Cuyahoga County Land Bank - Special Board Meeting - April 26, 2013 Cuyahoga Land Bank Scam Waste Fraud Conflict DISRUPT IT

Submitted by Gone Fishin on Sat, 04/20/2013 - 02:34.

 Next board meeting: 

April 26, 2013; 10:00 A.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation will hold a special board meeting at the location, date and time listed below. This meeting is open to the public pursuant to Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.


Lakeside Place

323 W. Lakeside Ave.

Room 400

Cleveland, OH 44113


April 26, 2013; 10:00 A.M.


Agenda will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.


Hopefully the issues with Hypocrite Con Artist Gus Frangos- President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank- hiding property behind numerous LLCs,  tax delinquent foreclosure auction, tax delinquent property, foreclosures on shell LLC's,  and several nuisance properties that looks like a war zone will be addressed at this "special board meeting".


The only 'special' agenda should be the removal of Gus Frangos as President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.  Now that would be special.


The board also needs to address the Cuyahoga County Land Bank giving property to connected out-of-state flippers, and the county land bank giving property to those that are tax delinquent.

The board should look into Jason Brooks and figure out why his numerous out-of-state LLC investor/flippers are the main beneficiaries of taxpayer property and why Jason Brooks is the preferred contractor.

And most importantly, the board should vote to remove Gus Frangos as President of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank - effective immediately.


Details on the numerous scams with Gus Frangos and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank can be found here


Gus Frangos is unethical and his conduct is a direct conflict of interest with the Cuyahoga County Land Bank's mission.  


Gus Frangos scams have  created a disruption within the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, and I will continue to DISRUPT IT until Frangos is removed.


Taxpayers need to wisen up and demand an end to Gus Frangos' collection of a six figure salary - paid by the collection of delinquent property taxes while his shell LLCs are or were tax delinquent for years.  


It is a very dangerous situation to have Gus Frangos in charge of millions of taxpayer dollars and thousands of parcels of land.


Contact the land bank board members today and demand the removal of Gus Frangos:


Pernel Jones, Jr.               Cuyahoga County Council

Mark Parks                       Cuyahoga County Treasurer

Anthony Brancatelli          Cleveland City Council

Thomas Fitzpatrick, IV,     Economist Federal Reserve

Kevin Kennedy                 Mayor  North Olmsted

Bobbi Reichtell                 Executive Director, Campus District

Brad Sellers                     Mayor  Warrensville Hts.

Chris Warren                   Chief of Regional Development- Cleveland



The PETITION to REMOVE GUS FRANGOS from the Cuyahoga County Land Bank is here



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Land Bank Meeting Agenda; WRITTEN PROPOSAL IAW ORC

IAW (In accordance with) Ohio Revised Code; please compose a written submission for the land bank board of directors and the public meeting asking for the removal of Gus Frangos and within the confines of the Charter of the Land Bank and the By Laws of the Land Bank...

1) By Laws
2) Charter
3) Ohio Revised Code
4) County Charter
5) Federal Law (CFR's)

Take away the emotion; cite the reference laws; attach the evidence; and write a summary proposal that requires signatures by the BOD to execute this mission immediately. Make it EASY for them to do the execution of this effort. Do the administrative work and use all your evidence to date to support your request....
Keep it factual and summarize at the end.. Make copies and present them to the BOD IN ADVANCE WITH WRITTE NOTICE VIA CERTIFIED MAIL so that they may integrate your wishes into the AGENDA. If not; you'll be put off til their next special BOD meeting..... and delayed one wants to be holding the pen that signs off on his's politics 101....also be sure to make an annotation that the land bank should never be able to pay him for any CONSULTING FEES or any of his Shell LLCs's that he has any relationship with from A-Z......for an indefinite period of time.

Cut off the financial support to corruption....Do not leave any part of the repercussions of his shell games to be left out of your proposal. This way the BOD can vote on multiple parts at once. (Make sure you have enough copies for all in presence.)

