Cuyahoga County Delinquent Property Tax Lien Sale - Flaw in System or Violation of Civil Rights - Fair Housing Act?

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 21:34.
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Is there a flaw in the system of picking and choosing which delinquent property tax liens to sell in Cuyahoga County or is this a Civil Rights Violation?

Based on my extensive research which consists of hundreds of hours over a three year span, I have noticed a trend with the victims who have lost their property via delinquent property tax lien sales. 

Most of the victims who have lost their properties are all black.  

The property that ends up in the hands of greedy, no good for nothing, thieving tax lien investors was taken from black property owners on the east side of Cleveland, East Cleveland, and eastern suburbs.

I just finished researching most of the 2,629 tax liens sold to CapitalSource fbo Aeon Financial and discovered that a very large percentage of the liens sold to this scum tax lien company were all located in minority concentrated areas- East Cleveland, Cleveland's East Side, and Eastern Suburbs.

Same issue with Plymouth Park Tax Services from 2004-2008.  The majority of the victims that lost their property were  black property owners.

Nearly every person that contacts me regarding this issue is black.

Most of the victims that I met are black.

Nearly all  of the properties that I visited regarding Plymouth Park Tax Services were located in minority concentrated areas.

Almost every single property owned by Aeon (243 houses) that I plan on visiting to report code violations is on the east side- minority concentrated areas.

I had my suspicion regarding this issue a few years ago and met with an East Cleveland Councilman over my concerns.  The councilman agreed with me and promised to hand deliver my documents to George Forbes.  A few hours later, the councilman called me to confirm that he went to Forbes' home and gave the documents to George Forbes' wife.  George Forbes never contacted me regarding this issue.

I personally delivered my proof to the NAACP and spoke with Stan Miller several times.  Stan Miller completely blew me off and we had a heated phone discussion over this issue.  I have not heard back from Stan Miller or the NAACP for approximately two years.  The victims that I sent to NAACP were also ignored.

Had this issue been addressed when I brought it to the attention of several people a couple years ago, it would not have snowballed.  Now the issue of black property owners losing their properties via the tax delinquent foreclosure process has only multiplied.

Either there is a flaw in the way that Cuyahoga County is picking and choosing the liens to sell, or this is a blatant civil rights violation.

I have researched property on the west side of Cleveland and found hundreds of properties that have been delinquent for years with no tax lien sale. 

Political people and those connected to political people get away without paying property taxes for years and do not face the same consequences.

If you are a black property owner and delinquent with property taxes, you are at a greater risk of losing your property to thieves that do NOT pay their own property taxes after taking property from others.

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Judge for yourself.   Below is a list of all the property that is or was owned by Plymouth Park Tax Services and CapitalSource fbo Aeon Financial and obtained via delinquent property tax foreclosures.  Next to the addresses is the property taxes these tax lien thieves owed to Cuyahoga County at the time of my research:

Look at the addresses:

