Con Artist Gus Frangos ( President of Cuyahoga County Land Bank) + Con Artist Safeguard Properties = ORGANIZED CRIME

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 19:46.

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The City of Cleveland has announced major plans for the Slavic Village area in Cleveland, Ohio.

The county land bank will team up with Safeguard Properties, Forest City Enterprises, Neighborhood Progress, and Slavic Village Development  to create Slavic Village Recovery LLC. 

According to the Plain Dealer, Neighborhood Progress and Slavic Village Development expect to sign an operating agreement this week with Forest City and Robert Klein, Safeguard's founder and chairman. The nonprofits each will own 10 percent of Slavic Village Recovery LLC, with the rest split between Forest City and Klein's RIK Enterprises LLC.
 

Slavic Village Recovery intends to acquire 50 vacant houses in the Slavic Village area - and could tackle HUNDREDS more- with the intention of acquiring the property for free and then renting or selling the property.

Klein believes lenders will give away those troubled houses, starting in Slavic Village, to get the burden off their books.

Klein's goal: Get a house for free or for very little money. Invest $40,000 to $50,000 in renovations, using Safeguard's national network of contractors to lower the cost. Then sell the house for $60,000, turning a small profit and providing affordable housing in a city neighborhood.   

 http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/03/forest_city_safeguard_properti.html

Slavic Village Recovery LLC will also work with the county's land bank to acquire some of the property that the land bank has hoarded for such an occasion.

Safeguard Properties should have no problem lowering the cost by using their own contractors since they don't like paying their contractors after the work was performed.  Safeguard Properties is well known across the country for ripping off their contractors after their work was completed.

I investigated Safeguard Properties for years and this company has received more complaints than any other company that I am aware of.  Contractors across the country have resorted to creating their own websites to complain and spread the word about Safeguard Properties con game:

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A few of the MANY websites can be found here http://www.ripoffreport.com/directory/safeguard-properties.aspx     here http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/safeguard-properties-c265331.html  and here  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anti-Safeguard-Properties/119559144758948

  If you google 'Safeguard Properties Complaints Lawsuits" you will find hundreds and hundreds of complaints and lawsuits.

Another major complaint regarding Safeguard Properties is with contractors entering occupied homes that are in the beginning stages of foreclosure.  Contractors are hired in an attempt to secure these properties and protect the mortgage holder's interest.

Property owners across the country come home to their still LEGALLY owned and occupied homes , only to find locks changed and personal items stolen.  No foreclosure was even granted in court. Some homeowners were completely wiped out by these thieves.  THOUSANDS of property owners have complained about this issue.

Safeguard has been working with the county land bank for years and has received tons of federal funds.  It is no surprise to read about the County Land Bank's willingness to give this company property that the county land bank has hoarded from other possible investors.  Again, another selective beneficiary of taxpayer property.

Meanwhile, Gus Frangos - President of the County Land Bank - has engaged in very suspicious activity regarding real estate in Cuyahoga County.  It is my opinion that Gus Frangos has engaged in MORTGAGE FRAUD.

Gus Frangos has purchased property in his own name, transferred the property into numerous self-created LLCs, received large sums of money via mortgages, failed to pay his property taxes, collected rent money, and then he failed to pay the mortgage.    I believe that Gus Frangos had no intention of ever paying the mortgage and hid the property behind the self-created LLC while collecting rent money.

Gus Frangos has  several foreclosure cases filed against him and his self-created LLCs.   One property tax foreclosure regarding property located at 1158 East 61st Street and owned by Gus Frangos' self-created LLC ( 1158 East 61 LLC) was recently foreclosed upon and will soon go to sheriff foreclosure sale.

It is interesting to note that the mortgage in the amount of $175,000 (documented below) was never released by National City Bank.  I searched high and low to find the mortgage release relative to this property and came up empty handed.  National City Bank was also served a copy of the foreclosure decision- which backs up my research since National City was served court documents- meaning they have an interest in this property- the loan was NOT repaid:

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Despite collecting rental income for years, the  large loan and delinquent property taxes in the amount of $17,220.24 were never paid.

However, the collection of rent money continued.  And if the renters failed to timely pay their rent, there were consequences.  Numerous evictions were filed relative to this property:

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Ladon Ruffin was named as an agent for Gus Frangos' self-created LLCs.  Ruffin swore under oath- under the pains and penalties of PERJURY- that Gus Frangos hired him to collect and hand over rent money for several rent generating LLC properties:

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This property is NOT worth $175,000 ( the loan amount) and never was:

 

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 According to county records, 1158 East 61 owes $17,220.24 in delinquent property taxes.  

NO tax lien was ever sold to a predatory tax collector- despite those in charge of selling out others for delinquent property taxes were selectively nickle and diming others- who owed much less money.  The County Treasurer's office - were Gus Frangos was previously employed -was in charge of selling out folks to predatory tax collectors and taking the property of other delinquent property tax payers via tax lien sales.  The county treasurer's office was able to pick and choose which property owner to sell to the predators:

Tax Lien Certificate Sales

Introduction
Ohio Revised code sections 5721.30 to 5721.43 permits the Cuyahoga County Treasurer to sell tax lien certificates on parcels that have delinquent taxes.

 The Treasurer’s Office has full discretion to select and remove certified delinquent parcels from the Tax Certificate Sale. 

The Treasurer’s Office is the statutory administrator of the Tax Lien Certificate Program and will receive all forms of redemption payments and will generate all statutory and pertinent correspondence.  http://treasurer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/tax-lien-certificate.aspx

They overlooked this one and several other of Gus Frangos' self-created LLCs:

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And GUS FRANGOS is the person who created legislation for the tax lien sales- of all the nerve:

Gus Frangos was the primary drafter of Ohio’s House Bill 294 and S.B. 353 establishing enhanced-capacity County Land Banks, and expedited administrative tax foreclosure policy.

In September 2004, Mr. Frangos was retained by the Cuyahoga County Treasurer to craft legislation to help expedite the tax foreclosure process, specifically on vacant and abandoned properties.

http://cuyahogalandbank.org/staffBoard.php#frangos

Gus Frangos

County and city officials, and others have ignored  my complaint made in August 2012 regarding Gus Frangos and his highly suspicious property transactions. They can not say  they were not warned when I take my complaint further down the road.

It is a major conflict of interest to have the PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTY LANDBANK engaging in such activity that has resulted in unpaid delinquent property taxes and foreclosures. 

And giving property to Safeguard Properties is another scam- at taxpayer's expense.

