MISSISSIPPI – Ridgway Lane father, son put homes up for sale amid HOA embezzlement investigation
Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Ridgway Lane father, son put homes up for sale amid HOA embezzlement investigation
By Justin Victory
November 23, 2019
JACKSON — A father and son, accused in multiple homeowner association embezzlement lawsuits, transferred the deed of a home to a spouse and put two homes up for sale amid an escalating investigation into their finances. The attorneys for four homeowners associations on Friday said David L. Lane and his son, David W. Lane, violated a court order that prohibits them from transferring or selling any assets.
The Lanes and their company, Ridgway Lane & Associates, have been named in seven lawsuits, with the latest one filed on Friday, due to their alleged misappropriation of more than $1 million in homeowner funds. The Lanes were scheduled to appear in Rankin County Circuit Court Friday for a hearing before Judge John Emfinger. Both failed to appear. Mike Moulaff Jr., a lawyer representing David W. Lane, said the men were at a family funeral.
But the attorneys for the HOAs, Maison Hiedelberg, Chadwick Welch and Roy Liddell, said recent activity by the Lanes shows they’ve violated a temporary restraining order against them. Now, both the Lane’s homes are up for sale. Read more: https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2019/11/23/ridgway-lane-hoa-lawsuits-homes-sale-transfer-deed/4228332002/