PROPERTY OWNED BY CAPITALSOURCE fbo AEON FINANCIAL

1.   10929 Olivet    $11,508.32  

2.   1256 E. 125     $  2,260.85

3.   625 E. 118       $  2,283.57

4.   950 Ida            $  4,110.78

5.   9314 Yale         $ 17,694.10

6.   1074 E. 141     $   1,456.63

7.    1212 E. 71      $    3,795.16

8.    1254 E. 102    $    4,698.89

9.     963 E. 129     $    5,474.44

10.   1128 E. 141    $   2,380.34

11.   9809 Parmalee  $ 1,825.84

12.   10009 Somerset $ 6,040.64

13.   10001 Somerset  $ 5,917.20

14.    377 Eddy Rd.      $ 9,204.63

15.    144728 Thames  $ 3,431.77

16.    2541 Cedar    $   3,111.53

17.    1603 Holyrood   $ 5,894.39

18.    449 E. 147   $ 6,920.61

19.    474 E. 125    $ 5,555.67

20.   10704 Kimberley  $ 5,506.13

21.   881 Thornhill    $ 6,851.06

22.   573 E. 114    $ 5,002.60

23.   12344 Tuscora   $ 2,276.88

24.   12428 Tuscora    $ 5,550.28

25.   12424 Saywell $ 7,266.20

26.   Lot on Shaw Ave. - parcel # 111-11-043    $ 2,092.65

27.   Lot on Shaw Ave- parcel # 111-11-044     $ 1,251.95

28.  12408 Saywell $ 2,444.74

29.    508 E. 114    $ 2,904.62

30.   10117 Flora  $ 5,342.50

31.   1204 E. 146    $  2,692.26

32.   11609 Temblett  $ 4,173.79

33.   Lot on Lisbon - parcel 126-20-047     $ 6,852.63

34.   6629 Charter   $ 2,588.32

35.   2009 Hilton   $  6,129.35

36.   17602 St Clair  $ 1,598.30

37.   2175 E. 85  $ 8,419.72

38.   2328 E. 88   $ 2,943.24

39.   10707 Crestwood  $ 3,783.64

40.   3457 E. 69   $ 2,198.39

41.   2346 E. 61   $ 1,1154.23

42.   832 E. 154    $ 22,407.06

43.   16437 Braddock  $ 3,294.77

44.    1121 Galewood   $ 1,775.52

45.    10006 Quebec   $ 925.10

46.    3283 E. 103     $ 2,084.64

47.    15609 School   $  3,667.84

48.    2853. E 98     $  2,858.45

49.    3290 Regent  $ 1,560.82

50.    2865 E. 92   $ 940.52

51.    1378 Larchmont  $ 4,714.48

52.   1447 E. 162   $ 2,597.65

53.   1443 Lakeview   $ 1,561.83

54.   1946 Westburn  $ 2,902.79

55.   2185 E. 106    $ ,941.30

56.   5666 Hamlet  $ 1,733.07

57.   2620 E. 89  $ 7,118.03

58.   3658 E. 108  $ ,882.61

59.    9416 Manor $ 2,339.26

60.   9516 Hilgert $ 3,185.66

61.  9604 Sophia $ 2,684.87

62.  9323 Mt. Auburn  $ 1,081.07

63.  7211 Indiana   $ 3,207.47

64.  7203 Indiana  $ 1,302.04

65.   4104 E. 79    $ 1,421.11

66.   11804 Dove    $ 1, 211.30

67.   15021 Edgewood  $ 1,109.90

68.   11726 Parkview   $, 2, 308.55

69.   3629  E. 123   $ 11, 413.53

70.   6404 Fullerton  $ 165.46

71.   3660 E. 106  $ 769.44

72.   9819 Stoughton  $ 2,204.39

73.   3818 E 54   $ 1,036.00

74.   4096 E 57   $ 1,414.37

75.   10002 Stoughton  $ 1,113.22

76.   12408 Farringdon  $ 248.72

77.   3763 E 126   $ 830.20

78.   3680 E 133   $ 762.04

79.   3933 E 66   $ 3,765.48

80.   6826 Krakow  $ 2,416.55

81.   2814 E 127  $ 3,268.41

82.   6622 Fullerton   $ 7,005.50

83.    13002 Benham  $ 186.74

84.   3753 E. 93   $ 4,500.35

85.   3239 E 117   $ 1,540.88

86.   3828 E 140   $ 1,376.94

87.   4129 E 110   $ 2,701.08

88.   3669 E 52  $ 701.84

89.    10902 Gay  $ 1,474.08

90.   3461 E 143  $ 1,290.16

91.    7803 Connecitut  $ 1071.26

92.    4267 E 114   $ ,149.92

93.    3675 E 139  $ 835.70

94.    2993 E 128     $ 964.00

95.    8607 Grand Division $ 2,303.04

96.   3672 E 54   $ 2,530.69

97.   16401 Judson  $ 1,419.76

98.   17214 Lotus   $ 2,946.38

99.    3943 Strandhill   $ 1,632.94

100.    4811 E 176   $ 1,516.94

101.    4266 E 160  $ 2,932.00

102.     3104 Russell  $ 1,632.17

103.    4991 E. 90   $ 3,352.45

104.    325 E 215  $ 2,207.06

105.    1444 Sulzer   $ 4,975.69

106.     19071 Pasnow   $ 1,579.27

107.    851 Nelaview    $ 17,564.49

108.    2268 Taylor  $ 10,603.20

109.    1300 E 143   $ 3,507.89

110.   1346 E 141    $ 2,601.49

111.   1466 E 134   $ 3,242.01

112.   14212 Savannah  $ 2,101.17

113.   13313 Gainsboro     $ 3,258.37

114.   1176 Bender  $ 2,360.17

115.    3197 East Berkshire   $ 2,688.04

116.   15345 Plymouth   $ 2,970.46

117.   3254 East Berkshire   $ 6,860.73

118.   1520 E. 133   $ 1,953.65

119.   1536 Lakefront   $ 1,222.80

120.   13818 Woodworth  $ 3,068.77

121.   1732 Shaw  $ 3,020.61

122.   13701 Graham  $ 1,929.68

123.   1355 Dill   $ 14,440.65

124.   3709 Sudberry   $ 2,164.62

125.   19300 Fairway   $ 3,559.62

126.   18975 Van Aken  $ 2,333.93

127.   15675 Friend $ 3,169.92

128.   5144 Theodore  $ 5,339.30

129.   5178 Theodore  $ 12,798.08

130.   20715 East Ridgewood   $ 2,215.08

131.   22741 Libby   $ 2,117.84

132.   15316 Northwood  $ 4,906.42

133.   19707 Kings Highway  $ 7.082.82

134.   17109 Mapleboro   $ 2,441.02

135.   21504 Franklin Rd. $ 3,462.24

136.   19302 Shakerwood  $ 3,675.84

137.   23823 Banbury  $ 2,108.58

138.   19611 Longbrook  $ 1,529.60

139.   4490 Granada   $ 4,792.20

140.   3643 Rolliston   $ 13,984.08

141.  21009 Hillgrove  $ 12,218.75

142.   00023 Whitaker   $ 3,282.36

143.   8010 Bellevue   $ 1,623.28

144.  2346 E 61    $ 1,1162.47

145.   3772 E 144    $ 1,391.60

146.   4230 E 98   $ 4,395.75

147.   3741 E 143   $ 2,690.60

148.   4155 E 141   $ 974.68

149.   4161 E 189  $ 1,073.68

150.   4185 Lee   $ 2,773.88

151.   4658 E 157  $ 1,179.61

152.   17116 Judson   $ 1,171.10

153.   4839 E 86   $ 11,650.61

154.   12813 North Parkway  $ 4,751.08

155.    4949 E 141   $ 5,234.68

156.    11215 Plymouth  $ 3,557.42

157.    13118 Forestdale  $ 6,595.92

158.    4705 E 93    $ 2,554.40

159.    12809 Rexwood  $ 5,092.39

160.    20271 Priday   $ 1,571.94

161.    316 E 260  $ 5,385.39

162.   1507 E 256   $ 1,932.77

163.   20060 Champ  $ 5,237.92

164.   1464 E 250   $ 3,349.99

165.   1277 Hayden   $ 4,841.88

166.   1245 Rozelle   $ 2,272.17

167.   14631 Savannah   $ 3,258.21

168.   14317  Terrace  $ 4,685.80

169.   13915 Scioto  $ 3,071.37

170.   12824 Speedway Overlook  $ 3,088.80

171.   1627  Eddy  $ 1,682.69

172.   14004 Ardenall  $ 2,135.39

173.   13909 Potomac  $ 1,997.28

174.   1888 Wymore  $ 2,561.83

175.   14208 Potomoc  $ 2,681.33

176.   1730 Allandale  $ 2,243.45

177.   1768 Coit $ 1,048.05

178.  1780 Delmont $ 33,482.90

179.   19505 Kings Highway  $ 1,812.64

180.   10510 Madison  $ 1,606.24

181.   5916-18 Madison  $ 16,159.99

182.   6004 Madison  $ 5,573.04

183.   2128 W 105   $ 3,441.42

184.   6808 Lorain  $ 1,692.04