 READ more on Gus Frangos and his con game here http://realneo.us/content/gus-frangos-president-cuyahoga-county-land-bank-con-artist-jesus

 Connecting dots and tons of LLC's, and then finding this TEN MILLION DOLLAR dot is just a bit concerning:

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I need HELP

If you have read this blog and agree that something is really wrong with Gus Frangos and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, and you are sick and tired of the continued corruption and con games played in this area, please help me spread the word.

I am spending countless hours researching these thieves to the point of seeing con artist, LLCs, parcel numbers and addresses in my sleep.

My time is limited and I need assistance with passing this information on to elected officials, media that will never touch this story, FBI, HUD, city and council members, IRS, bar association- unethical behavior as an attorney, mortgage fraud tasc force, etc...

I have contacted numerous people myself, but I need help with others passing this information along as well.  FLOOD their offices with complaints.

PLEASE do your part and pass this information along to others. 

If you are able to help pass the word, please keep a log of who, what, where and when as this information will be needed when I call the FBI again to request a meeting and when I travel to Washington DC and refuse to leave until this issue is addressed.

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computer hacker?

 Jeff, I can't post here.

I just spent an hour uploading information and it came out scrabbled twice.

All of the photos and words are all messed up in the blog, but they are not this way when I hit submit??

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Caught1 - scrambled post can mean hidden code

 Hello Caught1, 

Nothing has changed on Realneo back end....perhaps, if you have cuts of content from other urls, that there is conflicting code coming over into the Realneo Drupal software.   That is usually the reason for spastic response when you hit submit.

One way to strip out foreign code is to paste content into Word, and remove all hidden code.  Then take the Word doc and put it into Realneo.  

What ever you have done in the past also clearly works.  

Hope this helps.

Jeff for Admin

Lets try it again,,,, Example #1 of Gus Frango's conflict

Keep in mind that Gus Frangos is the President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.  He is in charge of taxpayer's property, yet he can not even manage his own property- hidden behind numerous LLCs.

Frangos is in charge of saving us from the foreclosure crisis.  Frangos has also introduced and passed legislation to speed up the foreclosure process for delinquent property taxes, and he was actively involved in the sale of delinquent property tax liens to predatory tax collectors.

The following is Example #1 of a series:

 

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Gus Frangos purchased the above property located at 6311 St Clair Avenue.

 

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 Gus Frangos transferred the deed into his name.

 

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Gus Frangos incorporates 6311 St Clair LLC and names Ladon Ruffin as his agent.

 

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 Gus FRangos transfers the property from his name to the self-created LLC- 6311 St Clair LLC

 

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Gus Frangos signs a mortgage loan for $98,231.00 and agrees to be 'individually responsible' for repayment of the loan given to 6311 St Clair LLC.

 

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Gus Frangos hired agent, Ladon Ruffin, is responsible for collecting and handing over rental income for 6311 St Clair and several other Gus FRangos' self-created LLCs.  This property has four rental units and generates a minimum of $1400 per month in rental income.

 

 

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Despite collecting rental income for the several rental units at 6311 St Clair, Gus Frangos failed to timely pay his property taxes and is delinquent for years.  Despite the years of delinquency, this property was never sold out to predatory tax collectors via the delinquent property tax lien sale - while other property owners that owed considerably less in delinquent property taxes were sold out repeatedly.  Some of the other less connected property owners only owed a few hundred dollars in delinquent property taxes prior to being sold out to the predators.

 As a matter of fact, the Cuyahoga County Treasurer's office once filed a delinquent property tax foreclosure against a mentally ill man- working in connection with others in an attempt to steal Frank Giglio's property.

Frank Giglio owed $182.50 in delinquent property taxes at the time- less than the $500 minimum necessary to file a property tax foreclosure, yet they  filed the case anyway.  After much public outcry, my threat to put my foot up their corrupt asses, and the assistance of one of the only real reporters in this area- Mike Gill from Scene Magazine, the case was eventually dismissed.

 

 

 

 

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Despite collecting rent from the several units, Gus FRangos failed to repay the mortgage loan relative to 6311 St Clair and the lender files a civil case naming 6311 St Clair and it's hired agent, Ladon Ruffin.

 

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A judgment 'by confession' was obtained in this civil case for $87,612.31 relative to defendant 6311 St Clair LLC and it's agent Ladon Ruffin.

 

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The lender realizes that a judgment against 6311 St Clair LLC and it's hired agent Ladon Ruffin is worthless.  The lender files a lawsuit naming Gus Frangos - who agreed to be 'individually responsible' for the loan.

 

 

 

The lender and Gus Frangos reach an agreement - details unknown - and the lender files to dismiss the case against Gus Frangos.

The judgment remains against 6311 St Clair LLC.   The delinquent property taxes have not been paid.

 The property is presently for sale for $69,000- considerably less than the $87,612.31 judgment against this property and the $6875.22 delinquent property taxes owedhttp://rss.russellrealty.com/p/259/3262329

 

 

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Cuyahoga County Land Bank - Call the National Guard

 FIGHTING OVER COUNTY TAX PAYER'S PROPERTY.  Making deals with out of state investors in a coffee shop.

Northwest Mechanical received three properties from the county land bank and two properties from Kamms Corners Development.

Northwest Mechanical also filed a mechanics lien against Two Aces LLC- another top recipient of county land bank property.  http://realneo.us/content/gus-frangos-president-cuyahoga-county-land-bank-con-artist-jesus#comment-33894

The writer of this blog also mentions Jason Brooks- who is the agent for Two Aces LLC.

 

"On 02/07/12 – Without my knowledge and in breach of contract,18801 Rockland Ave.was transferred TWICE, first from the Land Bank to Northwest Mechanical.  Public records indicate that two hours later the property is sold by Northwest Mechanical to Joeseph Rose for $64,400.00 via Quit Claim Deed, without a participating title agency or Purchase Contact of record.  The gross profit is $64,400 – $10,731.55 = $53,668.45."

Con Artist GUS FRANGOS is a screw job and needs to go.

The following statement has been recorded with the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office relative to both properties sold by the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

 



NW Mechanical Screw Job

My Experience With Jeremy Ennis and North West Mechanical in Cleveland OH Ripping Me Off.

