BRIAN STARK - Stark Group Real Estate Radio Show - does NOT pay property taxes - GUS FRANGOS appeared on Stark's radio show

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Sat, 06/29/2013 - 20:24.

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3555  Fulton Road , Cleveland, Ohio
 
 

The Stark Group LIVE! Radio Show Seeks Real Estate Attorney Guests

 

Summary:  Attorney Guests Wanted for Weekly Real Estate Radio Show

Name: Brain Stark

Show Description: Open line talk format. We discuss real estate from every angle. We are info-tainment, NOT a dry statics show.Residential, commercial, finance, government issues, landlording, big development, housing issues, legal issues, foreclosure, mortgages, banking, from Fisherman’s Wharf to a small house in Detroit, we discuss it all.

Brian Stark   http://www.legalplayground.com/925-the-stark-group-live-radio-show-seeks-real-estate-attorney-guests.html

 

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Gus Frangos, President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, appeared on Stark Group LIVE Radio Show:

In September, Gus Frangos appeared on "Stark Group Live," a real estate talk show on WERE-AM Radio in Cleveland. The broadcast began with the basics: host Paul Stark asked Frangos whether 

he  "takes" or "gives" properties and Frangos explained the strategy of acquiring low-value properties and eliminating blight by either demolishing the houses or rehabbing them. "It's not just a matter of getting rid of what's bad," Frangos told Stark. "There's some strategy to it.

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I believe both Gus Frangos and Brian Stark are well aware of their strategy.

 

The above property located at 3555 Fulton Road in Cleveland, Ohio was previously owned by two LLC's connected to Brian Stark --  STARK GROUP LLC & STEPPING STONE PROPERTIES LLC.

 

Entity Number 1049300
Business Name THE STARK GROUP LLC
Filing Type DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Status Active
Original Filing Date 12/17/1998
Expiry Date  
Location: County: State:
Agent / Registrant Information
J. NORMAN STARK

526 SUPERIOR AVE NE #960 

CLEVELAND,OH 441141401

Effective Date: 12/17/1998

Contact Status: Active
Incorporator Information
J. NORMAN STARK

CAROLE DEE STARK

BRIAN D STARK

SHARON F. STARK

PAUL J. STARK

MARIE F. O'LEARY-STARK
Filings

 

 

 

 

Entity Number 1167319
Business Name STEPPING STONE PROPERTIES, LLC, AN OHIO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Filing Type DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Status Active
Original Filing Date 06/01/2000
Expiry Date  
Location: County: State:
Agent / Registrant Information
BRIAN STARK

15615 WATERLOO RD 

CLEVELAND,OH 441100000

Effective Date: 06/01/2000

Contact Status: Active
Incorporator Information
BRIAN STARK
Filing Type Date of Filing Document Number/Image
Filings
ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION/DOM. LIMITED LIABILITY CO 06/01/2000 200015900131

 

 

3555 Fulton Road was first purchased by Stark Group LLC on December 28, 2000:

 

 
Transfer Date: 28-DEC-00 AFN Number: 200012280786 Receipt: 30463A
Parcel Deed Type Vol / Page Sales Amt Convey. Fee Convey. No Multiple Sale / No. of Parcels
015-12-102 Warranty Deed 00000 / 0000 $72,500 $290 0 / 0
  
Grantee(s) Grantor(s)
 
Stark Group Llc
 
Alai Myrna D

 

 

On August 26, 2004, the property transferred from Stark Group LLC to Stepping Stone LLC - both LLCs are connected to Brian Stark:

 

 

Transfer Date: 26-AUG-04 AFN Number: Receipt:
Parcel Deed Type Vol / Page Sales Amt Convey. Fee Convey. No Multiple Sale / No. of Parcels
015-12-102 Quit Claim Deed Ex / $0 $0 0 / 1
  
Grantee(s) Grantor(s)
 
STEPPING STONE PROPERTIES LLC
 
Stark Group Llc

 

 

No property taxes were ever paid since the original December 28, 2000 transfer date and the delinquent balance was $35,608.34:

 

 