185.   3082 W 110  $ 4,475.88

186.   2092 W 87  $ 4,032.15

187.   2061 W 95  $ 3,180.26

188.  7315 Lawn $ 853.96

189.   3628 Hyde $ 4,980.90

190.   3431 W 62   $ 820.16

191.   3062 Sackett  $ 3,211.07

192.   3721 W 39    $ 1,019.44

193.  7503 Dearborn  $ 4,015.15

194.  3541 Trowbridge  $ 556.36

195.   3115 W 88  $ 1,444.70

196.   3219 W 88  $ 3,133.68

197.  3807 Robert $ 1,409.30

198.   3122 W 52 $ 1,079.36

199.   3403 W 58  $ 3,045.71

200.   3159 W 94  $ 968.52

201.   3189 W 86  $ 3,078.57

202.   4510 Bush $ 3,635.48

203.   3413 W 90  $ 1,650.76

204.  3432 W 91  $ 1,126.80

205.  12809 Guardian  $ 6,331.86

206.   4068 E 57    $ 2,671.43

207.   13015 Lorenzo  $ 1,126.80

208.   16417 Westview  $ 3,208.42

209.   1524 E 195    $ 1,311.00

210.   1028 E 169   $ 5,024.21

211.   21019 Kenyon  $ 2,016.60

212.   2069 W 83    $ 2,445.45

213.    3847  w 136  $2,143.08

214.    19610 Meadowlark   $ 2,073.58

215.   4416 Parkton   $ 6,592.70

216.    23412 Kirkland    $ 1,381.94

217.    4510 Storer   $ 2,362.13

218.    3639 Randolph   $ 9,636.44

219.    1028 E 169  $ 5,204.21

220.    21019 Kenyon $ 2,016.60

221.    7207 Duluth   $3,285.61

222.    1200 E. 61   $ 1,143.68

223.     3339 W. 94    $ 3,230.17

224.     2128 W. 105   $ 3,441.42

225.     10329 Yale    $ 4,288.48

226.      902 Herrick  $ 2,297.13

227.     1242 E. 100   $ 1,877.17

228.     10835 Hampden $ 556.36

229.     11209 Whitmore  $ 3,925.70

230.     869 E. 140    $ 6,665.49

231.    1357 E. 170   $1,178.30

232.    5611 Outhwaite  $ 1,226.24

233.     2865 E. 92   $ 940.52

234.     4068 E. 57   $ 2,671.43

235.     3675 E 139    $ 835.70

236.     19071 Pasnow   $ 1,599.27

237.     1464 E 250   $ 3,349.99

238.     952 Wheelock  $ 3,128.84

239.     661 E. 94    $ 1,634.66

240.    10009 Ostend  $ 1,008.46

241.    13904 Darley    $ 837.06

242.     11418 Notre Dame   $ 2,000.56

243.     8614 Capital  $ 1,742.84

PROPERTY OWNED BY PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES:

1.       1613 Elberon Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112   delinquent taxes $2,053.47 

2.       4150 E 138 St, Cleveland, OH 44105                delinquent taxes  $1,592.59 

3.       13909 Orinoco Ave, East Cleveland, OH 44112    delinquent taxes $1,568.73

4.       890 E 130 St, Cleveland, OH 44108                  delinquent taxes $2,917.99

5.      13215 Alvin Ave, Garfield Hts, OH 44105            delinquent taxes $2,331.27

6.      1516 Luxor Rd, East Cleveland, OH 44112        delinquent taxes $1,297.17

7.      12414 Farringdon AVE, Cleveland, OH 44105    delinquent taxes $2,411.11

8.      1061 E 167 ST, Cleveland, OH 44110               delinquent taxes $2,090.81

9.      3234 W 88 St, Cleveland, OH 44102                delinquent taxes $1,608.16

10.    1622 E 84 St, Cleveland, OH 44103                 delinquent taxes $2,667.86

11.    11806 Fairport Cleveland, OH 44108               delinquent taxes $1,451.10

12.     14113 Tokay AVE, Maple Hts, OH 44137         delinquent taxes $2,773.79

13.    11902 Fairport Cleveland, OH 44108               delinquent taxes $1,446.14