 



My Experience With Jeremy Ennis and Northwest Mechanical

Synopsis of Facts:  Jeramy Ennis of Northwest Mechanical, Inc. Cleveland Ohio has breached his contract with SARTRE, LLC (CA) which entitles SARTRE, LLC 88% ownership of two properties located at 18801 Rockland Ave. Cleveland, OH and 4487 W. 149th Cleveland, OH.  These homes originated from the Deed in Escrow program at the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.  Breaching contract, Mr. Ennis has sold 18801 Rockland Ave., keeping SARTRE’s capital investment and profits due SARTRE.  Mr. Ennis has currently stated his intentions NOT to transfer 4487 W. 149th  into the entity Neighborhood Action Partnership, as the contract requires, now placing ALL of SARTRE’s investment principal and profits due SARTRE at risk.  ANY Buyer considering the purchase of either property should immediately contact Peter L. Brady, Manager of SARTRE, LLC at 949-829-5674, read the facts below including a copy of “The Agreement” and verify the facts by viewing the documentation available to the public online at www.northwestmechanicalscrewjob.com

Chronology of Facts:

10/18/11 – Jeramy Ennis, Jason Brooks and I (Peter L. Brady) meet with Angela Whitaker and Ian Ahern in the Cuyahoga County Land Bank office for the purpose of purchasing property. At the meeting, Jeramy Ennis authorizes a Deed in Escrow contract on two properties 18801 Rockland Ave.Cleveland, OHand 4487 W. 149thCleveland,OH.  Jeramy states to Ms. Whitacker that the two $5000 deposits will be wired from him the next day.

10/19/11 – Jeramy Ennis contacts Ms. Whitaker informing her of a delay in funds transfer.

10/19/11 – Jeramy Ennis and Theodore Ennis of Northwest Mechanical, Inc and Peter Brady representing SARTRE, LLC (CA) enter into a verbal agreement in a coffee shop.

10/21/11 – $1,442 received to  Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC from Northwest Mechanical, Inc per agreement.

10/21/11 – On behalf of SARTRE, LLC, and Name of Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH,  Peter Brady transfers two $5,000 deposits to Thoroughbred Title Agency for the purchase of 18801 Rockland Ave.Cleveland, OHand 4487 W. 149thCleveland,OH.  These wires are acknowledged by Annette R. Rodriguez and Escrow officer Lynn Wolski of Thoroughbred Title Agency.  Angela Whitaker, Ian Ahern, Jason Brooks and Jeramy Ennis are all cc’d on correspondence.

11/02/11 – Jeramy Ennis faxes to SARTRE, LLC (CA) a ratified and notarized copy of “The Agreement” stating SARTRE, LLC (CA) owns 88% of each home and that when the Deed is transferred from its owner it is to be vested in the Name of Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH and the homes will be jointly owned.

10/21-12/16/11 – Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH invests and additional $7,802.89 in materials through direct payments to vendors. Lowes and on 11/17/11 a wire for $4,372.52 to Northwest Mechanical, Inc. for reimbursements of material costs.  Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH also incurs another $232.77 in insurance expense.

11/17/11 /1/24/11 – Attempts to contact Mr. Ennis are without response or reply.  Jason Brooks provides status onRocklandrenovation as a courtesy.  He never investested.

12/22/11 – Lynn Wolski acknowledges receipt of “The Agreement as the renovation of18801 Rockland Ave.is nearly complete

1/24/12 – Mr. Ennis sends an email to me stating that, “So at this time to all people involved Northwest Mechancial Inc will resusme responsibility for 18801 rocklandave, and 4487 w149th street in clevelandohio. Pete lynn has been instructed to return you wires of 5000.00 for each house, total of 10,000 us dollars back to as soon she can . which should be thursday jan 26, 2012. the addition monies owed to you will come from me.”

1/25/12 – I send an email to ALL Land Bank and Escrow parties stating that SARTRE, LLC has not released Northwest Mechanical from our agreement.

1/25/12 – I receive and email from Escrow Officer Lynn Wolski stating, “I spoke with Jeramy and he was going to get the agreement released and we are just going to put title in to the original company name. Once he bring me funds I will release the $5000.00 on the property. That is on both Properties once funds are replace I will release the funds I have. SO we are going back to the original contract with no agreements.”

1/25/12 – I receive a reply from Greggory A. Anglewicz. the Attorney at Thoroughbred Title stating, “TTA has a contractual obligation with Landbank and Northwest to close this transaction upon completion of the terms dictated in their contract.”

1/26/12 – At a distinct contractual disadvantage with and having no legal way to prevent a sale of 18801 Rockland Ave. AND Mr. Ennis’ intentions of breaching contract clear, I send an email including all accounting of funds to Mr. Ennis stating that, “My investment capita and time are not free,” and that I will concede to a “principal plus interest at 10% per annum” resolution.

1/27/12 – Mr. Ennis replies stating, “Pete can please give me infomation on the sartre pay out for 1746.00 . also please advise me on intrest owed.”

1/28/12 – I respond to Mr. Ennis’ email with a new accounting of funds, adding insurance expense.

1-31/12 – 02/01/12 – I send another email to Mr. Ennis stating, “Since I wasn’t notified of receiving any funds today, I’ll assume (perhaps incorrectly) that you are not able to take care of all this in a timely manner.  My terms certainly do not have an indefinite time frame. What are your plans?”

Mr. Ennis’ reply to my email states, “Funds will be weird out tomorrow, sorry was clearing up title issues with Lynn and Ian . I will pay additional days of interest also, have added them to wire. Thank you again.”

02/22/12 – I send an email to Mr. Ennis stating, “Jeramy, Your lack of communication and execution on your promises is creating larger problems for you than you might imagine.  Do you care to give me an update and commitment before the proverbial shXX hits your fan?”

02/22/12 – Mr. Ennis’ reply states, “Please advise out of town , will call t.”  No further communication (or promised funds) are received from Mr. Ennis until a reply to a 07/20/12 email.

On 02/07/12 – Without my knowledge and in breach of contract,18801 Rockland Ave.was transferred TWICE, first from the Land Bank to Northwest Mechanical.  Public records indicate that two hours later the property is sold by Northwest Mechanical to Joeseph Rose for $64,400.00 via Quit Claim Deed, without a participating title agency or Purchase Contact of record.  The gross profit is $64,400 – $10,731.55 = $53,668.45.

02/16/12 – I send an email to Lynn Wolski and Ian Ahern stating, “Although Jeramy’s intentions appear to be in good faith, as of this date N.W. Mechanical has not reimbursed my company for our earnest money deposits or renovation expenses.”

02/16/12 – I only receive an email response from Greggory A. Anglewicz stating, ”We have been advised that Sartre, LLC and Neighborhood Action Partnership are no longer part of this transaction by Northwest Mechanical.  Unfortunately due to privacy laws, I can not release any information on these files to third parties without the consent of the principals.”  A reply to Mr. Anglewicz asking for clarification solicits the following response.

02/17/12 – “We do acknowledge that your organization provided Northwest Mechanical the funds it used as its earnest money deposit and Thoroughbred notified you, as the sender, of its receipt.  Thoroughbred’s contractual relationship, and its duty is to the parties to the contract and our escrow agreement.  Neither Sartre nor Neighborhood Action Partnership were ever made party to that contract.  Initially, Northwest Mechanical advised us that they would be working with your organizations and that it intended to name Neighborhood Action as its nominee to take title. Subsequently, Northwest Mechanical instructed Thoroughbred that it was no longer working with your organizations and would close in its own name.  As such, Thoroughbred is no longer able to provide protected information to you under federal privacy laws without the consent of the parties.”

