By Jan Bergemann

Published March 1, 2019


Actually, every honest director should support this bill. The only ones who have to fear this bill are the ones who are not “serving” the community, but abuse their elected office for personal gain.


I have said it many times: Every person robbing a bank here in Florida is a total idiot. He may get $20.000 or $30.000, but that’s it! Most banks don’t have much cash at their branches nowadays. And if you do, the FBI is after you and if you get caught you go to jail for a long time. Just get elected to a board and it’s easy to embezzle huge amounts of money, or to get “green” kickbacks from a contractor, because there is barely any oversight. Even if you get caught, you most likely will end up with a slap on the wrist. Remember the THE PARKER PLAZA SCAM?

Not one of the guilty guys went to jail!


This bill is supposed to make serious changes to the way criminals are treated in condominiums. The author of the bill obviously forgot about the fact that more than 2.5 million homeowners (also called the stepchildren of the Florida legislature) in HOAs (FS 720) are dealing with exactly the same problems as the condo owners


Let’s make it very clear: This bill targets the scumbags, the folks who use an elected office to enrich themselves at the expense of their neighbors, often elderly people who came to Florida to enjoy their retirement, not in order to be scammed by some scumbags!

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Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues for his own purposes. End of retirement!


CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.


The organization has two websites to inform interested Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website:

Educational Website:

We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all service providers surely have a different interest! We are trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking in Florida !

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