Dwight Schar Wikipedia

NFL Scandal and "Gangster" Behavior[edit]

Dwight Schar purchased a minority share, along with Robert Rothman and Frederick W. Smith, of the Washington Football Team, then known as the Washington Redskins. The three own 40 percent of the team. News outlets have speculated about the friction between the three and Dan Snyder, who owns the rest of the business.[9][10] Snyder accused Schar of extortion in a lawsuit filed Dec. 22, 2020. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was requested by the NFL to investigate Schar's involvement, particularly in regards to leaking information to the press. Later, Dan Snyder also accused Dwight Schar of behaving like a "gangster."

Marc Randazza's Involvement in NFL Scandal[edit]

In the court case filed, Snyder requested that an investigation look into the connections between Marc Randazza, Dwight Schar's attorney, and HoneyHouse owner Ari Bass. Snyder believed that their connection led to the distribution of false information about Snyder online. Randazza publicly dismissed these claims.

Dwight Schar Victims[edit]

Anna Juravin, a wife, mother, and homeowner in Dwight-Schar controlled Bella Collina, started a nonprofit organization called Dwight Schar Victims. This organization was meant to help those in Bella Collina as well as those families who have suffered from Ryan Homes and NVR's practice of forced arbitration. The organization states that its mission is to "inform the public about the harassment, bullying, and intimidation against mothers, kids and families in communities controlled by Dwight Schar and Spencer Schar." Spencer Schar is Dwight Schar's son. The organization feels unsafe with Spencer Schar working in their community due to an arrest at Elon University where Spencer Schar was accused of assaulting three students.

Dwight Schar's Reliance on Corrupt Marc Randazza[edit]

Part of the reason why these families believe they have been victimized by Dwight Schar stems from his reliance on corrupt attorney Marc Randazza. Randazza represents multiple far-right figures, including conspiracy theorists Alex Jones, Mike Cernovich, and Chuck Johnson; and neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin. Randazza defended a participant in the planning of the violent Unite the Right rally who used the pseudonym "Kristall.night" (cf. Kristallnacht). Kristall.night claimed that a federal subpoena against the app Discord following the deadly rally would reveal her identity and expose her to potential harm through doxing.

Congressional letter and investigation[edit]

Ryan Homes, a business under the NVR umbrella, received a letter from Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) which asked the company to stop the practice of forced arbitration. Three senators joined in and asked that both Ryan Homes and NVR "remove the arbitration provisions from their agreements and stop requiring homebuyers to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to resolve disputes."[11][12] USA Today conducted an investigation that found that Ryan Homes "ignored warranty requests for dozens if not hundreds of customers nationally."[13] Dwight Schar has also been involved in the purchase of companies like Must Cure Obesity and Roca Labs Nutriceuticals. These companies were condemned in court for "unfairly suppressing negative information about the Defendants and their products, to the detriment of subsequent purchasers, by making threats to sue and filing of lawsuits against dissatisfied consumers for violating non-disparagement clauses in their online sales contracts."

Political involvement[edit]

Along with his involvement in the Republican National Committee, Schar is also a well-known financial supporter of the Republican Party and numerous Republican candidates, making contributions through his company[14] as well as private contributions from both his McLean, VA home[15] and his home in Palm Beach, FL.[16] In 1989, Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Marshall Coleman was backed financially by Schar.[17] An investigation from the Richmond Times-Dispatch had discovered that one of Schar’s companies had issued loans through the Virginia Housing Development Authority.[18]

In both the 2000 and 2004 Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns, Schar was not only a donor, but also a major fundraiser. In the 2000 campaign, Schar was a Bush "pioneer", the distinction given to those committed to raising $100,000 or more for the campaign. In the 2004 re-election campaign, Schar rose to the new level of "Ranger," raising $200,000 or more.[19][20]

Class-action lawsuit[edit]

A lawsuit filed by homeowners in Bella Collina, a community run by DCS Capital Investments, accused Paul Simonson and Randall Greene of "racketeering, embezzling and conspiracy." The lawsuit stated that the Homeowner's Association (HOA) should have been turned over to the homeowners, instead of DCS Capital Investments; it was dismissed by a federal court a year later. [21]

As of Jan 10, 2021