02/21/17 – I send an email to Mr. Anglewicz & Ms. Wolski stating, “This is a formal request to immediately return the $5000.00 wired to you on 10/21/11 by my company for the property address:  4487 W. 149th.Cleveland,OH.”

02/22/12 Mr. Anglewicz replies stating, “Mr. Brady, The $5,000 deposited by wire on 10/21/2011 was paid on behalf of Northwest Mechanical as the earnest money required under the terms of the contract between Northwest and Landbank for the sale of the property located4487 W. 149th St.,Cleveland.  Unfortunately, TTA is not able to release those funds until substitute funds are deposited, the transaction has closed, or both parties to the transaction provide have provided written instruction to do so.  As neither of these three prerequisites have occurred, TTA is unable to comply with your request.”

02/22/12 – Mr. Anglewicz responds stating. “The $5,000 deposited by wire on 10/21/2011 was paid on behalf of Northwest Mechanical as the earnest money required under the terms of the contract between Northwest and Landbank for the sale of the property located4487 W. 149th St.,Cleveland.  Unfortunately, TTA is not able to release those funds until substitute funds are deposited, the transaction has closed, or both parties to the transaction provide have provided written instruction to do so.  As neither of these three prerequisites have occurred, TTA is unable to comply with your request.”

07/20 – 08/03/12 – SARTRE, LLC has requested from the Land Bank that, given the curcumstances, Northwest Mechanical is to transfer the Deed in Escrow contract to SARTRE, LLC.

08/04/12 – Ian Ahern replies stating, “Called you back.  I have not had confirmation from Jeremy that he wanted to rescind the contract.  He currently has a deal in place with us until I hear otherwise from him.  Have a great weekend, let me know if you have any other questions.”

As of August 31st 2012, neither Northwest Mechanical, Inc. or SARTRE, LLC (CA) has changed their position.  SARTRE, LLC obviously has vested interest in both properties, including 4487 W. 149thCleveland,OH, the Deed of which is still held in Escrow at Thoroughbred Title Agency,Cleveland,OH.

Contact: Peter L. Brady; SARTRE, LLC Manager 949-829-5674 for more informmation or supporting documentation.  This dispute and title ownership is in litigation.  All Facts are documented online at: www.nwmechanicalscrewjob.com

On the next page, please find a signed and notarized copy of The Agreement between SARTRE, LLC and Northwest Mechanical, Inc.

 

 

 

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Cuyahoga County Land Bank - Screw Job

 Sartre LLC's complaint relative to "Screw Job Northwest Mechanical LLC" mentions funds going to Neighborhood Action Partnership LLC.

Jason Brooks from Two Aces LLC is also the agent for Neighborhood Action Partnership LLC.

The top  beneficiaries of land bank property are all LLCs and connected to each other. 

The Cuyahoga County Land Bank AND Community Development Organizations are giving or nearly giving away tax payer property so the shell LLC's can flip the property for a profit.  WHY?

Wonder what percentage of the profit goes to Gus Frangos and his shell LLCs???

Sartre LLC is an investor from California and his comments relative to the screw job are below:

 

$1,442 received to  Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC from Northwest Mechanical, Inc per agreement.

10/21/11 – On behalf of SARTRE, LLC, and Name of Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH,  Peter Brady transfers two $5,000 deposits to Thoroughbred Title Agency for the purchase of 18801 Rockland Ave.Cleveland, OHand 4487 W. 149thCleveland,OH.  These wires are acknowledged by Annette R. Rodriguez and Escrow officer Lynn Wolski of Thoroughbred Title Agency.  Angela Whitaker, Ian Ahern, Jason Brooks and Jeramy Ennis are all cc’d on correspondence.

11/02/11 – Jeramy Ennis faxes to SARTRE, LLC (CA) a ratified and notarized copy of “The Agreement” stating SARTRE, LLC (CA) owns 88% of each home and that when the Deed is transferred from its owner it is to be vested in the Name of Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH and the homes will be jointly owned.

10/21-12/16/11 – Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH invests and additional $7,802.89 in materials through direct payments to vendors. Lowes and on 11/17/11 a wire for $4,372.52 to Northwest Mechanical, Inc. for reimbursements of material costs.  Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH also incurs another $232.77 in insurance expense.

 

Photos of the property that Cuyahoga County Land Bank sold to Screw Job Northwest Mechanical and are now in disupute with an out of state investor- Sartre LLC - mentioned above:

 
 

 

18801 Rockland Cleveland, Ohio

 

4487 West 149th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

 

 

 

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Screw Jobs and Con Artists - Cuyahoga County Land Bank

Cuyahoga County Land Bank is attempting to save county property from risky, out-of-state investors.

Meanwhile county land bank officials- with the blessing of Gus Frangos, the biggest screw job and con artist in town- has decided to selectively give away or nearly give away property to risky out-of-state investors.

For profit investors located in Florida and California, some who brag about:

 

"Safe Appealing Returns in Today’s Real Estate (SARTRE, LLC), a Bulk R.E.O Real Estate fund which offers investors an astounding 27% Preferred Return by purchasing and selling foreclosures in bulk, nationwide."

 

http://www.linkedin.com/in/peterlbrady

The same exact investors in which the county land bank was formed to protect us are the main receipients of land bank property.  The same 'flippers' that the county land bank was so concerned about are making a profit from taxpayer's property.

Cuyahoga County Land Bank and their rules for purchasing property from the land bank are a joke.  Gus Frangos, PRESIDENT of the county land bank, owns several shell LLCs that are or were ALL TAX DELINQUENT for years, yet one of the rules is others can not be tax delinquent.  Gus Frangos is a hypocrite who actually wrote and passed legislation relative to delinquent property taxes and tax foreclosures.  Gus Frangos shell LLC is scheduled for property tax foreclosure on April 8, 2013.  http://realneo.us/content/gus-frangos-llc-1158-east-61-llc-sheriff-sale-april-8-2013

Property Transfer Policy and Rehabilitation Program

In order to buy a house to renovate from the Cuyahoga Land Bank, the purchaser must:

  1. Not own any real property that is in material violation of state and/or local codes or has a history of code violations
  2. Not own any real property that has a history of being a site for criminal activity during the purchaser’s ownership
  3. Not own any real property that is tax delinquent
  4. Not have lost any title or had any foreclosure filings against any properties within the past three years
  5. Use property consistent with current zoning requirements of the respective municipality
  6. Comply with all fair housing and market regulations
  7. Reside in Cuyahoga County or designate a local agent authorized to accept notice on behalf of the purchaser if non-Cuyahoga resident.