14.     14113 Tokay AVE, Maple Hts, OH 44137        delinquent taxes $ 2,773.79 

15.     11902 Fairport Cleveland, OH 44108              delinquent taxes $1,446.14

16.     3529 East BLVD, Cleveland, OH 44105            delinquent taxes $3,253.54

17.    12904 Dove AVE, Cleveland, OH 44105           delinquent taxes $6,479.00

18.    13619 Christine AVE, Garfield Hts, OH 44105   delinquent taxes $5,581.56

19.    9607 Parmelee Ave, Cleveland, OH 44108        delinquent taxes $1,216.22

20.   10805 Earle Ave, Cleveland, OH 44108             delinquent taxes $2,451.29

21    805 E 131 ST , Cleveland, OH  44108                   delinquent taxes $1,612.16

22.   3877 E 142 St, Cleveland, OH 44128                    delinquent taxes $3,827.72

23.   3780 Mayfield RD, Cleveland Hts, OH 44121         delinquent taxes $10,164.97

24.   4046 Northfield Rd, Highland Hills Village, OH 44122   delinquent taxes $3,678.81

25.   24275 Donover Rd, Warrensville Hts, OH 44128         delinquent taxes $3,217.43

26.  15127 Granger RD, Maple Hts, OH 44137                 delinquent taxes $6,291.79

27.  19919 Mountville Dr, Maple Hts, OH 44137               delinquent taxes $3,003.55

28.  3625 Washington BLVD, Cleveland Hts, OH 44118    delinquent taxes $5,174.37

29.  942 Pembrook Rd, Cleveland Hts, OH 44121             delinquent taxes $12,557.41

30.  1282 E 186 St, Cleveland, OH 44110                       delinquent taxes $1,844.77

31.  4002 Trent AVE, Cleveland, OH 44109                    delinquent taxes $2,015.08

32.  10321 Parkgate AVE, Cleveland, OH 44108             delinquent taxes $2,855.04

33.  11316 Durant AVE, Cleveland, OH 44108                 delinquent taxes $7,981.65

34.   27701 Mills AVE, Euclid, OH 44132                        delinquent taxes $2,232.32  

35.  12325 Park Knoll Dr, Garfield Hts, OH 44125           delinquent taxes $1,818.64

36   13408 S Parkway DR, Garfield Hts, OH 44105         delinquent taxes $2,394.20

37.  4673 E 85 St, Garfield Hts, OH 44125                    delinquent taxes $3,476.40

38.  13421 Emerson Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107            delinquent taxes $4,547.51

39   4072 E 139 ST, Cleveland, OH 44105                    delinquent taxes $873.58

40   4344 E 141 ST, Cleveland, OH 44128                    delinquent taxes $5,186.68

41.  4115 E 146 ST, Cleveland, OH 44128                    delinquent taxes $1,362.21

42.  16205 Judson Dr, Cleveland, OH 44128            delinquent taxes $953.36

43. 19807 Longbrook RD, Warrensville Hts, OH 44123  delinquent taxes $2,376.01

44.  16105 Mendota AVE, Maple Hts, OH 44137        delinquent taxes $11,011.57

45.  16305 Friend Ave, Maple Hts, OH 44137            delinquent taxes $3,019.45

46.   19819 Kings HWY, Warrensville Hts, OH 44122   delinquent taxes $8,283.79

47.   3608 Palmerston RD, Shaker Hts, OH 44122       delinquent taxes $28,184.22

48.   5110 Philip St, Maple Hts, OH 44137                   delinquent taxes $2,671.00

49.   19107 Gladstone Rd, Warrensville Hts, OH 44122   delinquent taxes $2,523.68

50.   3651 Latimore Rd, Shaker Hts, OH 44122               delinquent taxes $8,767.02

