LaHood alleges misuse of HOA funds for pool - San Antonio Express-News
"More than $300,000 in homeowner association funds for a swimming pool that was never built are at the center of a criminal case filed against two men with ties to the city of Windcrest.
Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood said Robert Colunga and Tom Pittman were indicted by a grand jury in April on the first-degree felony charges. Although a civil lawsuit is pending in the project, LaHood said he believes a criminal case also is warranted against the two men, and possibly others, the case involving plans for a pool to be built in San Antonio’s Stone Oak area."
Texas is about as laissez-faire as any big state when it comes to regulating what goes on in HOAs. And these private associations have a lot of power over people there. Civil litigation alone doesn't get the job done. With $300K in losses, it isn't hard to see why criminal charges are being filed. The question is, how many other associations have similar problems that haven't come to light?