Give them this last opportunity make right the violations against the public at large. Make your entire proposal in MOTION FORMAT. Check their requirements for submitting motions for the board to approve in advance. They'll use any scam they can to delay your efforts...make sure we are all protected from further political retaliation via their buddies down at the County offices and connections in building and housing court.

Their relationships are continually empowering unequal leverage of laws between them and citizens at large. Our people don't deserve such social injustices...

Be sure to add a section about ETHICS VIOLATIONS and forward copies to the FBI,HUD, ATTORNEY GENERAL, INSPECTOR GENERAL, IRS, AND SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION; perhaps if you give them the work done to date; they'll find some ambition to cut their personal backroom ties with people like GF and begin doing legitimate business with countless others who get denied equal access to the same resources. It's about time for these agencies to quit leveraging federal and local funds to entities like the land bank who have disadvantageous powers over the community at large that they are supposed to be helping...

For anyone not associated with slush funds, grants, and extortionist levels of funding that is being leveraged by this land bank and who believes that it's okay for the to get help when normal citizens are being denied resources; then you need to quit living in your tunnelvision worlds and begin realizing what your lack of public input and participation has led to in our world at large.....pop another Xanax and this will just continue!

WAKE UP WORLD! People like Gone Fishin are putting their LIVES on the line so you can live in your little bubbles! Pay attention before our entire County is consumed by these vultures who DON'T PAY TAXES but thrive off of the losses of everyone else!!!!!!!! They are the biggest welfare recipients in this community and you all just feel intimidated by their suits!!!


SUITS GET WELFARE your expense..... GUS FRANGOS leads the way.... on your public dole. The land bank is funded by your losses. Hello....shake your heads; but pick up the phone or email someone in power to cease and desist these abusive practices against you and your neighbors at large!

Good day all!

Always Appreciative,

Frangos most popular on Realneo April 22, 2013

 The Realneo server had 150 plus readers most of this morning ....looking at Gone Fishin's reports.   Just sayin.

It isn't the amount of the traffic, but who is in the traffic.

And Monday morning is the biggest traffic time for every web site - because every worker looks at the web on their employer's clock. Seriously.

Check Google analytics.

it's true.

Mr. Frangos.  Google yourself.

Productive day

My house is a wreck and I didn't even shower today.   However, I consider today a very productive day with exposing Gus Frangos and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

This blog has over 1000 reads in just a few hours.  If you think that folks aren't paying attention, think again.

Social media is very powerful and I am just getting warmed up.  I will spend every ounce of energy that I have to end this scam and will continue exposing them until Gus Frangos is removed from the land bank.

I appreciate the ability to post on realneo and am grateful that ordinary citizens have an outlet in which to expose the scams that are being covered up by the local media and our pitiful elected officials.

The pitiful elected officials that had the ability to end this scam eight months ago when I first alerted them have IGNORED my complaint.

This has been a long  hard fight and I have spent hundreds of hours on this scam.  I intend to win this fight and have Gus Frangos removed from the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.




Thanks for the info, AngelinWard14



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Wow...almost 6500 reads in 4 days: People paying attention-FRAUD

You are welcome LM. I would be side by side with you every moment to keep revealing these social injustices at large if I could. I am with you in heart always...and the people of our region are beginning to realize how they have been DUPED into believing that these fake people and their fake fronts are abusing our public resources---at their tax paying expense.

Perhaps more citizens will step up and begin disrupting corruption that hurts everyone.

Maybe they are beginning to stop looking down their noses at the little folks getting chump change food stamps and starting to look at these public servants' welfare paychecks for hundreds of thousands of dollars to violate everyone....

It's about time more than a couple of us are fighting for the majority of our people.....

Hope all those people are beginning to come out to their fogs and realize how they have been victimized too.....maybe they'll step up; sign petitions; and wake up!


Always Appreciative,


Your family is much more important than this asshole.  You have already done more than your share.


Spread the word.


 The more people that are made aware of this scam will help me end it.

Once the public understands that this behavior is a pattern involving several people for many years, those responsible for ending this scam will have to step up to the plate.

Every time that I figure out another player, it leads me to more players and lots of properties.  The FBI will spend years unraveling this mess of LLCs.


