The Dallas developer of an upscale golfing community on the shores of Possum Kingdom Lake was cleared Friday of wrongdoing and won’t have to pay millions of dollars in damages to resort property owners who claimed they were harmed by a slew of alleged misdeeds spread over 20-plus years. Bill Hethcock of the DBJ has been following the saga.
Is Dallas-based developer Mike Ward a shrewd, hardworking businessman who has made a few mistakes? Or is he a power-hungry conman who used illegal transfers to steal millions of dollars over 20-plus years from the Property Owners Association at The Cliffs Resort?
With the help of a deep-pocketed backer, property owners are duking it out with the owner of the resort, who says he has been unfairly targeted.