51.  1983 Warrensville Center RD, South Euclid, OH   delinquent taxes $13,136.66

52.    2236 Edgerton Rd, University Hts, OH 44118     delinquent taxes $5,888.70

53    3388 Cedarbrook Rd, Cleveland Hts, OH 44118   delinquent taxes $3,845.20

54.   1164 Melbourne RD, East Cleveland, OH 44112   delinquent taxes $4,690.15

55.   907 Caledonia AVE, Cleveland Hts, OH 44112      delinquent taxes $7,444.12 

56.   1680 Beverly Hills DR, Euclid, OH 44117               delinquent taxes $3,367.92

57.   25570 Tungsten RD, Euclid, OH 44132                delinquent taxes $3,231.96

58.   3967 E 121 St, Cleveland, OH 44105                  delinquent taxes $3,357.74

59.  12528 Forest AVE, Cleveland, OH 44120             delinquent taxes $5,887.51

60.  3920 E 99 St, Cleveland, OH 44105                     delinquent taxes $1,318.11

61.   9601 Heath AVE, Cleveland, OH 44104               delinquent taxes $1,203.47

62.   7812 Force AVE, Cleveland, OH 44105                delinquent taxes $1,930.77

63.  3279 E 130 ST, Cleveland, OH 44120                   delinquent taxes $2,536.84

64.  1237 E 114 ST, Cleveland, OH 44108                   delinquent taxes $2,351.40

65.  1827 Haldane RD, Cleveland, OH 44112              delinquent taxes $4,986.37

66.  16910 Grovewood Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110      delinquent taxes $2,043.33

67.  13417 Rugby RD, Cleveland, OH 44110                delinquent taxes $2,365.97

68.  15720 Mandalay Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110         delinquent taxes $1,855.10

70.  1998 Torbenson DR, Cleveland, OH 44112           delinquent taxes $3,877.43

71.  763 E 152 ST, Cleveland, OH 44110                     delinquent taxes $12,565.98

72.   794 E 154 St, Cleveland, OH 44110                    delinquent taxes $812.14

73.  341 E 156 St, Cleveland, OH 44110                      delinquent taxes $8,262.92

74.  807 E 131 St, Cleveland, OH 44108                      delinquent taxes $1,283.44

75.  1373 EAST BLVD CLEVELAND, OH 44106              delinquent taxes $3,993.51

76.  2850 E 127 ST, Cleveland, OH 44120                   delinquent taxes $2,200.59

77.   4001 E 151 ST, Cleveland, OH 44120                  delinquent taxes $4,794.80

78.   16201 Myrtle AVE, Cleveland, OH 44128             delinquent taxes $4,100.27

79.   3546 Raymont BLVD, University Hts, OH 44118    delinquent taxes $16,666.01

80.   861 Quarry DR, Cleveland Hts, OH 44121           delinquent taxes $18,367.91

81.   22701 Shore Center AVE, Euclid, OH 44123        delinquent taxes $33,336.34

82.   3962 E 41 ST, Newburgh Hts, OH 44105             delinquent taxes $7,703.00

83.   1521 Clarence AVE, Lakewood, OH 44107          delinquent taxes $15,719.32

84.   4328 E 143 ST, Cleveland, OH 44128                 delinquent taxes $2,975.68

85.   3769 E 140 ST, Cleveland, OH 44120                 delinquent taxes $6,851.10

86.   3279 E 128 ST, Cleveland, OH 44120                 delinquent taxes $3,700.37

87.   7915 Sowinski AVE, Cleveland, OH 44103          delinqent taxes $13,719.84

88.   1642 Lockwood CLEVELAND, OH 44112             delinquent taxes $2,799.55

89.   857 E 75 ST, Cleveland, OH 44103                     delinquent taxes $735.91

 

For the record, I am a white person and not pulling race cards.   This is more than obvious.

Black property owners are losing their homes in record numbers and are at a great disadvantage with the delinquent property tax lien process.  There is a serious problem here.

 ** If you are a victim of CapitalSource fbo Aeon Financial in OHIO ONLY and have documentation to prove that you were charged fees in excess of 18% interest or over $2500 in attorney fees for foreclosures filed in court, your documentation is needed.  Please call (216) 386-6546) **    I am specifically looking for documentation similar to this:

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Is our local FBI investigating this???? Housing Violations.

What have the Federal prosecutors said about these cases???? 

