not provide information on his death.
Bryson said he believes Levinson did not receive proper medications while originally being held in August at the Clark County Detention Center and then the High Desert State Prison, about 40 miles northwest of Las Vegas, just south of Indian Springs. Read more: