I-Team: More Search Warrants Served in HOA Probe

She might be a familiar face to the afternoon TV crowd. Nancy Quon hosts a homeowner TV show on the City of Las Vegas channel but in recent days the bright lights were on her office on Sahara.

The FBI confirms they were there searching for clues in the corruption investigation. Former HOA board members have come forward saying Quon and businessman Leon Benzer tried to take over their development.

Quon's weekly show talks about the challenges and benefits of property management. Quon has a long successful history in construction defect lawsuits. She filed four linked to the FBI/Metro probe.

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Cheryl Stockwell sat on the HOA board for Vistana Condos. The condo had some plumbing and structural problems, but she didn't like what she heard from Quon.

Stockwell says Quon touted her experience and winning record in court, "‘You need to go with me. You have so many defects here,'" and we did have defects, no doubt about it. But, they were so overblown at times."

Stockwell says she started worrying when new members were elected to the board and they wanted to change course. So Stockwell enlisted the help of other residents to start finding out what was going on.

"Wanda, Enid, Bill, myself, Rita and Bruce joined us later. Started investigating and digging and finding all these ties to Benzer," she said.

Benzer is Leon Benzer, the man behind Silver Lining Construction and also the man at the heart of the FBI probe.

Sources say Benzer and others would buy small stakes in homes and condos. Then they would get themselves elected to the board any way possible. Once they had power, they would trump up exaggerated defect claims and bring in Nancy Quon.

Stockwell says she would try to win cases and the cherry picked board members would funnel millions of dollars in work back to Benzer and Silver Lining Construction.

"Everything went to Leon Benzer. Everything. Property managers, lawyers," she said.

The FBI raid on Quon's office may provide needed proof for investigators trying to find how much money was involved and how the board members brought her into the fold.

Stockwell wonders how far the probe will go, "They have their whole group who helps them. It's just a big -- it's a big massive circle of fraud and deceit."

No one was at Quon's office today, except for a receptionist. Quon did return phone calls or email. No one was at her house in Rhodes Ranch, either.

The FBI won't confirm if she is a suspect, but the search and the attention are bringing a lot of people forward.

Email your comments to Investigative Reporter Jonathan Humbert


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