KXAN INVESTIGATION, COMING UP. ((MUSIC))TONIGHT, A CONSUMER INVESTIGATION WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR MONTHS.DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS, DOZENS OF HOMEBUYERS IN THE WEST TRAVIS COUNTY SUBDIVISION SPANISH OAKS FIRST REACHED OUT TO KXAN FOR HELP.WITH A BANKRUPT BUILDER AND MISSING MONEY, THEIR DREAM HOMES WERE LEFT UNFINISHED.NOW, KXAN INVESTIGATOR “BRITTANY GLAS” IS FOLLOWING THE CASE PLAYING OUT IN COURT – AS TALK IS SWIRLING OF POSSIBLE CRIMINAL CHARGES IN THE FUTURE.JOEL LACKOVICH, SPANISH OAKS HOMEOWNER/CREDITOR: “IT FEELS LIKE THE JUSTICE PROCESS IS GOING ALONG AT A SNAIL’S PACE, IF IT’S EVEN MOVING.”DOZENS OF HOMEBUYERS IN THE AUSTIN AND DALLAS AREAS ARE CONVINCED… BELLA VITA CUSTOM HOMES MIS-SPENT THEIR MONEY… JUST TO BENEFIT THE COMPANY’S BOTTOM LINE.JOEL LACKOVICH: “THEY NEVER INTENDED ON FINISHING OUR HOME.”AND NOW, THE HOMEBUYERS WANT TO SEE CRIMINAL CHARGES.JENNIFER WILLIAMSON, DALLAS HOMEOWNER/CREDITOR: “THEY’RE REALLY CLOSE TO JUST GETTING AWAY WITH TAKING OUR MONEY. NOT BEING ABLE TO REPORT WHERE IT WENT.”COURT DOCUMENTS STATE FILED BY THE HOMEBUYERS’ ATTORNEYS ACCUSE C-E-O ANDY CLEM OF “KNOWINGLY AND FRAUDULENTLY (MAKING) FALSE REPRESENTATIONS…” “…IN AN ATTEMPT TO EVADE PAYING THE CREDITORS WHAT THEY ARE OWED.” THEY FURTHER CLAIM CLEM FAILED TO DISCLOSE HIS CLOSE FINANCIAL TIES TO NUMEROUS CONTRACTING COMPANIES WHICH DID BUSINESS WITH BELLA VITA. HOMEBUYERS ARGUE — CLEM CHOSE TO PAY COMPANIES BUT NOT OTHER SUBCONTRACTORS.WHEN WORKERS WALKED AWAY WITHOUT PAY, BUILDING STOPPED — AND BELLA VITA FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.ADAM NORTON, DALLAS HOMEOWNER/CREDIT OR: “THEIR EXCUSES OF PAYROLL AND RAIN DELAYS, AND THINGS LIKE THAT, IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.”CAMERAS WERE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AT THE FINAL BANKRUPTCY HEARING, BUT WE WERE THERE.THEY RESPONDED— ANDY CLEM, CEO, BELLA VITA CUSTOM HOMES, LLC: “WE HAD SYSTEMIC COST OVERRUN ISSUES THE LAST TWO YEARS. THE PRICES OF OUR MATERIALS AND LABOR WENT THROUGH THE ROOF, AND THAT KILLED US.”BRITTANY GLAS: “ANDY, BRITTANY GLAS WITH KXAN NEWS. ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS HOW YOU RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD.”CLEM’S ATTORNEY DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS. BRITTANY GLAS: “WILL THESE FAMILIES GET THEIR MONEY BACK AT ALL?”MARTIN THOMAS, LAWYER REPRESENTING MIKE & ANDY CLEM, AND BVCH: “THEY HAVE NO MONEY.” AS FOR THE HOMEBUYERS… JENNIFER WILLIAMSON: “AT SOME POINT, WE JUST HAVE TO HAVE FAITH THAT IT’S GONNA CATCH UP WITH THEM.”BRITTANY GLAS, K-X- A-N INVESTIGATES.ROBERT:ANDY CLEM TESTIFIED THAT HE IS NOW WORKING AS A CONTRACTOR FOR ID HOMES. THAT COMPANY HAS TAKEN ON SEVERAL OF THE FAILED BELLA VITA PROJECTS. MEANWHILE, RECORDS SAY THE LIST OF OTHER COMPANIES CLEM WAS CONNECTED