|Costa Mesa, California -
The Law Offices of Philip A. Putman announced today that it is launching a RICO investigation into homeowner associations. RICO stands for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. Congress initially passed this legislation to combat the Mafia. However, subsequent case law has significantly expanded the use of the law.
Those found guilty of RICO violations are subject to treble damages.
Mr. Putman is asking homeowners who live in homeowner associations anywhere in the U.S. to forward any information to him which would show that lawyers, managers and other allied vendors have been engaged in such activities as shakedowns of peoples' homes and life savings.
In California several years ago, Melissa Colburn filed a RICO action against the law firm of Peters and Freedman. The latter reached a settlement with Ms. Colburn prior to trial, so the case never went to trial. As the settlement was confidential, no details are available.
All information will be held in the strictest confidence. Please fax, email or call with the information for this Homeowner Assocaition Investigations.
Fax information to (714)475-2870
Call (714)475-2824 to leave a message.
|Owner - Editor 18:54:58 05-10-06
| Is apathy really apathy? Or is it Terror?
|Fear of Foreclosure, Fear of Liens, Fear of Backlash & Reprisal?
After reading Eugene Mulero's article regarding Dawn Neighborhood Association & Lantana Ranch Association, this citizen turned to the public records for clues.
Dawn Neighborhood Association, actively practices Liening their Members, and Filing Foreclosure Actions. There are 2 specialized attorneys who prey on this community.
Eckmark & Eckmark, Diamond Contributors to CAI; It takes $10,000 per year, to be called a Diamond Contributor.
Charles E Maxwell; Maxwell & Morgan also Diamond Contributors, contributing $10,000 per year to CAI.
Please see attached County Records Summary for Dawn HOA.
Lantana Ranch, also actively practices Liening their Members, and has 2 Lis Pendings Actions (Foreclosures) filed just this year.
The Attorney of Record: Augustus Shaw, your very own "Ask the HOA Guy".
Please see attached County Records Summary for Lantana Ranch HOA.
What about the right of the people to feel secure in their persons & homes?
If you want "Community" then eliminate this constant Threat to citizen's livelihoods & homes.
As long as the "Hammer of Foreclosure" persists, and as long as Predatory Attorneys are permitted to run amok in these communities, members will continue to keep their heads low, to avoid becoming Casualties of War.
The True Myth of the HOA Quagmire, is that Members are apathetic.
This citizen submits, they are not apathetic at all, but live in constant fear of reprisal, liens & foreclosures.
|Owner - Editor 11:22:15 05-09-06
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