A potential purchaser may qualify for one of two renovation programs:

  1. Straight Sale; or
  2. Deed-In Escrow (Most purchasers will qualify for this program)


If the potential purchaser has previously completed a successful renovation with:

  1. The Cuyahoga Land Bank
  2. A community development corporation; or
  3. A local government

then they MAY qualify for the Straight Sale Program.

Under this program, the purchaser must demonstrate a proficiency in renovations through references, photos, legal documents, etc. The straight sale is similar to any other real estate transaction except that the Land Bank does require that property get renovated to a certain standard of quality.

If the potential purchaser has NOT previously completed a successful renovation, they must go through the Deed-In Escrow Program.

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Mayor Frank Jackson is too busy campaigning for re-election and has failed the City of Cleveland in numerous ways, mostly by agreeing to poison his people so Gus Frangos can profit from Vadxx Energy. http://realneo.us/content/vadxx-energy-build-medical-waste-burning-facility-residential-area-gus-frangos-will-profit-p

Not one single peep from Jackson's mouth until re-election time.  I hope voters are smarter this time around.

County Executive Ed Fitzgerald is too busy plotting his next job.  He can't stay put in one job long enough to do the job in which he was elected.  I hope voters are smarter this time around also.

Both Ed Fitgerald and Mayor Frank Jackson have an obligation to those that were foolish enough to elect them. 

They both have a duty to step up to the plate and admit that there are serious issues within the Cuyahoga County Land Bank and put an end to this corruption, fraud, conflict of interest, steering, racketeering, mortgage fraud, tax invasion, pollution for profit, etc.............

 

 

 

 

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Kamms Corners Development - Screw Jobs

Kamms Corners Development and"Screw Job" Northwest Mechanical LLC

 

On April 13, 2012, Kamms Corners Development GAVE the property located at 14724 Grapeland to "Screw Job" Northwest Mechanical.

On June 26, 2012, "Screw Job" Northwest Mechanical sold the property for $22,805:

 

 

14724 Grapeland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111

 
 
 

 

 

On February 16, 2013, Kamms Corners Development sold the property located at 15807 Westdale to "Screw Job" Northwest Mechanical for $6,869:

 

15807 Westdale Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44135

 
 
 

 

"Screw Job" Northwest Mechanical filed a mechanics lien against Old Brooklyn Development for the property located at 3307 Altoona Road.  The lien was for unpaid work done on the property.  The lien against Old Brooklyn was later released / satisifed:

 

 

3307 Altoona Cleveland, OH 44109

 
 
 

 

The agents for "Screw Job" Northwest Mechanical- Theodore and Jeramy Ennis use the address of 3001 Monroe, Cleveland, Ohio.

The screw job agents for this LLC have NOT paid property taxes since 2007 on the property located at 3001 Monroe Avenue - which is in their name - and currently owe $ 9,603.94

OWNERS NAME ENNIS, THEODORE F

ADDRESS 03001 MONROE AVE

According to the Cuyahoga County Land Bank rules, these screw jobs are NOT ALLOWED TO PURCHASE -OR RECEIVE FOR FREE -PROPERTY FROM THE COUNTY LAND BANK WHEN THEY ARE TAX DELINQUENT.

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JASON BROOKS- The JACKPOT of Screw Job LLCs

Jason Brooks and his numerous LLCs sure are keeping me busy.  He reminds me of Gus Frangos and his numerous shell LLCs. 

I wouldn't be surprised if Jason isn't partners with Gus Frangos. 

Jason Brooks is named agent and/or incorporator for Bysns Group LLC, AMERICAN ASSETS GROUP, LLC, BD CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, BISKAT USA, LLC, DC REAL SOLUTIONS LLC, EXTREME INVESTMENT LLC, ML CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, MR CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, NATIONAL ASSET GROUP - NAG, LLC (NATIONAL ASSET GROUP, NEIGHBORHOOD ACTION PARTNERSHIP LLC, RF CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, RR CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, SARTRE FOUR, LLC, SARTRE, LLC, THE BYSNS GROUP LLC, TWO ACES RE MANAGEMENT, LLC, TWO ACES, LLC, YDE CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, YF CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, YS CLEVELAND INVESTMENT, LLC, THE JLR GROUP LLC,  LB PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC.

ALL of the LLCs were created since 2010.

Several of the LLC's are getting lots of property from the county land bank and community originizations.  Jason Brooks is well connected and his name appears on numerous land bank transactions.

 

Jason Brooks was also involved in this land bank property dispute involving "Screw Job" Northwest Mechanical LLLC , Sartre LLC and Neighborhood Action Partnership LLC - which resulted in this complaint being filed with the county fiscal office http://realneo.us/content/con-artist-gus-frangos-president-cuyahoga-county-land-bank-con-artist-safeguard-properties-o#comment-33954

 

Below is SOME OF THE PROPERTY that the county land bank and community development corporations have given or nearly given to LLCs connected to Jason Brooks.  I will update the rest when I have time to research the NUMEROUS LLCs:

According to the county fiscal office records:

1.    610 East 102   transferred from Glenville Development for $ 6000

2.   2212 Natchez  transferred from County Land Bank to Northwest Mechanical on 9/11/12 for $0  then on same date to Two Aces for $17,000

3.   630 East 103 transferred from Glenville Development for $6000

4.   19501 Meredith transferred from County Land Bank for $0

5.   22260 Felch  transferred from County Land Bank for $0

6.  17914 McCracken  transferred from County Land Bank for $0

7.  15803 Delrey  transferred from Harvard Community Service Center for $2000

8.  4101 East 175   transferred from Harvard Community Service Center for $2000

9.  5197 Catherine  transferred from County Land Bank for $0

10.  5212 Catherine    transferred from County Land Bank for $0

11.   4505 West 150th Street  transferred from County Land Bank on 3-30-12 for $0  and sold on 4-12-12 for $10,000

12.  19001 Nitra  transferred from County Land Bank for $0 on 5-2-12 and sold on 5-20-12 for $ 9,000

13.   122 Harriman  transferred from County Land Bank for $0 on 6-13-12 and sold on 6-26-12 for $10,000

14.    4378 Metropolitan  transferred from Kamms Corners Development for $7,049 on 2/27/13

The property above - marked #'s 12 & 13 were both sold to an out of state investor PREMIER FINANCIAL PROPERTIES, L.L.C., 267 KENTLANDS BLVD, 205, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20878

Two Aces Re Mgmt. LLC based in Florida

I thought one of the main purposes of the county's land bank was to keep property out of the hands of out-of-state investors.

