Saturday, June 01, 2013

Port Orange man shot into homes after disagreement with HOA, police say |

Port Orange man shot into homes after disagreement with HOA, police say | Investigators learned a disagreement with the homeowners association prompted Lovejoy to shoot into two homes, one on April 17 and another May 19, police said.

Lovejoy was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of shooting into a building, police said. He is being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail with bail set at $30,000.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Barna Pleads Guilty Pleads Guilty May 30_13.pdf

From Marjorie Murray at the Center for California Homeowner Association Law comes yet another isolated instance of massive embezzlement in the community association industry:

"SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Chris Barna, 35, of Manteca, pleaded guilty today to one count of 
bank fraud for his role in embezzling more than $950,000 from his employer M & C Association 
Management Services Inc., United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant 
United States Attorneys S. Robert Tice-Raskin and Kevin Khasigian are prosecuting the case.
According to court documents, Barna was the controller for M & C, a company that provides 
community association management and developer services to numerous community 
associations in in Northern California. From April 2007 through May 2011, Barna 
misappropriated approximately 300 checks payable to M & C from third parties, 40 checks 
payable to third parties from M & C as well as two checks payable to the parent company of 
M & C. Barna forged the endorsements on the checks or wrote “deposit only.” He had the checks 
deposited into various bank accounts he controlled at Wells Fargo Bank. Barna then manipulated 
financial accounting records at M & C as part of an effort to conceal the fraud."