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2 Lawyers Targeted in Nev. Homeowner Association Fraud Probe Are Found Dead Within a Week

Posted Mar 27, 2012 11:05 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Two Nevada lawyers who were targeted in a federal investigation of claimed widespread corruption among Las Vegas area homeowner associations have been found dead within a week of each other.

The body of David Amesbury, 57, who pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, was discovered on Sunday. He had been severely beaten in November and left on the side of a Henderson road. However, investigators said the incident had nothing to do with the criminal case against him, according to the Associated Press and KTNV.

Another attorney who was probed in the case, Nancy Quon, 51, was found dead on March 20 in the bathtub of her Henderson home.

KLAS says Amesbury's body was found at his brother's home near Sacramento, Calif. He had been hanged. Two other targets of the HOA probe committed suicide earlier, the article notes.

Foul play is not suspected in either Amesbury's or Quon's case, authorities said, although an investigation is continuing in both cases.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Elect Condo Board Members Favoring Construction Lawsuits"

ABAJournal.com: "Alleged Suicide Try Led to Arson Case Against Construction Lawyer Still Targeted in Fed’l HOA Probe"

ABAJournal.com: "Lawyer Who Took Plea in Las Vegas HOA Case Found Beaten, Is Hospitalized in Undisclosed Facility"

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