A man, a Citizen, a former Ranger is being harassed by a HOA (thats a fraudulent term, Ill explain why shortly) over him telling them they are apparently wasting money or commiting theft/waste, whatever.
Like such people often do, they are attacking him personally, especially using the "he owns a gun" thing.
I might stop and question this, except I know what deceit and fraud is behind the SCAM called a Homeowners ASSociation.
(The use of ASS-ociation should be clear to you)
I dont even question it because:
a.) Ive personally persecuted and prosecuted a corrupt mobile home park Manager and their management company, similar pissing match, I won, I humiliated them in open Court, their Attorney went away red faced with rage and I just laughed at them. The TAPE RECORDER was the key.
b .) I know a lady who is dealing with exactly the same problems in a neighborhood near me, unfortunately for the crooked HOA, she is a FORCE to be reckoned with , with extensive legal background and also an engineer, I believe. They pissed off the wrong woman there...She has extensive Government Contracts experience.
The reason for the HAHA, is that the proper thing to do is laugh at these HOAs/managers, lawyers etc. Both these instances have the HOA over a barrel and their attorneys know it.
Instead of talking about the circumstances around this video, which I dont know well enough, I want to show you what I do know about the rotten scam corporations called HOAs.
First off, theres a SHIT LOAD of money to be made in running all sorts of real estate scams, like the Realtor I caught here in Dry Cities lying through her teeth about the square footage of the house. I challenged her, she ran off and hid, I met with one of the Owners and proved to him that she was lying through her teeth, because he helped me measure the rooms.
The scam there is to falsely inflate the houses square footage, multiply it by $100 a square foot, so that with the inflated SF figure, the price of the old house is the same as the new house. Whats doubly fraudulent is that their so called 'square footage' was/ is MORE than the overall perimeter figure on record with the County.
The Manager held the dumb end of the tape measure and helped me prove his Realtor was lying about the square footage, the funny thing about it was that he didnt realize he was helping me do it at the time.
He thought I was measuring for furniture..
H ystericaly funny. I proved that the Realtor had lied through her teeth by stating the houses SF was 1840 some when it MEASURED at about 1250.
That may not seem like a lot, until you subtract 1840-1250 then multiply it by 100. Thats MONEY, and the thieving Realtor gets a percentage of it, so they have an incentive to lie about it.
Just happened they didnt get an idiot to try to scam that day, they got ME and regretted it.
The reason Im going a bit off topic is to get you to consider that kind of fraud, that amounts to tens of thousands of dollars, over selling thousands of houses. THAT adds up to REAL money.
Back to the HOA. Same thing, Greed. easy money to steal.
The dishonest salesmans favorite tool is to advertise something that benefits THEM in a way that makes you think they are looking out for YOUR best interest.
ANY one that says so is lying through their teeth, sometimes its just hard to catch them and prove it.
Unsuspecting House Buyer (think about the liar loan scandals) are forced or tricked into signing loan papers that include a HOA.
the HOA is sold on the false ideas that:
1.) the HOA is about the Homeowner
2. the HOA is somehow a benefit to the homeowner, usually leading off with the lie about the HOA increasing property values.
The values are fraudulently, artifically inflated anyway, even without the HOA, so its all smoke and mirrors.
That is done to dishonestly create a fake inflated property value. ThatsVERY important. That means theres some artificial, fake, non existant pile of money that the HOA can use as a basis to claim damages over- TO STEAL YOUR PROPERTY FROM YOU.
Back to the house sale and deed. The HOA represents the person or corporation that owned the parcel fo land the neighborhood was built on.
Not happy with making a bloody fortune on the land sale, they weasel up some dishonest lawyers to make money two more ways:
BOTH ways hinge on THEM, the HOA, which is really the land owner who sold the land, TO KEEP OWNERSHIP OF THE LAND AFTER SELLING IT.
Or to get it back..
1. By imposing HOA fees as a source of money, under the pretense it wil be used to maintain or improve the neighborhood. That presumes they still own it to be responsible to maintain it.
The scam there is that they still claim ownership of it AFTER they sold it to you.
2. By stealing the IMPROVED property back from you if you dont keep up to the phoney contract they FORCED you into, as a pressure that if you dont agree to the HOA, then you cant buy the house.
If/when they declare you in default of the HOA fees or some other idiocy like trying to say you cant FLY THE US FLAG, they use their scumball lawyers to attempt to take your property away.
its actually the BANKS behind this, else the first few HOAs that tried to seize your property, that the BANK had the paper on, would have taken the HOA and their lawyer and ground their asses into the dirt legally.
It hasnt happened, proving the banks are complicit.
