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Deceit, a disappointing legacy for Sun City Anthem
We are reminded by another blogger about the benefits to the community of persons in or who aspire to leadership positions who have attended Community Associations Institute (CAI) training seminars. While CAI training may be worthwhile to some, there is no evidence that such training has been of much benefit to Sun City Anthem. Sadly, the past has shown us that such training has not protected the community from wrongdoing or from ignorance or indifference by board members to wrongdoing that resulted in financial harm to others living in the community.
As we have witnessed, those who have challenged the status quo have been roundly defeated in recent elections by a clique whose ostensible purpose has been to promote unity. That so called unity label has come at a great cost for Sun City governance. The outcome of their efforts has been to protect the interests of those who prefer to be unaccountable for their wrongful actions, least they and the community they serve be embarrassed for their past and ongoing deeds.
While some are content in believing that Jack Troia and Roz Berman are above engaging in deceitful actions, the reality is far different. There is no disputing the fact that working together Jack and Roz, with the explicit or implicit consent of others, were deceitful in managing the financial outcome of monies owned to the reserve accounts of homeowners living in Villa Neighborhoods. While few seem to care, the deliberate falsification of financial data in support of that outcome was wrong and contrary to a number of Nevada statutes, listed below. Their continued efforts to cover up their wrongdoing are equally wrong. Yet the remaining board members, past and present, appear to stand in support or are unaware of such deceit. Yet these are the same folks who will ask for your continued support should they seek reelection.
What I find especially surprising and disturbing is the apparent willingness of someone like Jack Troia, with a stellar career in providing accounting, audit and financial management services to others, to participate in a scheme that resulted in the falsification of financial data for the purpose of determining the level of needed Neighborhood reserves. Why would he choose to end his exemplary career in retirement with actions that question the value of his legacy and contributions to the community? Is that the price one must pay for loyalty?
If Mr. Troia or others find my judgment wrong or unfair, they are welcome to correct my understanding of his record in this matter.
Ron Johnson, 7 January 2011
Following is a list of potential violations under Nevada statutes: NAC 116.400(8)(b); NAC 116.405(3); NAC 116.405(1); NRS 116.1113; NRS 116.3101(1); NRS 116.31152; and NAC 116.405(2).