Turns out the County's Land Bank and other community organizations are literally GIVING away property to an out-of-state investor based out of Florida. 

"Giving away" as in FREE.

Two Aces Re Mgmt, LLC: http://www.newcompanylisting.com/06-27-12/Miami-Dade/two-aces-re-management-llc.htm

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Councilman T J DOW sues Jason Brooks, Jeramy Ennis and others

Councilman T J Dow filed a lawsuit naming several people- including Jason Brooks and Jeramy Ennis- receipients of county land bank property- and Channel 5 News.  CV 12 792705

More than likely the lawsuit involves around T J Dow's charter school- Dow Leadership Institute. 

This is a link to Channel 5's story regarding the charter school http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/state-inspectors-find-serious-violations-at-cleveland-councilman-tj-dows-child-care-center

Part of the dispute is contractors- including Jason Brooks and Jeramy Ennis- alleging that they were not paid for the work performed on T J Dow's school.

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I believe the county uses Jason Brooks and Jeramy Ennis as contractors for land bank property since their names have come up repeatedly for contracting work involving the land bank.

I also believe the community development organizations use both Jason Brooks and Jeramy Ennis as contractors since mechanic's liens were filed relative to unpaid work for Old Brooklyn Development and another development corporation ( I forgot which one), and their names have came up several times as contractors during my research.

Jason Brooks was named as a defendant in four foreclosures in Cuyahoga County.  Three foreclosures were successful and the third was dismissed at plaintiff's request after the judgment was granted.

 

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Example # 2 Gus Frango's Conflict & Scam

Gus Frangos,  President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, incoporated 1158 East 61 LLC with the Secretary of Ohio and named Ladon Ruffin as his agent:

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1158 East 61 LLC purchases the property located 1154 and 1158-60 East 61st Street, parcel #'s 10413069 and 10413070

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And the tax mailing address is Gus Frangos' personal address in Hudson, Ohio.

 

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1158 East 61 LLC receives a mortgage from Republic Bank on January 9, 2003 for $87,500.  Gus Frangos signed the mortgage:

 

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On April 4, 2005, 1158 East 61 LLC received an open ended mortgage for $175,000 from National City Bank:

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 And Gus Frangos signed the mortgage.

According to county records, neither mortgage was released (repaid):

 

 

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Gus Frangos hired Ladon Ruffin to collect and hand over rent money:

 

 

 

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Although Gus Frangos is highly praised for 'writing the book' on delinquent property taxes and tax foreclosures, he obviously never read the book.

According to county records, 1154 and 1158 East 61 failed to pay property taxes for several years and collectively owe over $25,000 in delinquent property taxes:

 

 

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Despite not paying property taxes for several years and owing a large amount of delinquent property taxes, this property was never sold to the tax lien predators.  I suppose if I were up to no good and had a job in the Cuyahoga County Treasurer's office - which has the sole ability to pick and choose which delinquent property tax liens to sell- I wouldn't sell myself out either.

However, all good things must come to and end.  Gus Frangos no longer works for the County Treasurer and 1158 East 61 will now be sold to the highest bidder at a sheriff foreclosure sale in the near future.

1158 E 61 LLC was recently named as a defendant in a foreclosure action and judgment was granted for the foreclosure: 

 

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Gus Frangos is a con artist.  A con artist in charge of all of Cuyahoga County taxpayer's property.  A con artist hiding property behind numerous LLCs, obtaining large mortgages and failing to repay the loans, NOT paying property taxes, all while collecting rent money from several rental units.      Gus Frangos is also a hypocrite.  A hypocrite writing and passing legistlation to target others who have NOT engaged in such fraudulent activity.  I believe this case meets the defintion of mortgage fraud.    Gus Frangos has to GO.

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Example # 3 Gus Frangos' LLC shell game scam

Gus Frangos purchased the property located at 1188 East 61st Street in Cleveland, Ohio:

 

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And Frangos transferred the deed from his name to  1188 E 61st Street Apartments LLC:

 

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On January 9, 2003 - the same date the deed transferred- Gus Frangos signed for a mortage for 1188 East 61st Street Apartments LLC in the amount of $92,400:

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 Gus Frangos also received and signed for a mortgage for $100,000:  

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Gus Frangos signed documents as being the 'owner' of 1188 East 61st Apartments LLC:

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 According to county on-line records, no mortgage release was ever filed relative to the two loans:

 

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The deed transferred to Carl and Michelle Dallas and sold for $169,000.

Once again, the pattern of delinquent property taxes and no tax lien sold to predators:

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Now the property is a vacant and boarded up eyesore- contributing to the foreclosure crisis:

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Example #4 Gus Frangos LLC Shell Game

Gus Frangos purchased the property located at 907 East 70th Street and transfers the deed from his name to Quinn Court Properties.

 

 

Gus Frangos incorporated Quinn Court Properties and named Ladon Ruffin as his agent.

 

 

 

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Gus Frangos signed the mortgages relative to Quinn Court Properties:

 

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Property taxes were not paid for years until very recently for this property.  No tax lien sold to the predators.

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Lots of County and City land bank property surround this property on East 70th Street:

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According to photographs on Zillow, it appears this area is undergoing some major development: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/907-E-70th-St-Cleveland-OH-44103/2123309462_zpid/

 

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Quinn Court Properties also own the property located at 913 and 917 East 70th Street.

No property taxes were paid for years until most recently.  No tax lien sold to the predators:

 

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According to the mortgage documents, Quinn Court Properties LLC also owns  property located at 7009-7015 Quinn Court -directly behind these properties.  I am not able to locate these properties in the fiscal office to check for delinquent property taxes.  No information appears for Quinn Court.

A foreclosure was filed relative to Quinn Court Properties LLC:

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The foreclosure named Quinn Court Properties, Gus Frangos, and Cuyahoga County Department of Development as defendants:

 
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It appears Cuyahoga County was assisting Gus Frangos with his development in this area.

 

 

Two foreclosures filed against Gus Frangos- Quinn Court Property

There were two foreclosures filed against Quinn Court Properties and Gus Frangos, Case Nos. CV 11 766581   and  CV 11 766519.

I believe one was for the properties on East 70th Street and the other was for the property on Quinn Court.

Conflict of interest.

 

 

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EMERGENCY - Call 911

It was an EMERGENCY for city and county officials to sell land bank property to Hamdi " Sam" Qasem, who is next in line to be sentenced for county corruption.

Such an EMERGENCY that Qasem failed to pay taxes for YEARS on this property after he stole it from taxpayers- with the asssitance of corrupt thieves that are in charge of taxpayer's property.

