NEVADA – Mass of evidence in huge HOA scheme remains under wraps

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Mass of evidence in huge HOA scheme remains under wraps
One of the orders withholds information from the public about a secretive Justice Department investigation into alleged government leaks in the HOA case.

By Jeff German
December 17, 2015

A federal judge has refused to make public the mass of evidence in the long-running investigation into the scheme to take over and defraud homeowner associations.

In a 12-page order, U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. denied a June request by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to dissolve two protective orders keeping secret 6 million pages of documents, including 10,000 pages of FBI and other law enforcement reports.

One of the orders withholds information from the public about a secretive Justice Department investigation into alleged government leaks in the HOA case.

Former construction company boss Leon Benzer ran the HOA takeover scheme from 2003 to 2009, rigging HOA board elections in a bid to gain control of a dozen associations. The late construction defect lawyer Nancy Quon sued contractors on behalf of the boards, which in at least one case used settlement proceeds to pay Benzer’s company millions of dollars for repair work. Read more:

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/mass-evidence-huge-hoa-scheme-remains-under-wraps

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