Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ridgeway Lane Update: Timber!

Here we go again, same old ____ again, stealing all the revenue, who knows when we will be through, sound off!  Yet, yet, yet another lawsuit was filed in Rankin County Circuit Court against Ridgway & the Lanes.  The Timbers Homeowners Association accused Ridgway Lane, Papa Lane, and Baby Lane of embezzling over $90,000 from its accounts.

The lawsuit states:

Instead of utilizing the accounts as intended, however, Ridgway Lane and certain of its represnetantiveis transferred funds in excess of $90,000 from the Timbers-owned accounts to other accounts, including, but not limited to Ridgway Lane's own accounts and ultimate personal accounts of Ridgway Lane employees, owners, agents, and associates that were not the the Timbers-owned accounts maintained by Ridgway Lane.

Ten other  homeowners associations sued Ridgway and the Lanes (new moniker? Sounds like a group) since November 7, alleging they embezzled millions of dollars from accounts managed for the HOA's.  The list of alleged victims include homeowners associations from such prestigious neighborhoods as Bridgewater, the Barrington, and The Palisades.  Secretary of State records state that Richard Ridgway and David L. Lane are the owners of the company. The company website stated David L. Lane and David W. Lane are the respective President and Vice President of the company.

The various HOA's accuse Ridgway and the Lanes of stealing well over $1.823 million.  The Lanes are accused of embezzling from the following HOA's:

Bridgewater 2: $343,938
Bridgewater: Over 500,000
Dinsmor: $217,782
Barrington: Hundreds of thousands of dollars (An estimate of $200,000 will be used in the total as a minimum).
Bruenburg: $188,330
Oakhurst:  $168,000
Diplomat: $28,000
Palisades: $87,000
Eastbrooke: Over $500,000
Timbers: Over $90,000

The case is assigned to Judge John Emfinger.

Earlier Ridgway Lane posts
Lane responds.
Eastbrooke: Lanes stole over $500,000.  
Oakhurst sues Ridgway Lane 
Payroll company sues Ridgway lane 
Ridgeway Lane Update, TRO's Extended  (Lynch Mob Edition)
Bruenburg Sues Ridgway Lane 
St. Ives Escapes 
Add Stonebridge to Ridgway Lane List 
King Kenny Rulz, Bridgewaters get freeze.  
Lawsuit: Lane Confessed 
Dinsmor losses over $200,000 
On deck: Bruenberg 
Up next: The Barrington.  
Bridgewater goes for freeze, Bridgewater at Old Agency says RL embezzled over $340,000 
Palisades plundered.  
Dinsmor HOA discoveres "irregularitites."  
Bridgewater accuses HOA manager of embezzlement. 


Anonymous said...

Filing these lawsuits is throwing good money after bad.

Everybody's mad right now and they all want a pound of flesh.

A lawyer's dream client.

There won't be enough money recovered to make a trip to Tico's

Anonymous said...


Is correct and incorrect

The real money lies in Richards pockets

He is running fast

Also don’t forget there is actually insurance for this so the hoas who Have policies in place will recoup most of the monies.

And Ridgway Lane prob has some type of insurance though it prob won’t cover 2.5 mm in theft

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced there is a woman behind this-

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Jackson, but moved to TX about 30 years ago and stayed. Just found this blog two days ago.

From what I gather, the city is now basically divided into an uninhabitable third world hellhole and a sprawl of suburbs where lawyers and assorted con men try to rob the handful of folks who still have two nickels to rub together.

How far off is that assessment? Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

Attn 12:02 Are you telling me that the home owner associations which were run by Ridgway Lane had insurance? That is to say that the management (Lane) bought insurance against theft and then stole from the HOA,s and you want me to believe they will recover those funds?

Anonymous said...

This is either going to be a very interesting study in mass hallucination, OR this guy made off with a bunch of money.

Anonymous said...

I sold my townhouse at Timbers in February of 2018. I lived there 11 years, and I knew the Lane's were up to something but you couldn't put your finger on it, because the statements they gave us were all bogus. So the only way to figure it out is to actually examine the bank accounts. The sad thing is most of the Timbers neighborhood is made up of retired folks who trusted the Lane's way too much. The board just did whatever Lane and his group said. Very sad I hope they can recoup some money. By the way David Lane Sr. and Jr. and a lady named Donn Pennick ran things for all the HOA's. She had to know of the fraud. Very bad people.

Anonymous said...

Approximately how old is daddy Lane and son Lane, just curious.

Anonymous said...