 

CITY RECORD

 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY OF CLEVELAND

  

By Councilmen Lewis, Melena, Cimperman and Patmon (by departmental request).

An emergency ordinance authorizing the sale of real property as part of the Land Reutilization Program

and located at 5820, 5816, 5810 Superior Avenue to Hamdi ÒSamÓ Q a s e m .

Approved by Directors of Community Development, City Planning Commission, Finance, Law; Relieved

of Committees on Community and Economic Development, City Planning, Finance.

The rules were suspended. Yeas 21. Nays 0. Read third time in full.

Passed. Yeas 21. Nays 0.

 

Ord. No. 172-01.     http://www.dln.com/cr/index%202001/february%2028,%202001.pdf

Sam Qasem
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http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2011/09/15/sam-qasem-indicted-in-cuyahoga-county-corruption-case

 

Qasem, 55, spends most of his time in Florida but still owns a house in Westlake and some commercial properties in Northeast Ohio. For years, he owned several gas stations and food and beverage stores in Cleveland. He also spoke out on the need for closer relations between the city's Arab and Jewish communities and the dangers that convenience-store owners face.

Qasem is a good friend and business partner with Samir Mohammad, a top aide to County Auditor Frank Russo. Russo, who also employed Qasem's son Haddi for eight years, and County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora are prime targets of the federal investigation.

 http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/04/sam_qasem_says_feds_quizzed_hi.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Safeguard Properties - scam artist

A few of the 1000's of complaints against Safeguard Properties:

 

A review of court records by The Huffington Post turned up more than 50 homeowner lawsuits against banks and the two largest property management contractors in the U.S., Safeguard Properties and Lender Processing Services, stemming from break-ins of occupied homes. The allegations follow five years of generally woeful management of the foreclosure industry by all involved, as the inspector general for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is raising red flags about the lack of contractor oversight by the government-backed mortgage giants.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/bank-contractors-break-ins_n_1682672.html

Safeguard makes a thiefs living off the hard work of the American people stealing money both from the banks and the vendors. They charge the banks for work that is billed to the banks but not paid to the people who do the work. Safeguard cheats the vendors time and time again out of pay for work performed at an agreed upon price and then when the work is completed Safeguard will charge the banks full price but illegally undercut the pay from the vendor with their vendor ajustments team. http://www.ripoffreport.com/safeguard-properties/property-management/internet-internet-76063.htm

VENDOR BEWARE!! Safeguard properties is the poster child of corporate greed. It's "success" and growth is on the backs of the vendors that they are stealing from to line their own pockets. http://www.ripoffreport.com/property-management/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-safeguar-6d7c1.htm

Safeguard has gone down hill steadily since Mr.Jaffa took over the helm. They have remained profitable by cutting invoices, changing pricing and just plain out fraud. With the new contract with Fannie you can expect more of the same because the company makes its money off what is frauds contractors out of not what clients pay.  http://www.ripoffreport.com/inspections-hazards/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-inc-alan-be1ca.htm
 

Safeguard is an illegal scam, breaking into properties, cleaning them out using false clamims that the property has been abandoned. They are simply put thieves.
If you fall victim to them call the police. Look up all of the complaints you can find and provide the data to the police. Demand a crimnal investigation. Do not quit. Call a lawyer. Make them pay Let's pun Safeguard properties out of business.  http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/safeguard-properties-c265331.html

I have always dreamed about working with a major company that services homes requiring property preservation, and at a glance Safeguard Properties LLC seemed the route to take to success, but I learned the hard way that it was all a SCAM!!!  To date, I have since resigned as an inspector from Safeguard, and would encourage ANY legitimate company or honest individual that is trying to make a decent living to AVOID Safeguard Properties, because in the end you will loose more $$$ than they are willing to pay.  http://www.ripoffreport.com/inspectors/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-llc-saf-1beb9.htm

Safeguard Properties recently withdrew the contract from the number one vendor here in Colorado because a broker filed complaints with Fannie Mae. Several brokers had requested Consolidated Services to perform work on their properties because the jobs were done professionally. Safeguard Properties chose to send other vendors to these properties where the work was not done to standards. When several brokers complained to Fannie Mae, Safeguard Properties decided to cancel the contract of this vendor rather than accept responsibility. Fannie Mae is one of Safeguards biggest contracts. I would encourage all brokers in the Denver metro area to file complaints against Safeguard Properties to Fannie Mae and let them know that Consolidated Services have provided quality winterizations to their properties as well as all other services, but because complaints were filed, Safeguard chose to eliminate this vendor. Demand that Consolidated Services get their contract back again, or that Fannie Mae should eliminate Safeguards contract with them. http://www.scamtop.com/item/safeguard-properties-safeguard-properties-treats-vendors-unfairly-valley-view-ohio-i1418720.html

 

All we the contractors want from Safeguard is the money that they owe us, nothing more, nothing less. They see fit to change the rules all the time, leaving us out of the loop on their new policies therefore it halts our paychecks, because they are making them up as they go along. They have a different staff and management every other week, and nobody seems to know what its going on.

My family and I are one step away from the poor house and Safeguard is my only source of income because at my age, I cant find much else. All in all I just want my hard earned money. Its not right for them to keep this from us, who go out and do this very hard work. The banks and Safeguard seem to be above the law and do not care that alot of its employees are having their utilities cut off, have no food to eat, not being able to have Christmas, not getting checks when they are supposedly sent out, always charging people back for work orders, and the state of Ohio seems to be able to do as it pleases.

If you work for a company you should get paid, simple as that! Safeguard is far too busy lining their own pockets, lying to their workers about the checks being mailed out, and less concerned about doing what is right as a company.    http://www.ripoffreport.com/inspectors/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-lies-to-i-74fp9.htm

It appears that what Safeguard Properties is doing by not paying its contractors is Internet Fraud. All of the communications regarding pricing, invoicing, adjustments, work orders, ect. are done either through Safeguard Properties vendor web site or through e-mail. If you are a contractor who has been scammed by Safeguard Properties this apparently constitutes internet fraud by the FBI definition. I would encourage any contractors who have been shorted payments for services provided to Safeguard Properties to file a complaint on the FBI website under "Internet Fraud", the link is:

http://www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/internetschemes.htm

 

Glad to see others that have the same views of Safeguard Properties, Iwas a sub-contractor for a short time and only lost a few grand. In all the years I have never been treated so poorly by any business associate ever! The nasty emails,phone calls, and mistakes that thier property specialists would send me were completely unacceptable. Anytime I would notice a mistake I would either be told to complete the project anyway or get scolded like a child for not completing the order in time. The people that work in that organization are miserable humans who pass on the anger they receive from management onto the subs out in the field. When I finally decided I had enough, they convinced me to complete the last three projects that I was assigned, I agreed and guess what - I received three checks for $1.00 each - these people are evil!!
 

http://www.ripoffreport.com/inspectors/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-lies-to-i-74fp9.htm

It is also important to note that Safeguard is in the habit of trying to get their contractors to do free work. They love to send out memos advising their contractors to complete work ahead of time, and then bid the work after the fact. Do you think Safeguard will ever accept a bid for work that's already been done? No, they never have. They are also fond of asking you to do work over the phone, promising a work order which never arrives. If you try to invoice the work without a work order, then you don't get paid. http://www.ripoffreport.com/inspectors/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-lies-to-i-74fp9.htm

Safeguard Properties the ugly truth..............