 
  CHARGES PAYMENTS BALANCE DUE  
TAX BALANCE SUMMARY: 35,608.34 0.00 35,608.34  
2010 (pay in 2011) CHARGE AND PAYMENT DETAIL Tax Information is up to the hour - tell me more.
TAXSET CHARGE TYPE CHARGES PAYMENTS BALANCE
Cleveland Prior year penalty - 2005 335.11 0.00 335.11
Prior year penalty - 2008 375.84 0.00 375.84
Prior year penalty - 2002 279.93 0.00 279.93
Prior year penalty - 2001 88.59 0.00 88.59
Prior year penalty - 2006 372.56 0.00 372.56
Prior year penalty - 2007 370.85 0.00 370.85
Prior year penalty - 2004 298.59 0.00 298.59
Prior year penalty - 2003 297.54 0.00 297.54
Prior year penalty - 2009 376.09 0.00 376.09
Prior year tax - 2002 1,806.02 0.00 1,806.02
Prior year tax - 2008 2,424.78 0.00 2,424.78
Prior year tax - 2001 885.90 0.00 885.90
Prior year tax - 2009 2,426.32 0.00 2,426.32
Prior year tax - 2005 2,161.94 0.00 2,161.94
Prior year interest - 2008 1,286.93 0.00 1,286.93
Prior year interest - 2003 102.35 0.00 102.35
Prior year interest - 2009 1,004.78 0.00 1,004.78
Prior year interest - 2005 318.22 0.00 318.22
Prior year tax - 2006 2,403.54 0.00 2,403.54
Prior year tax - 2004 1,926.30 0.00 1,926.30
Prior year tax - 2003 1,919.50 0.00 1,919.50
Prior year tax - 2007 2,392.54 0.00 2,392.54
Prior year interest - 2004 158.09 0.00 158.09
Prior year interest - 2002 22.74 0.00 22.74
Prior year interest - 2006 542.63 0.00 542.63
Prior year interest - 2007 981.33 0.00 981.33
Delq Interest - 2010 2,325.95 0.00 2,325.95
Prior year August interest - 2010 606.83 0.00 606.83
DELQ BALANCE 28,491.79 0.00 28,491.79
1st half penalty 121.43 0.00 121.43
1st half tax 1,214.26 0.00 1,214.26
1ST HALF BALANCE 1,335.69 0.00 1,335.69
2nd half penalty 255.00 0.00 255.00
2nd half tax 1,214.26 0.00 1,214.26
2ND HALF BALANCE 1,469.26 0.00 1,469.26
M221020A-Board Up Delq Interest - 2010 38.28 0.00 38.28
Prior year interest - 2007 9.19 0.00 9.19
Prior year interest - 2008 28.82 0.00 28.82
Prior year interest - 2009 19.35 0.00 19.35
Prior year Aug SPA fee int - 2010 0.11 0.00 0.11
Prior year tax - 2006 298.50 0.00 298.50
Prior year August interest - 2010 10.73 0.00 10.73
Prior year SPA fee penalty - 2006 0.47 0.00 0.47
Prior year SPA fee interest - 2009 0.19 0.00 0.19
Prior year SPA fee interest - 2007 0.09 0.00 0.09
Prior year SPA fee interest - 2008 0.29 0.00 0.29
Prior year SPA fee - 2006 2.98 0.00 2.98
Prior year penalty - 2006 46.28 0.00 46.28
DELQ BALANCE 455.28 0.00 455.28
C990007-Cuyahoga County (omitted tax) Prior year penalty - 2005 0.04 0.00 0.04
Prior year August interest - 2010 0.01 0.00 0.01
Prior year interest - 2008 0.03 0.00 0.03
Prior year tax - 2005 0.42 0.00 0.42
Prior year interest - 2006 0.01 0.00 0.01
Prior year interest - 2007 0.03 0.00 0.03
Prior year interest - 2009 0.02 0.00 0.02
DELQ BALANCE 0.56 0.00 0.56
M221020E-BOARD UP Prior year penalty - 2009 215.54 0.00 215.54
Delq Interest - 2010 178.53 0.00 178.53
Prior year SPA fee penalty - 2009 2.17 0.00 2.17
Prior year SPA fee - 2009 13.90 0.00 13.90
Prior year tax - 2009 1,390.50 0.00 1,390.50
DELQ BALANCE 1,800.64 0.00 1,800.64
M221020C-BOARDUP LIENS Prior year penalty - 2007 162.29 0.00 162.29
Prior year SPA fee - 2007 10.48 0.00 10.48
Prior year SPA fee interest - 2008 0.32 0.00 0.32
Prior year SPA fee interest - 2009 0.63 0.00 0.63
Prior year SPA fee penalty - 2007 1.61 0.00 1.61
Prior year August interest - 2010 34.78 0.00 34.78
Prior year Aug SPA fee int - 2010 0.35 0.00 0.35
Delq Interest - 2010 134.31 0.00 134.31
Prior year interest - 2008 32.25 0.00 32.25
Prior year interest - 2009 62.77 0.00 62.77
Prior year tax - 2007 1,047.00 0.00 1,047.00
DELQ BALANCE 1,486.79 0.00 1,486.79
M119348C-GRASS CUTTING Prior year penalty - 2008 65.47 0.00 65.47
Prior year SPA fee - 2008 4.22 0.00 4.22
Prior year SPA fee interest - 2009 0.08 0.00 0.08
Prior year SPA fee penalty - 2008 0.65 0.00 0.65
Prior year August interest - 2010 13.23 0.00 13.23
Prior year Aug SPA fee int - 2010 0.13 0.00 0.13
Delq Interest - 2010 54.12 0.00 54.12
Prior year interest - 2009 8.13 0.00 8.13
Prior year tax - 2008 422.30 0.00 422.30
DELQ BALANCE 568.33 0.00 568.33
TOTAL BALANCE 35,608.34 0.00 35,608.34

 

Property taxes simply overlooked for the connected Brian Stark for over 10 YEARS.

