Co-conspirator in Plymouth Hill condo scam pleads guilty - Colonial News - Montgomery News
A co-conspirator in the Plymouth Hill Condominium kickback scam pleaded guilty in court April 26 and has agreed to testify against his accomplices. Keith Brandolph, a salesperson with Siemens Fire Safety, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception and one count of engaging in criminal conspiracy after he admitted to helping the condo association manager swindle hundreds of thousands of dollars from owners within Plymouth Hill condominiums. Last year, the district attorney initially charged Vincent Lopez, the paid facility manager of the condo complex, and three others with cheating homeowners out of as much as $600,000 through various thinly veiled means of hiking association rates. Lopez and two others — Irving Betoff and Roosevelt Harris — are scheduled to plead guilty to unknown charges May 2. Patricia Paugh, assistant property manager of Plymouth Hill condos, who is charged with theft, criminal conspiracy and related offenses, is expected to plead guilty the following day.
Thanks to Rodney Gray for this link. There have been so many of these episodes that you would expect demands for government oversight of property management firms. This one is from Pennsylvania.