Article Courtesy of The Sun
By Sofia Santana
Published November 1, 2007
The former head of a
Hallandale Beach condo association who was charged earlier this year with
defrauding the association has agreed to pay $250,000 in restitution and
serve seven years' probation, his attorney said Wednesday.
Joseph D. Greenberg, 83, also forfeits ownership of his condo at Parker
Plaza Estates as part of a plea agreement announced in court Friday.
Greenberg was arrested in May, accused of scheming with three others to
siphon an estimated $1.4 million from the funds of the 520-unit Parker
Plaza Estates Condo Association.
Police said at the time
that the group got the money by inflating job estimates.
Scott Saul, Greenberg's attorney, said he pleaded guilty and accepted the
deal from prosecutors.
Although he must give the association ownership of his condo at Parker
Plaza, 2030 S. Ocean Blvd., Saul said, Greenberg may continue living in
the unit, which county property records show is valued at about $290,000.
The three others who were charged with organized fraud alongside Greenberg
are awaiting trial. They are Angel Ramos, 78; Robert Hittner, 59; and Ira
Ramos was a maintenance supervisor at the high-rise, Hittner was a
building manager and Silver was a Fort Lauderdale plumbing contractor who
had jobs at the building.