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Hammocks Community Association President Accused Of Diverting Over $100K For Personal Use (FL)

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced Thursday the arrest of Hammocks Community Association (HCA) President and former Treasurer Marglli Gallego after a three-year investigation revealed that she diverted over $100,000 for her personal use.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Trump commutes 40-year sentence of Clearwater Ponzi scheme operator (FL)

“I’m more disappointed for the investor victims and the dedicated public servants across the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice who put their hearts and souls into this prosecution and had the rug pulled out from under them,” said Bruce Barnes, a Safety Harbor attorney who filed a lawsuit in 2016 on behalf of the homeowners association of the Grand Venezia off U.S. 19 and Belleair Road, which is still levied assessments to pay off Clark’s debt.    Read the article………………………………. https://communit...

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Woman admits to spending thousands of HOA funds to pay her own bills, police say (FL)

A woman in Orange County is charged with grand theft after police said she took money from a Lake County homeowners’ association to pay her own bills.  Police said Joan-Marie Baskett was elected secretary of the Ranch Club Homeowner’s Association, which is based at Eagle Run in Groveland.     Read the article……………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Former Shady Oak Pines Homeowner Association President Arrested for Stealing $21,000 Over 3-Year Period (FL)

According to Titusville police spokesperson Amy Matthews, Rowen is suspected of stealing more than $21,000 from the Shady Oak Pines Homeowners Association over the span of three years, during which he was the association’s president.   Read the article………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Another community raises similar allegations of theft against former Turnberry Reserve property manager (FL)

9 Investigates uncovered similar allegations of theft from a different community against a former property manager now facing fraud charges.  Channel 9 investigative reporter Karla Ray has taken you every step of the way through the turmoil at Turnberry Reserve in Kissimmee that led to property manager Sherry Raposo being arrested for allegedly stealing HOA money to bail out her boyfriend when he was facing charges in North Carolina.   Read the article………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_ne...

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HOA president accused of using community funds to bail out boyfriend (FL)

An HOA president and manager used community funds to bail her boyfriend out of jail in North Carolina, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies said they arrested Sherry Maycumber Raposo, 42, on Thursday after financial crimes unit detectives discovered that she used money from the Turnberry Reserve HOA fund to post her boyfriend’s $25,000 bond.    Read the article……………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Former Turnberry Reserve property manager arrested on fraud-related charges (FL)

The former property manager of a troubled homeowners association was arrested for the second time on Thursday following a series of 9 Investigates reports.  Sherry Raposo was arrested earlier this year on charges related to running an unlicensed security firm and hiring her ex-cop-turned-felon boyfriend to patrol the Turnberry Reserve community.    Read the article…………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Mondrian South Beach unit owners sue condo association and companies tied to Russell Galbut, alleging securities fraud (FL)

A group of unit owners at the Mondrian South Beach sued the condo association and companies tied to developer Russell Galbut, alleging securities fraud.   Read the article…………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Ex-St. Pete condo property manager vacationed at Disney on company dime (FL)

A former property manager of Parkshore Plaza, a high-end condominium building in downtown St. Petersburg, was sentenced to two years in prison this week after authorities say she used company money to buy vacations to Disney, book personal flights to Maryland, pay for expensive trips to the salon and cover her home water bill.    Read the article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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