Notice the clever trick here, the HOA claims that YOU have to pay to keep THEIR property up (the common areas, club house, trees, shrubs, streets)and if you dont, they seize YOUR HOUSE.
Clever fraud, isnt it>? They take on themselves the responsibility of the City or County to build, maintain and improve areas that are NOT Residents houses. This is a tax scam.
The HOA pretends that this is somehow to your benefit by flying the false flag of "property values will go down if we dont get this money"
That gives them standing to pretend to be the victim if you dont pay them. They proudly point to their Neighborhood (which you paid for) and claim that some fictitious loss of THEIR property value is grounds to take legal action against you over.
Except these slimeballs dont want to see the light of day in a COURT ROOM in front of a Judge. They HIDE behind these phoney HOAs and their shell corporations and play "well seize the Deed under the contract terms".
So, they make money three times,
1.)selling the land for an obsecene profit, stealing HOA fees and doing nothing in return (after all, its their money and their property, they arent harming themsevles by not doing maintenance, are they?)
2. Taking HOA fees
3. seizing the property that they sold- AND HERES THE KICKER:
THE IMPROVED PROPERTY WITH A HOUSE AND SIDEWALKS AND STREETS.
They sold a piece of bare land, they steal back the land, house and all improvements.
In other words, the game goes "They sold the lot for $10,000, YOU paid to put a $150,000 house on it and THEY WANT THE HOUSE."
Fraud upon fraud.
Where the scam falls apart on them is their sworn duty to keep the property up. their lie about the property values decreasing falls on THEIR heads if/when they refuse to do their job and take the money and run, because that idea of property values goes both ways.
If you dont keep your property up, the value will decrease. Thats you paying for your own property.
If THEY dont use HOA money to do so on YOUR common, Neighborhood property (your paying for it, its yours, right?) then their argument that you not paying them doing damage to value means that their taking the money and not doing anything ALSO decreases property values.
THEN they are caught in their own trap, and have a good laugh watching them try to chew their legal legs off trying to get out of the trap that THEY set. I did, it was big fun.
Unfortunately, too many Homeowners dont catch the scam and dont realise they are being taken to the cleaners.
(While Im thinking about it, do you want a sure fire way to be a Resident and stand holding ALL the cards? LIVE IN A TRAILER PARK.
Go read Mobile Home park law in your State. Ohio law protects such persons.. I should know)
To the video, notice the lawyer has absolutely no leg to stand on except to make vicious, false personal attacks. The way to fix this is for the Judge (or JP) to cite the lawyer for CONTEMPT for even daring to bring such a frivolous action.
Problem is, the Court too has a motive to keep the Status Quo going. It IS all about money.
The TOPIC is apparently evidence the HOA collected fees then kept the money, the topic is NOT whether MR Citizen, apparently a former Army Ranger and apparently a Citizen in good stading (I dont personally know him, but Ive been around the block a few times..) owns a firearm.
This false, lying hysteria about someone owning a gun plays on a game called "the accusation must be true because its so serious"
Ive seen it, someone tried to play it on me. It fails every time, because I keep my legal nose clean, and they can never actually get anything on ME.
And thats the key when taking on con artists of any sort:
1.) keep your end up and keep legally clean
2.) DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT and DOCUMENT some more
3.) tell EVERYONE, twice if theyll listen. The mistake that Whistle Blowers make is that they dont immediately publish it all so the party being blown on has nowhere to go but hide.
4. LAUGH AT THEM. Sure this is stressful, especially if its your first time (I had a first time) but YOU are holding the cards. Wear them out with it.
And back to the fraudulent nature of the phoney HOA.
The term Homewoners Association is a LIE.
The name pretends that it is some Association between or among HOMEOWNERS.
The Parties are INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS and the CORPORATION that is the HOA, NOT THE SEVERAL HOMEOWNERS.
Read the Deed or HOA documents, do you see anything about a nice arrangement of individual Homeowners having a nice time, getting together to make sure everyone has a nice place to live?
Not No but HELL NO.
This ASSocation is about the SHELL CORPORATION called the HOA, not about you, but the deceitful sales tactic is to make you think its to benefit you.
Whose pockets the fees are lining proves who its for.
My advice to this man, where the HOA doesnt want him at the meeting, is to turn it back on them.
Id check with a Real Estate lawyer first, but my thought is this- tell them
"OK, you dont want me at the meeting to expose your waste and potential fraud? OK, I wont be there.
THAT IS A STATEMENT BY THE HOA THAT MY PARTICIPATION IN, AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE HOA ARE NOW VOID.
THAT will scare the living shit out of them. Especially when you suggest the rest of the Neighborhood do the same.