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Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:40 PM

Widow loses house over $6 (Yes Six Dollars)

A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.

The decision last week turned down Eileen Battisti's request to reverse the September 2011 sale of her home outside Aliquippa in western Pennsylvania.

"I paid everything, and didn't know about the $6.30," Battisti said. "For the house to be sold just because of $6.30 is crazy."

Beaver County Common Pleas Judge Gus Kwidis wrote that the county tax claim bureau complied with notification requirements in state law before the auction. She had previously owed other taxes, but at the time of the sale she owed just $235, including other interest and fees.

"There is no doubt that (she) had actual receipt of the notification of the tax upset sale on July 7, 2011, and Aug. 16, 2011," the judge wrote. "Moreover, on Aug. 12, 2011, a notice of sale was sent by first class mail and was not returned."

The property sold for about $116,000, and most of that money will be paid to Battisti if further appeals are unsuccessful. An attorney for the purchaser did not return a phone message on Monday.


Cliven Bundy lives off public land for 20 years and continues to do so, while a widow gets kicked out of her own house for $6?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:49 PM

1. Really it is 236 dollars she owed


Plus she is getting all the money but 235 dollars. Kinda weird but she ignored the mailings.....The USPS is an outstanding organization who I doubt didn't deliver the mailings especially 3 times. Bundy did not owe property taxes. Totally different situation.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:53 PM

2. Yeah, totally different $235 vs $1,000,000

Both owed to a government entity.
Meanwhile IRS personnel get bonuses while owning back taxes.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 29, 2014, 12:56 PM

3. Yes your right


However, you are comparing apples and oranges. the Pennsylvania home is due to property taxes to local county in PENNSYVANIA. The farmer owes the money to the federal government but had paid his Nevada Taxes in full. The Federal government will have to take care of the Farmer at some point or maybe not...I don't know.

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