Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nancy Quon - Dead At 51

As many of you undoubtedly imagined it would, the well-documented Nancy Quon story has a sad ending.  The LV Sun and LVRJ are both reporting that Quon was found dead earlier this afternoon in the bathtub of her Henderson condominium. 

The police apparently said they do not suspect foul play, but they would not discuss whether a suicide note was found.  The Clark County Coroner's Office probably won't have an official cause of death for six to eight weeks, until a toxicology report is completed.

As you might recall, Quon was the Las Vegas attorney being investigated by the FBI for allegedly rigging homeowner association elections, and she and her boyfriend - former Las Vegas Metro police officer William Ronald Webb Jr., were allegedly involved in a botched suicide/insurance fraud scheme in which Webb allegedly acquired drugs to help Quon stage what was to look like an accidental death and give her assets to her family (click here and here for previous related LVLB posts).  The charges from the alleged suicide/insurance fraud scheme were dismissed earlier this year; however, Quon was apparently just named in a class-action lawsuit filed over the homeowners association takeover scheme.

12 comments:

  1. I am sorry for Nancy's distress and don't know any of the salient facts of the investigation. I am astounded, however, by the number of commentators (commenters?) on the RJ story who are convinced she was murdered to shut her up. Clearly, this woman did not want to deal with the criminal and civil allegations made against her. I am all for a good conspiracy theory, but I don't see one here. My condolences to her family. I fear there will be a legal mess for them to deal with.

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  2. How sad for her children.

    She was not going to come clean; she could no longer make the kind of money she believed she needed to live; and did not want to go to prison. She apparently could not overcome her huge ego. In her mind, this was the only option. She apparently believed that getting honest and taking responsibility for what she had done was not an option. That's sad.

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  3. If you really feel sad for her children then why do you spend your time fueling the fire and trashing her name through your opinions? If you really felt sad for her children you would have compassion, keep your thoughts to yourself and move on with your life.

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  4. Well said 9:14. None of us will ever actually know what happened. Guilty or not, the woman was put through hell and assuming she did take her own life, it's not that difficult to see why anyone would find it too much to take.

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  5. @8:06- I am not convinced she was murdered but think there is at least enough smoke behind the windows to keep an open mind as to whether there may be fire. The people with whom she was dealing and "misfortune" of other persons alleged to be involved creates sufficient grounds to keep an open mind on the issues.

    While I certainly have my opinions of and interest in the nature and scope of events, the time for such idle gossip is not now. There is a person who is dead and who left behind family members, regardless of the circumstances.

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  6. To 10:13 - But what about the people who Nancy "put through hell" or who were "put through hell" as the result of things she did? Whatever happened to her (and at this point, that's not really all that important), this was a very talented woman driven by greed and immoral ambition who repeatedly put her own interests ahead of those of her employers, partners, business associates, and clients. Had she not acted that way during her life, her life may not have ended this way. In a sense, this is a cautionary tale.

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  7. Greed kills. I have seen a lot of attorneys who have all but given up the practice of law in their endless pursuit of money. What may have once been talented attorneys are now a bunch of schemers, driven insane to get more cash to pay for their cars, and homes, and lifestyles -- if their clients' best interests happen to match their's, then great -- otherwise, eff em, because that Bentley isn't going to pay for itself

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  8. Doug Crawford, Jeanne Winkler and now Lynn Shoen? The first 2 I could and would have guessed it from...but Lynn?

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/mar/22/court-wants-stiffer-penalty/

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  9. to 10:39

    ... or that Aston Martin...

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  10. Sadly, Nancy is not very sympathetic, even in death. That is a reflection on the way she lived and treated many other people.
    How many law firms did she resign from at 2:00 a.m. and then take numerous files (loot) in the middle of the night, like a burglar, resulting in litigation. The multiple times this happened makes it a lifestyle, not an exception or mistake. Sadly, she had many positive qualities, talent and possibilities but those got lost somewhere along the way.

    Condolences to the family.

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  11. I interviewed with Nancy a little over 5 years ago and thought she seemed so nice. I'm glad now she didn't hire me!

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  12. Well, it looks like it WAS a suicide. See http://www.lvrj.com/news/coroner-rules-nancy-quon-s-death-a-suicide-157874525.html

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