Embattled Attorney Nancy Quon Found Dead - 8 News NOW

Embattled Attorney Nancy Quon Found Dead

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- Nancy Quon, the embattled attorney involved in a far-reaching HOA scandal, was found dead Tuesday in the bathtub of her Henderson condo. 

Henderson Police were at Quon's condo at the District investigating her death. Officers say foul play was not involved. A family member of Quon's made the disturbing discovery around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police are investigating the sudden death as an apparent suicide.

Quon became embroiled in a scandal alleging several conspirators rigged homeowner's association boards and pushed construction defect lawsuits and contracts to their partners.

In 2010, Quon's home caught fire, and police believe she was involved in a suicide pact with her boyfriend, Ron Webb. Two weeks after the fire, Webb was arrested after making an undercover purchase of drugs to be used in an alleged attempt to take Quon's life.

According to the arrest report, he was recorded talking about how to use the drug GHB to kill Quon without leaving traces in her system -- presumably so her children could collect on her life insurance policy with Webb as the executor of her estate.

In an interview, Quon told 8 News NOW the fire was accidental and she did not want to kill herself. Investigators believe she plotted to kill herself twice. A psychiatric examination ordered by the state, however, says Quon was never suicidal.

"This is the home I raised my kids in," she told 8 News NOW in 2010. "I don't think that's the memory you want them to have of their childhood. Yeah, that's the home my mom burnt herself up in. A sane person would never do that, and the doctor said I'm sane."

The I-Team reports Quon was well aware an indictment in the HOA scandal was likely any day now.

Quon is not the only person tied to the HOA scandal to have died. In September of 2008, former Metro Lieutenant Chris Van Cleef committed suicide after his name surfaced in connection with the investigation.

A Henderson Police spokesman would not comment if Quon left a suicide note. The Clark County Coroner will ultimately determine the cause and manner of Quon's death.

Ten people have already pleaded guilty in the HOA investigation. U.S. attorneys are expected to unveil as many as 20 more indictments soon. Quon's death is unlikely to affect that investigation.

Earlier this month, a class action lawsuit was filed naming Quon as a defendant. The suit alleges Quon and others helped rig HOA boards to push construction defect contracts to their partners.

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