Hocus Pocus - Cover up of Cuyahoga County Corruption

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:09.

 

Armond Budish continues to operate with the same level of underhanded incompetence pioneered by his predecessors in Cuyahoga County government.   There is no attempt by the media - in this most recent case, Peter Krouse of Cleveland.com - to ask even the most obvious questions about these transactions.  

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/06/corruption_ties_to_delinquent.html

REALNEO has long documented the history of criminal incompetence under the former County Treasurer Jim Rokakis and his Deputy Treasurer Gus Frangos.  Both individuals should be named by Mark Griffin - the Inspector General, who released this report:

 

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3882899-Inspector-General-Review-of-Development-Dept.html

 

 

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Lilly Miller tracked fraudulent Cuy Cty transactions

It is well-documented that Jim Rokakis and Gus Frangos, while in office as treasurer and deputy treasurer, engaged in real estate transactions that deserve the scrutiny of the media and federal investigators.  Under their watch, the Department of Development handed out "Free Money" - and their joint control of the Board of Revision and Treasurer's office allowed them to "forgive" debt.  Both continue to abuse this wite-out power as Gus Frangos heads up the quasi-governmental "Land Bank."

http://realneo.us/content/g-z-development-llc-likes-purchase-real-estate...

http://realneo.us/content/cuyahoga-county-land-bank-president-gus-frango...

http://realneo.us/content/cuyahoga-county-land-bank-creators-dabble-ten-...

http://realneo.us/content/hypocrite-con-artist-gus-frangos-president-cuy...

http://realneo.us/content/gus-frangos-president-cuyahoga-county-land-ban...

http://realneo.us/content/land-bank-president-gus-frangos-shell-llc-prop...

 

http://realneo.us/content/delinquent-property-tax-liens-fraud-cuyahoga-c...

 

 

NOTE: Ken Surratt of Cuyahoga County Department of Development

 

 also sits on board of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank

- he appears in the credits at the City Club address 6/30.2017

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6JELEo9Ako
 

 

Cuyahoga County is named as a defendant in this case CV-11-766514. The loan appears to be unpaid. Leila Attasi began investigation in 2015 - and was shut down on the story by Advance media editors.
 
 
QUINN COURT PROPERTIES LLC C/O GUS FRANGOS DEFENDANT CV-11-766519 FIRST PLACE BANK v QUINN COURT PROPERTIES ET AL
 

 

 

 

 How is it that ANYONE who serves in local government

 

 (Rokakis/Frangos 1997-2012)- are allowed

to simultaneously conduct real estate transactions, when their government positions give them inside information on properties?

 Gabriel Baird was the only Plain Dealer reporter on to this conflict of interest.  Of course, he no longer works as a journalist in Northeast Ohio:

 

 

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/06/two_cleveland_housing_inspecto.h...

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/07/cleveland_housing_inspector_ge.h...

Cleveland housing inspector gets land city had paid to clear in

'massive screw-up'

A city development official formally notified the county treasurer of the city's interest in acquiring the land for redevelopment in December 2006, court records show.

But instead of placing the property in the city's land bank, records show, the county prosecutor's office put up the parcel for a sheriff's sale in February 2008. The county treasurer attempted to notify the city of the sale, but sent the notice to the wrong address.

Records show the notice went to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

The sheriff's sale attracted no bidders, so the land was turned over to the state for another public auction in August 2008, when Barnes placed the winning bid of $1,500. As part of the deal, the county waived $207,000 in back taxes and other assessments.

Robin Thomas, chief deputy to Treasurer Jim Rokakis, referred questions about the handling of the case to the prosecutor's office, which did not respond to a request for comment.

 

 

Land Bank> Cleveland Bricks> Tremont

The recently deceased and posthumously canonized Cleveland Housing "saints" Sammy Catania and former Housing Court Judge Ray Pianka- continue to operate from beyond the grave--making money for the Cleveland Bricks crooks who benefitted from their special relationship with the "Land Bank," the judge and the CDC real estate director:

Learn more about Cleveland Bricks and Gus Frangos:

http://realneo.us/content/gus-frangos-president-cuyahoga-county-land-bank-con-artist-jesus

 

I researched 2011 and 2012 deed transfers from the County's Land Bank.

The county's land bank is basically obtaining ownership of property and not transferring many properties.

Several deeds were transferred to community development corporations.

The top deed transfers went to:

1.    Cleveland Bricks LLC

2.    TC3 Properties

3.   Cleveland Green Homes

4.    Cleveland NSP Homes ( Neighborhood Stabilization Program)

5.    Jason Hager

 

Jason Hager is connected to Cleveland Bricks LLC

http://tremontwest.org/index/cms-filesystem-action?file=newsletters/july2017.pdf