Word needs to get out that Frangos and Rokakis were involved with several properties- including one that sold for TEN MILLION DOLLARS.


One of the many properties sold for TEN MILLION DOLLARS.                  $10,000,000,000 =  BIG WELFARE PAYCHECK



Public servants or serving themselves?



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We the citizens of Cuyahoga County ask that a civil/criminal cease and desist order be implemented to stop these criminals from doing ANY business in Cuyahoga County ever again. Let them liquidate; let them lose their lives, let them learn to live WITHOUT gravy (corrupt) jobs. Let others have a chance at working in Cuyahoga County who are honest, hardworking, and ethical people. CHANGE this REGIME's power structure....they are still violating our public at large until the current public elected officials implement a CEASE & DESIST ORDER!


Always Appreciative,

Hear! Hear! Jeff Buster approves this message!

 AngelnWard14 says what I say!

Turn over this entire mess to new people who are ethical.

Won't happen.

But, that doesn't discourage me or Angel.

We will beat our heads agaist the corrupt wall until the sun is able to shine through.

That's a fact you can take to the bank!

Nice comment Angel.


Jeff B


Who will save us from GUS FRANGOS????





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1) The creators of the Land Bank discouraged ethical real estate investors from doing business a long time ago. They created and lobbied for laws that created this Not for profit entity instead of implementing and lobbying for basic simple laws such as "POINT OF INSPECTION" at transfer laws for real estate in Cleveland. They deliberately allowed for the demise so that they could execute their 2020 Master Plans of Cleveland---which included ascertaining over $40 Million dollars in 2010-11 for Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland to DEMO all those demised properties and turn it all into GREEN SPACE...(And a party center for those without kids!)

2) The land bank is a government funded entity that provides it's workers with HUGE 6 figure incomes to ascertain property, decide about it's development (in consideration of their buddies and of course the Planning Commission 2020 Visions (Which they created----SERIOUSLY!) . So, these "REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES" basically get paid by the citizens OUTRAGEOUS SUMS OF MONEY TO ASCERTAIN, REHAB, DEMO, AND RESELL the properties to others....OF THIER PICKING...hmmmm..... Just like they got to pick and choose the people who lost their homes to the tax certificate sales game in our town. SEC VIOLATIONS. INEQUALITIES IN who got to save their homes... they CHOSE them individually...Gus certainly didn't lose his stuff....surreal. I bet if you track it more---you'll see his back taxes late were in arrears at some point and they waived all the fees---late fees, interest, penalties, and I bet the county somehow ABSORBED his costs before...that is probably a gteat speculation to be checked into during the Rokakis days of tenure and Frangos' days of being his buddy. I bet they were playing this on us for years before we brought it to the table. (Just a bet...just an instinct...Hint).

**** Key note here...I will NEVER forget when I called those offices back when Rokakis, Russo and their cronies were running this county and I found out that THE COUNTY WORKERS fudged up my Conveyence forms and put the wrong tax mailing address on my property taxes....ultimately---there was NO leniency for me and my family on that note---but the repercussions to this day have had my property taxes in limbo...most recently my property taxes went from about $300/year to over $2,000 OVERNIGHT. Unreal. I disagree with this valuation game. I will fight it, but it's an endless battle with their underhanded inflation of property taxes to sustain all these public services and public servant paychecks for people like GUS FRANGOS AND JAMES ROKAKIS...

** Is Gus Frangos the one who was a councilman in the late 70's or early 80's in Tremont????

3) Why would people who work for a living as real estate investors and who are ETHICAL---want to do business here???
1) They have to worry about stepping on plans of CDC's who retaliate with Code Enforcement Officers doing the City inspector jobs and own this town with their collusion with city council and the city housing court....??? Are you connected or not? Better watch out You could be looking at CRIMINAL HOUSING COURT JAIL, FINES in excess of tens of thousands, and a lack of real help if you needed it from the CDC because you may not be a part of their plans---but they many also want your property because it's in a zone where they get funds---business revitalization districts; empowerment zones, brownfield zones, enterprise zones....all that HUD MONEY KEEPS THEM IN BUSINESS>..... and boy does it help them keep a great about WELFARE RECIPIENTS!
***Just think about that video of Sammy Catania hitting Guy Templeton Black here....The gentrified think their shit doesn't stink...and that the quotas that sustain their entities----the poor etc...are not worthy of coexisting with them!!! Such fake people running those organizations for their paychecks....

