HOA Scandal Trio Plead Guilty
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three more defendants have pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud charges in an ongoing prosecution of a group accused of steering Las Vegas-area condominium homeowner association business to favored businesses.
Maria Limon and brothers Jose Luis Alvarez and Rudolfo Alvarez-Rodriguez are among more than 30 people who have pleaded guilty in the scheme that prosecutors say was headed by former construction company boss Leon Benzer.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports each of the three agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors and pay restitution. Alvarez owes $184,200, Alvarez-Rodriguez $119,585 and Limon $24,000.
Their sentencings are scheduled Jan. 21.
Another defendant, Ricky Anderson, was due to plead guilty Friday.
That will leave Benzer and five co-defendants to stand trial in October on conspiracy and fraud charges.
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