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Cuyahoga County - Thou Shall Not Steal Frank Giglio's property - Giglio gets his property back
Submitted by Gone Fishin on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 09:19.
A Member of the Demolition Crew Kicking Frank Giglio while he's Down!
We all recall the sad story of long-time property owner Frank Giglio- the owner of valuable property located in Tremont.
The City of Cleveland was determined to take the mortgage free property that was owned for over 20 years.
Councilman Joe Cimperman convinced the City of Cleveland and the others to demolish this poor guy's property- leaving him homeless for years.
Photo courtesy of Jeff Buster http://realneo.us/content/tremont-social-capital
I met Frank Giglio when I worked for Cleveland Housing Court in the mid 1990's while serving him copies of housing violations.
It was more than obvious that the city and court had it out for Frank Giglio.
Frank Giglio was afraid to appear in court.
When Giglio failed to appear in housing court, the former housing court judge set his bond at 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS- for petty housing code violations.
A bond much higher than a murderer. Giglio was repeatedly sent to jail over petty housing violations.
As an employee of housing court, I witnessed all of this.
The court also issued an order that the city could go in Giglio's home and clean-out his home. Throw all of the his belongings collected over 20 years in a dumpster.
I filed a motion with the court to allow Giglio to clean out his own home and spent several days assisting Giglio with the clean-up to avoid having his stuff dumped in a dumpster.
We cleaned the house spotless. The court dismissed the clean-out order, but that was not enough for the city. They wanted Giglio's property.
Cuyahoga County was also in on the act of stealing Giglio's property as they filed a delinquent property tax foreclosure because Giglio owed $184.50 on the vacant lot next to the house.
The county often overlooked delinquent property taxes for those connected, while targeting others for petty delinquent property taxes.
The tax foreclosure case was dismissed as the minimum amount for filing tax foreclosures is $500:
Below is a photograph of Frank Giglio- sitting in the rain - hopeless as he watches his home being destroyed by the demolition crew:
Photo courtesy of Jerleen http://realneo.us/content/frank-giglios-bashing-0
Photo courtesty of Jerleen http://realneo.us/content/bashing-tremont-1
With no money or house, Frank Giglio was forced to sleep in his yard in all sorts of weather.
I often check on my longtime friend to make sure he has food, money, and that he is still alive- not frozen to death.
On one of my many visits, I stumbled across his bed:
After the city and Councilman Cimperman demolished Giglio's home, the county filed a foreclosure to recover the demolition cost.
It was expensive to demolish a perfectly sound house with several tiled fireplaces, ornate woodwork, pillars, and other ornate architecture that can never be replaced.
I cleaned the house - top to bottom - and I know the condition of every inch of this house. This house did NOT require demolition.
The property tax foreclosure - which included the demolition fee - was granted and Giglio lost his mortgage free property.
However, the court order specifically mentioned ONLY parcel # 004-10-027:
ORDER OF SALE Parcel Number: 004-10-027 ORDER OF SALE, WITH REPORT OF SALE ATTACHED, RETURNED 06/20/2011. SOLD TO " JUSTIN HUGHES,LLC" FOR $24,879.45.. NO SALE FORECLOSURE CLERK FEE - $5.00 LEGAL NEWS ABSTRACT $ 5.00 *****SHERIFF FEES***** NOTICE TO PRINTER 3.00 SERVICE & RETURN 9.00 POUNDAGE(*) 367.68 COST OF DEED PREPERATION 50.00 LEGAL NEWS 105.00 =======TOTAL OF FEES $534.68 .
Frank Giglio owned two parcels of property. The property where the house once stood and a vacant lot next to the property.
Frank Giglio was always charged property taxes for BOTH parcels individually- parcels 00410027 & 00410028.
However, the county decided to give the politically connected new owner BOTH PARCELS- although that is NOT what the court order stated and NOT what the complaint requested.