2) It's all about who you know in Cleveland???

I am so sad for the hundreds of folks who call daily with crazy dilemmas driven by these CDC's and their plans....The people have been DEPRIVED PUBLIC INFO for generations while being used behind their backs to degrees of BILLIONS of dollars of money that only went into their pockets!!!! Those funds rarely made it to the little people....who really needed it.

3) Families have been DESTROYED BY THIS ROKAKIS AND FRANGOS REGIME.... The families who didn't measure up to their desires....But of course the Gay Bath House on Detroit got away with ascertaining funding for development in the 90's and then with their property taxes being allowed to grown into the six figures without being foreclosed upon....and then the little folks were losing houses...This is criminal. (Who was sleeping with who in that Club on Detroit???)

They made this entire city a nightmare maze of who's who and who's friends with who at every level for so long that the power structure still is like a cancer that is hyperactive around town....cancerous cells remain---like terrorists...running this town....If the FBI and other agencies continue to bust their balls and hold their heels to the fire---then perhaps the little small business investors around our region will continue to return with a sense of true American desire to partake in building American dreams in our town.....that will be the predominant way to invite veterans, immigrants, and families back to this town and inspire them to invest here....

As for now....this city/county still has to eradicate the social injustices that continue against the public at large!!!

Take all that money you are paying the land bank---and help families in trouble to save their own lifelong homes!!! There are still countless folks losing their homes. Revitalize their faith in our system... These guys are raping our citizens with their underhanded methods. Use that money to help start up investors. Donate those homes to homeless veterans. USE YOUR BRAINS and give some REAL FOLKS some HOPE!!!

Blessings.... colon cleanse.

Always Appreciative,

Gay Club on Detroit Avenue, Prostitutes, Vegas,Tiki Huts, Steak

The Gay Club on Detroit Avenue got a free ride on property taxes for many years.  It is my understanding the club also received community development money.

Now they are shut down- like the rest of this county.  Waste of community development money and property taxes for the chosen few.

Probably a  connection to Frank Russo - convicted of county corruption- although he was not in charge of property tax collection.

In return for overlooking and agreeing to certain conditions, the corrupt politicians were treated to  luxuries, such as prostitutes, trips to Las Vegas, Tiki Huts, Steak & Lobster Dinners, money, home improvements, etc...

Trace the real estate owners that got free tax rides for years and connect the dots.




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LOCATION: Lakeside Place
323 Lakeside Ave. W., Conference Room 400
Cleveland, OH 44113
DATE/TIME: April 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
PURPOSE: Special meeting to consider the following business:
1. Call to order by the Chair.
2. Approval of the minutes from the Board Meeting of March 22, 2013.
3. Review of Draft Preliminary Report to be submitted to Auditors
4. President’s Report
5. Other Business
6. Public Comment
7. Adjournment

[CoR §4.9.4]
April 25, 2013:

Always Appreciative,

Land Bank Code of Regulations CHANGED on 3/22/2013....

AMAZING: Specific Change:

Section 4.8.4. Posting of Agenda for Public Meetings of the Corporation. The Secretary shall post or cause to be posted on the publicly accessible website of the
Corporation the agenda for all meetings of the Corporation at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of such meetings, provided, however, that nothing in this Section 4.8.4 shall be construed as prohibiting a change to such agenda, whether by way of addition of an item to or deletion of an item from such agenda. [Amended and renumbered upon repeal of prior Section 4.2 Annual Meeting by Res. No. 2013-1 adopted on March 22, 2013]

Nice...amidst all the research to come to this point---they quietly changed the Code of Regulations....

Code of Regulations as updated 03/22/2013

Always Appreciative,