 

On April 18, 2011, the new Cuyahoga County Treasurer started cleaning up Jim Rokakis' mess and finally filed a Tax Foreclosure:

 

Case Number: CV-11-753398
Case Title: TREASURER OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO vs. STEPPING STONE PROPERTIES LLC, ET AL
Case Designation: TAX FORECLOSURE
Filing Date: 04/18/2011
Judge: ANNETTE G BUTLER
Magistrate PAUL LUCAS
Room: N/A
Next Action: N/A
File Location: DF-ROOM 45
Last Status: INACTIVE
Last Status Date: 02/16/2012
Last Disposition: DISP.OTHER
Last Disposition Date: 02/15/2012
Prayer Amount: $.00

 

 
TREASURER OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY OHIO
C/O JUSTICE CENTER 9TH FLOOR
1200 ONTARIO STREET
CLEVELAND, OH 44113-0000
ATTORNEY
ADAM D. JUTTE (0081671)
THE JUSTICE CENTER - COURT TOWER
1200 ONTARIO ST - 9TH FLOOR
CLEVELAND, OH 44113-0000
Ph: 216-443-7797
Answer Filed: N/A
DEFENDANT (1)
STEPPING STONE PROPERTIES LLC
% SECRETARY OF THE STATE OF OHIO
180 EAST BROAD STREET 15TH FLOOR
COLUMBUS, OH 43266-0000
DEFENDANT (2)
STARK GROUP LLC
% SECRETARY OF STATE OF OHIO
180 EAST BROAD STREET 15TH FLOOR
COLUMBUS, OH 43266-0000

 

The tax foreclosure process for this case does not follow the standard process for auctioning off property.

The normal and legal process for sheriff sale is to offer the property for auction.  If there are no bidders at the first sale, the sheriff will hold a second and final sheriff sale.

According to docket entries for this case, the first sheriff sale was scheduled for April 16, 2012 with a second sale date scheduled for April 30, 2012.

According to the docket entries dated 5/15/2012, it specifically states, " Returned 4/18/2012.  NO SALE   FORFEITED TO STATE"

The NO SALE FORFEITURE date is returned 4/18/12; however the second and final auction was not scheduled until April 30, 2012:

 

05/23/2012 N/A JE ORDER OF FORFEITURE..OSJ. NOTICE ISSUED
05/15/2012 N/A CS ORDER OF SALE Parcel Number: 015-12-102 ORDER OF SALE, WITH REPORT OF SALE ATTACHED, RETURNED 04/18/2012. "NO SALE" -FORFEITED TO STATE. NO SALE FORECLOSURE CLERK FEE - $5.00 LEGAL NEWS ABSTRACT $ 5.00 *****SHERIFF FEES***** NOTICE TO PRINTER 3.00 SERVICE & RETURN 9.00 POUNDAGE(*) 0.00 COST OF DEED PREPERATION 0.00 LEGAL NEWS 111.00 =======TOTAL OF FEES $123.00 .
05/15/2012 N/A CS LEGAL NEWS ABSTRACT $ 5.00
05/15/2012 N/A CS NO SALE FORECLOSURE CLERK FEE - $5.00
03/16/2012 N/A OS ON THIS DATE 03/16/2012 ORDER OF SALE ISSUED TO SHERIFF - OTHER LAND. THE ABOVE CAPTIONED CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR SHERIFF SALES ON 04/16/2012 AT 10:00 AM AT JUSTICE CENTER AUDITORIUM 1200 ONTARIO ST CLEVE OHIO 44113 IF THE PROPERTY IS NOT SOLD AT FIRST SALE A SECOND SALE AT THE SAME LOCATION IS SCHEDULED FOR 04/30/2012 AT 10:00 AM NOTICE ISSUED

 

This property in control of Brian Stark of Stark Group LIVE Real Estate Radio show was tax delinquent $ 35, 608.34.

 

On October 31, 2012, the property transferred to Larry Underwood for $745.   SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY FIVE DOLLARS

 

The $35,608.34 tax delinquency was wiped out and reduced to $0

This property never made it to the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

 

Transfer Date: 31-OCT-12 AFN Number: Receipt:
Parcel Deed Type Vol / Page Sales Amt Convey. Fee Convey. No Multiple Sale / No. of Parcels
015-12-102 Fiscal Officer Ex / $0 $0 0 / 1
  
Grantee(s) Grantor(s)
 
UNDERWOOD, LARRY
 
STATE OF OHIO (FORF) CASE # CV 753398

 

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This is not the only property tax foreclosure case filed against Stark Group LLC and Stepping Stone Properties LLC.
 
 
   
Type Last Name First Name M. Name Detail
R STARK GROUP LLC