For nearly two years, the empty lot that was NOT foreclosed upon and was NOT part of the court's order was illegally in the ownership of the property buyer of the vacant lot where the Giglio house once stood - Justin Hughes LLC.
Justin Hughes LLC was incorported by the politically connected Jason Beudert - who is also connected to the Leneghans and Tree House Bar.
The county simply gave the politically connected owner both parcels of Giglio's property- for NO LEGAL CAUSE.
Recently, I gave Frank Giglio some documents that proved he always paid taxes for both parcels and that the county considered Giglio's property as TWO PARCELS.
Frank Giglio also had numerous documents that proved the same.
The new county government - which replaced most of the corrupt politicians ( although there are still many corrupt politicians lingering around) - immediately noticed the 'mistake' the county made by illegally giving the politically connected Jason Beudert both of Frank Giglio's properties- absent a court order.
And the new officials corrected the mistake.
Frank Giglio's property - the vacant lot - has been returned to the rightful owner.
Below are photographs that I took on the same date in which the new owner of the ONE lot got carried away with greed and decided to destroy BOTH PARCELS of land- including the lot that was NOT his:
Below is Frank's bed after they destroyed HIS PROPERTY:
The houses across the street from Giglio's property have been vacant for at least 30 years.
Historical property left to rot. Vacant property and not owner occupied as Giglio's property was.
Numerous housing violations for years and never any violations issued with the court. No demolitons for these properties.
I have numerous photos of the violations on the other properties and will post them on a later date.
The photographs were taken during the same period of time in which Frank Giglio was harassed and became homeless.
There is a lot of movement now with the property across the street- owned by Grace Hospitals.
Obvious repairs are being made to the properties that have been neglected for decades.
I believe that someone has big plans for the two properties across the street from Giglio. I believe parking lots will be needed for their plans- which more than likely will include another bar in Tremont.
The attempted theft of Frank Giglio's property has been corrected. This property IS OWNED BY THE RIGHTFUL OWNER- FRANK GIGLIO.
Whatever plans the thieves had for Giglio's property has left the thieves shit out of luck.
The property stealing thieves got busted.
We are going to place "NO TRESPASSING" signs on Frank Giglio's property that was 'mistakenly' stolen.
If the thieves step one foot on this property, they will be charged with trespassing.
The attempted theft of Frank Giglio's property was probably the last dirty act performed by Jim Rokakis while he was in office.
The other dirty act of attempting to steal Frank Giglio's lot - also done by Jim Rokakis - when Rokakis pushed for a tax foreclosure when Giglio owed $184.50.
The county treasurer's office has the sole ability to pick and choose which property to push for delinquent property tax foreclosure.
Jim Rokakis should have focused his attention on his OWN employee - Gus Frangos - who was hiding RENTAL property behind numerous shell LLCs and NOT paying property taxes. http://realneo.us/content/gus-frangos-president-cuyahoga-county-land-bank-con-artist-jesus
Instead, the county focused their attention on helpless property owners and attempted to foreclose on property for less than TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in property taxes- while other connected property owners - including Gus Frangos' brother Lou - got a free ride on property taxes FOR YEARS. http://realneo.us/content/brian-stark-stark-group-real-estate-radio-show-does-not-pay-property-taxes-gus-frangos-appea
According to an employee of Jim Rokakis, Councilman Joe Cimperman constantly encouraged Jim Rokakis' office to file the tax foreclosure for $184.50.
Instead of the City of Cleveland focusing on rental property owned by Gus Frangos - PRESIDENT of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank- and demolishing these dumps that should have been demolished years ago, the city screws with property owners that lack the ability to fight back.
NO VIOLATIONS WERE EVER FILED IN COURT FOR GUS FRANGOS' DUMPS - which are still standing with doors and windows wide open:
MORE pictures of Gus Frangos' dumps here http://realneo.us/content/gus-frangos-president-cuyahoga-county-land-bank-and-his-shell-llc-properties-new-photos
There were lots of 'mistakes' made relative to Frank Giglio's property. This 'mistake' backfired.
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