 

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

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From: Johnathan Smith 
To: Kate Blanco ; lily miller 
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2013 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: Tax Liens
Thanks for this update and the other information that you sent.
 Best regards (and happy holidays),
Johnathan
 
Johnathan Smith
Assistant Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
1444 I Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
 
Company that bought Cuyahoga County tax liens is gouging property owners, according to former attorneys
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An out-of-state tax collection firm that has bought thousands of Ohio tax liens hoping to make a profit has violated state law by assessing high interest rates on property owners in Cuyahoga and other counties, according to two attorneys who once represented the firm.
The attorneys, Mark Schwartz, of Chicago, and Kirk Liederbach, of Cleveland, made the allegations against Woods Cove II in a Nov. 26 letter to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Woods Cove II officials later called the assertions false.
In the letter, which is also copied to county treasurers in Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Summit counties, the attorneys say that Woods Cove II sets up its payment plans to artificially assess interest after the principals are paid off.
The practice helps boost Woods Cove II's investors' rate of return, but also inflates the effective interest rates property owners end up paying to between 26 percent and 450 percent, breaking Ohio's legal limit of 18 percent, the attorneys say.
 
 
 
 
>>> "Lily Miller" <llymiller@> 11/18/2013 5:45 PM >>>
Message from sender:
Dear Mr. Smith,
I applaud your letter dated September 25, 2013 to Mayor Gray and Washington DC officials.
I live in Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio and we have the exact same problem here.
I follow tax lien foreclosures across the country and have noted the trend of minorities losing their
homes in record numbers. I wrote about this here http://realneo.us/content/cuyahoga-county-delinquent-property-tax-lien-s...
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Thank you for your time,

Lily Miller

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Sent: Friday, November 29, 2013 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: message from NAACP LDF- Minorities & Tax Lien Foreclosure Abuse
Dear Ms. Miller,
 
Thank you for your email.  As noted in our letter to the DC Mayor and DC Council, we believe that tax lien systems can be abused in manners that disproportionately impacts racial minorities.  We would be delighted to discuss the situation in Cuyahoga County in greater detail.  I will be traveling for work next week, but I should have some time on Wednesday or Thursday.  Can you send me some times on those days that work for you (or other days that might work for you) and we can set up a phone call.
 
Best regards (and happy holidays),
Johnathan
 
Johnathan Smith
Assistant Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
1444 I Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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Budish continues controversial third party tax lien sales...

And no major media outlet will be saying anything about it... here's last editorial by NEOMG-PD:

 

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/03/sale_of_tax_liens_by_cuyahoga.html

Summit County Tax Lien Foreclosures

 

Foreclosure lawsuits on the rise in Summit County

Published: July 18, 2015 
Foreclosure lawsuits are back on the upswing in Summit County.
But it’s not because of banks and mortgage companies.
A California investment firm that has purchased thousands of property tax liens in the county over the last several years filed 681 foreclosure suits in the first six months of the year, accounting for 37 percent of all the filings.
Overall, the county recorded 1,842 mortgage and tax foreclosure suits over that period. There were 2,389 all of last year.
Without the lawsuits by Woods Cove II LLC of Pasadena, the county would have been on pace for about the same or even fewer than last year, said Daniel Horrigan, county clerk of courts.
“That’s still too high,” he said. “You don’t want any foreclosures.”
The Woods Cove lawsuits weren’t a surprise to county officials who had been notified last year that the company planned to seek foreclosure on as many as 1,032 properties.
Woods Cove has been the largest purchaser of tax liens in the county. Since 2011, the company has bought nearly $21 million worth, representing 4,611 properties.
Ohio law allows counties to sell tax-lien certificates to investors, who then go after the unpaid taxes. Investors charge the property owners the principal and interest to clear the lien.
If the owner doesn’t pay, the investor can foreclose after a year.
Summit hands out the money raised through the sales to schools and municipalities that are losing out on the unpaid property tax revenue.

 

Woods Cove couldn’t be reached for comment.
 
http://www.ohio.com/news/local/foreclosure-lawsuits-on-the-rise-in-summit-county-1.609377