Safeguard Properties needs to be investigated by the E.P.A the F.B.I the labor department and the national media. Fannie Mae and other large banks need to beware of the illegal actions Safeguard takes to line their pockets. Here are the facts:
Safeguard promotes illegal dumping of hazardous materials all over the country by ignoring federal local law in regards to disposal of paint ,tires batteries and other hazardous material. They removed pricing allowables this lines their wallets while forcing the contractor to break the law. http://www.ripoffreport.com/property-management/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-inc-spi-33176.htm

this is not the end of this story not by far its catching steam now that national media is catching on to what is really going on a group is about to confront fannie mae with the facts about what is really going on. there are many more stories like this and Safeguards real colors are coming out. http://www.ripoffreport.com/property-management/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-inc-spi-33176.htm
 

Safeguard Properties DISHONEST, LIARS, THIEFS, RUDE UNORGANIZE HOLD PAYCHECKS Internet, Ohio - Safeguard Properties

This is the worse company I have ever had to relate to. They make up the rules as it suits them. They steal the little money they pay us contractors.  http://www.scamtop.com/item/safeguard-properties-dishonest-liars-thiefs-rude-unorganize-hold-paychecks-internet-ohio-safeguard-properties-i1406964.html

 

The whole industry needs to be brought to light to the media, news, talk shows, so that some of these illegial practices by companies such as Safeguard gets notice.
Whether a contractor or inspector has done everything wrong or right, the bottom line is..you are fighting a losing battle before you even start!! And are just another victim waiting to get it!!  They drop contractors as if it is nothing and pick up who's next in line when it is convenient.  BEWARE!!!  http://www.ripoffreport.com/inspectors/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-llc-use-04662.htm

 

I feel for the contractors that are currently working for Safeguard. If you have worked for them, you know what I mean. If you still work for them you will learn what I mean.It is sad to say all these banks and mortgage companies out there that has contracts with them has no idea about what is actually going on. Safeguard has came a long ways. At one point in time Safeguard was a good company to work for. But as the years past by it got worse day by day. Now they don't care about anything but making money. And if they have to take advantage of their contractors to do so thats what will happen.  http://www.ripoffreport.com/builders-contractors/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-safeguar-42b44.htm
 

I fully agree that a class action law suit should be filed against Safeguard Properties, Inc. As a recent vendor who just told them to remove me from their vendor's list, I'm still very surprised that they continue to get away with this. Yes, my company experienced the exact same cheated results that all others have expressed.  http://www.ripoffreport.com/property-management/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-incorpora-2d4e8.htm

We own a small business in Chattanooga, TN and perform property preservation services all over TN and North GA. We primarily do work for Safeguard Properties, Inc (based out of Cleveland, OH) and have since 2004. In September 2005, Safeguard asked us to perform rehab services on several houses in Tennessee for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
We performed the work on the houses here to the tune of $55,000 worth. Since then, we have not been paid for our services due to one excuse after another from Safeguard. We are not the only contractors that have heard the non-ending excuses about how HUD hasn't paid Safeguard, HUD is requiring receipts for every little thing - nails, paint, screws, cleaners, etc.
We are just a husband and wife with 6 kids....we have laid off all of our contractors - at one point we had 25. We have lost all of our personal real estate investments due to not getting paid. We are being forced to close our business due to all of this.
Safeguard Properties' President, Robert Klein, assured us that we would all be paid within 48 hours of completing the work on each house. That is what we agreed to. That has not happened and does not appear that it will happen anytime soon.  http://www.ripoffreport.com/real-estate-services/safeguard-properties/safeguard-properties-ripoff-c-dy64d.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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Safeguard Properties aka Foreclosure Cockroaches

Well, Safeguard Properties recently announced an exciting new partnership where they are formalizing relationships with our local governments…..A MOST DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENT!

FORECLOSURE COCKROACHES- Jack Booted Lender Thugs That Break Into Homes- IT’S A CRIME!

                        

This morning, as everyday Americans are sitting in their homes or folks are enjoying their first cup of coffee at work, teams of Foreclosure Cockroaches hired by banks and lenders are gassing up their pickup trucks and preparing to make their rounds.  They have lists of properties….maybe your property…that have been provided to them by banks.  Their instructions from the lenders are to go out and “inspect” or “winterize” the properties.  These Foreclosure Cockroaches

DO NOT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO STEP ONE FOOT ONTO A HOMEOWNER’S PROPERTY–THAT IS TRESPASSING!

 

 

 

THIS MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY!

The reason I call them Foreclosure Cockroaches is because they are so hard to find…they scurry away whenever approached and we cannot find out who they are or what they are doing.  I have several cases from across the state. I am in dialogue with high ranking officers in one law enforcement department in this state who are not convinced this is a crime. (Despite the fact that their own State’s Attorney’s Office is.) Please help me gather and share information about this phenomena.  Please post your stories on this blog…please share dates, times, addresses and names of people, lenders, companies that are involved.

Let’s shine a light on these cockroaches.  This sticker posted on the door of an American’s castle should not be grounds to tear up the Constitution, trample the flag, break down the doors in homes across this county.

 

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Safeguard Properties - scam ISTAR database

Message that I received regarding Safeguard Properties:

 

 Foreclosurepedia.org/Istar...

This is a tracking system that has been set up to monitor and track non-payment issues. Also you all may want to Contact the NPPG as both organizations have gone to bat for the little guy.

The fact the Safeguard will only work with companies that are willing to cover areas larger than they are capable of covering properly only opens the door to the scammers, ripoffs, and unscrupulous characters, in addition to promoting substandard workmanship. If you are having issues with companies subbing their work then PLEASE go submitt your information in these data bases and also sign up for the mailing list so you can receive updates on industry news.



ISTAR Database Goes Online - Foreclosurepedia

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After unearthing literally hundreds of thousands of dollars swindled from Contractors by Order Mills, Forelosurepedia has elected to publicly open up its ISTAR Database.

 

 

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