Documented Allegations - The Short Version
Income from mock elections – As shown from a number of documents, an organization obtained money from illegal activities and its members avoided federal income taxation by falsely attributing the income to a corporation. The amount is significant, more than $3,500,000 over a period of years. While doing so, they knew that they engaged in the identity theft of the corporation to obtain control of the entrance ways to its easement property (a lake).
They obtained such control by knowingly holding mock elections with persons (1) who were ineligible to use the lake under a deed restriction and (2) who were ineligible to participate in the elections under a limitation in the corporation's charter. The charter limits eligibility for membership to those persons who are Loch Lomond property owners as that term was understood in 1961 when it received the deed to the lake and 1957 when the LLPOA was incorporated. It also expressly limits voting eligibility to those Loch Lomond easement owners who not only choose to be members of the LLPOA, but also choose to pay annual dues before the annual election.
The elections were also mock elections in that they were held with persons who intended to unlawfully interfere with the corporation’s property right and obligation to easement owners to exclude outside lot owners with no right to use the lake. In addition, they were mock elections in that they have been held by persons with an intent to defraud the easement owners. The easement owners are third-party beneficiaries of the agreement between the actual LLPOA and the grantor of the easement property and they are owed an obligation by the LLPOA under the terms of the deed to not allow outside lot owners to use the lake on a regular basis.
Documented criminal activities – After those in the organization illegally took the identity of the corporate owner of the lake, they thereafter knowingly engaged in a number of criminal activities to obtain money.
Readily available information – Anyone can look at the Illinois and federal criminal statutes on the Internet to verify that certain actions are criminally prohibited. Anyone can also look at the public documents on file with the Lake County Recorder’s office and on file with the Illinois Secretary of State. They can also look at the copies of such documents on this web site, as well copies of documents created and distributed in the name of the LLPOA.
The documented criminal activities of the members of the organization includes
All this is documented. It’s also possible that an investigation could uncover facts to support criminal charges under the statute for battery (cf 720 ILCS 5/12-3). While the members of the organization have engaged in fraud to support their money collecting activities, they have invited parents to send their young children to swim and learn how to swim in the lake while not disclosing in a meaningful way the extent of the parasites and the extent of the plant-killing chemicals that they have put into the lake, including the quantities of copper sulfate which the EPA has finally orderedthem to cut back. An investigation could further show (1) the organization has been putting copper sulfate and other chemicals into the lake in large quantities to kill plant life contrary to the original covenants and the 1980 document signed to extend the covenants, (2) the lake has regularly had at least one type of parasite, and (3) children have repeatedly gotten ill from getting into the lake without having knowledge or receiving a warning of the dangerous condition of the lake.