12:41, pretty accurate. Scatter in a few pretentious doctor's wives, a smattering of piglets sucking off the state government teet, pretending to be "consultants", a smidge of crooked lawyers, a herd of hypocrites who'll sit in church each Sunday and nod their heads, and then act like they're in sodom and gonorrhea the rest of the week, and a gaggle of swingers and hotwives, and you'd be spot on.

Anonymous said...

Anybody have any idea where ~$2m went? Can't hide that type of money.

Anonymous said...

2:45, They spent half the money on gambling, alcohol, and wild women. The rest they wasted.

Anonymous said...

Lane Sr. bought a condo in Chicago and a place in Oxford.

Anonymous said...

Will the DA go after them? He has screwed up the Canton voter fraud prosecutions. I hear many more to indict, but he hasn’t. He has already let two elected officials walk. He had the opportunity to clean up Canton, but appears he has totally dropped the ball. Don’t be surprised if the Ridgway Lane folks walk.

Anonymous said...

Do the HOA board members get to walk?

TRUST Me - Would I Lie? said...

I'm reminded of a very well known and popular Trust Lawyer who practiced in Ridgeland for years. He traveled the state speaking to senior groups and had a Tuesday radio show, convincing seniors and others to join his 'trust empire'.

Made what must have been millions convincing retirees (and others) that his boiler plate trust product would allow them to escape probate and shield their holdings from things like Medicare.

Even promised everybody who signed up (paying thousands) that he would be there with free advice, counsel and assistance to negotiate the medicare pathway to a nursing home and he'd be there forevermore with free advice.

Turned out he got old, retired, sold the business to three other attorneys who balked on all his promises and wanted 4 to six thousand to give advice on negotiating medicare rules in order to get into a nursing home and divest holdings.

Those three are now two and are still in business in Ridgeland, screwing everybody (hundreds of clients; maybe thousands) out of nickles and dimes and thousands of dollars.

I don't reckon he (or they) stole; but, they sure mislead, misrepresented and made millions off the stupidity of others.

Anonymous said...

there is not a type of business entity in this country that receives less financial scrutiny than NON-PROFIT corporations. and all of these neighborhood associations are set-up as just that, nonprofit corporations. true, a management company stole all this money from these HOAs, but there are plenty of HOAs out there that are being managed by certain homeowners and those homeowners are knocking the bank accounts dead every 30 days because they know no-one is looking or demanding a yearly audit. fraudsters and flip-flam artists absolutely prey on any type of non-profits ,especially HOAs.

TRUST ME said...

Post at 6:58 I meant MedicAID not MediCARE. The labyrinth is tricky and takes three years or so, but the point is that promises were made but never kept.

Anonymous said...

"I grew up in Jackson, but moved to TX about 30 years ago and stayed. Just found this blog two days ago.

From what I gather, the city is now basically divided into an uninhabitable third world hellhole and a sprawl of suburbs where lawyers and assorted con men try to rob the handful of folks who still have two nickels to rub together.

How far off is that assessment? Thanks in advance."
December 10, 2019 at 12:41 PM

You summed-it-up really well - SCARY well. One might want to include among those robbers, though, the medical corporations and narcissistic/sociopathic/psychopathic physicians. Some of these are home-grown 'Big, Loud Church' types, who love playing the 'Big Man in Church', and big, showy 'Ole Miss Dad'/'Ole Miss Booster', while doing their best to get you hooked on opioids, and "advance" your health conditions to a point where they can start amputating your limbs, in order to pay for stadium sky boxes, and half-million-Dollar weddings for their daughters. Then, there are the ones whose origins are extremely alien - reflecting ethnoreligious affiliations which serve as justifications for fleecing and destroying the health of Mississippi's largely Protestant/Christian populace (in other words, one is considered by them to be 'Fair Game'). The very biggest of these for-profit medical concerns, mask their true nature via expensive media campaigns which imply that theirs is THE medical system preferred by Jesus. "You can trust us, because..."

Anonymous said...

Community Bank named again as the bank the HOA used.

Anonymous said...

2:35, I love that summation and I’m all in for the swinging and hot wives....I’m STILL trying to find that discreet entrance with a pineapple to the Barrington. Is that where the swing parties are since they moved them from Reunion? Just askin for a friend...

Anonymous said...

In response to TRUST ME: I would be very suspicious of any attorney who advised clients to divest assets in order to qualify for Medicaid. In my sometimes-humble opinion, that is at best shady, and may rise to the level of fraud.

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