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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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