Plymouth ParkTax Services
aka J P MORGAN CHASE
PropertyTax Foreclosure Scam
The above picture is a former homeowner on eviction day. His family owned the home in which he was evicted for nearly 50 years.
The property owner was evicted from his home after a property tax foreclosure was ordered in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
The homeowner lost his home - owned for nearly 50 years- for property tax arrears in the amount of $2,000, despite paying nearly $6,000 to Plymouth Park Tax Services, aka Xspand, towards the arrearage and in an effort to settle this case.
(see copies of the payments below)
Below are copies of the excessive fees issued by Plymouth Park Tax Services, aka Xspand.
Below is a photo of the property tax foreclosure victim also on eviction day. The mentally ill victim is looking out his door after realizing that representatives from Plymouth Park Tax Services were knocking on his door- to kick him out of his home owned for nearly 50 years.
Unfortunately, due to the victim's mental health status, he was not fully aware of what was about to happen and did not pack or move any of his belongings prior to the knock on his door.
The former homeowner now resides in a homeless shelter.
Another example of this scam and other victims:
Below are copies of suspicious property tax liens that have already cost the homeowners (senior citizens) their property.
However, there is a pending civil lawsuit regarding these suspicious liens.
The homeowners have requested privacy, so all of the information identifying the homeowners has been redacted.
Notice in the above photo (circled areas) that the original tax lien was filed on 10/13/2000, with the time stamp date simply crossed out, and refiled again on 11/16/2004- four years later.
The reason for this suspicious refiling is because the tax liens are cancelled after six years, according to O.R.C. 5721.37
The tax foreclosure was filed on November 7, 2007- which would have made the above tax lien , originally dated October 13, 2000, invalid due to time restrictions.
Above is another copy of a second tax lien, relative to the same property, which was time stamped on 10/17/02 , original date crossed out, and refiled again on 11/16/2004- two years later.
The following pictures are of three additional victims. All three of these families have lost their mortgage free homes to Plymouth Park Tax Services, aka Xspand. All three of these houses were each owned for decades.
The Ali family pictured above.
Cuyahoga County is under a massive federal corruption investigation which publicly began in 2008. Search warrants were isssued for the homes and offices of several public officials.
The ongoing investigation has resulted in numerous convictions and pending federal charges.
I believe that Plymouth Park Tax Services is directly involved with the county corruption.
Jim Florio, the former Governor of New York, is politically connected and is also the former owner of Plymouth Park Tax Services, aka Xspand.
Cuyahoga County's former County Treasurer, Jim Rokakis, lobbied for and initiated the delinquent property tax lien process beginning in 1999- with NO BID contracts.
Jim Rokakis also gave Plymouth Park Tax Services a $50,000 grant to "study" delinquent property tax liens in Cuyahoga County.
After I began my investigation into Plymouth Park Tax Services and the thousands of property tax foreclosures filed in Cuyahoga County, I discovered that Plymouth Park Tax Services was delinquent with paying their own property taxes on nearly 100 properties obtained via a delinquent tax foreclosure.
Below is a list of all the property that was owned by Plymouth Park Tax Services and delinquent with property taxes at the time of my investigation.
Plymouth Park finally paid most of their delinquent property taxes - some owed for years- after I made my discovery public.
672-06-060 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, L 01613 ELBERON EAST CLEVELAND
131-35-141 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE LLC 03733 E 53 CLEVELAND
138-12-107 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE LLC 04150 E 138 CLEVELAND
671-10-096 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE LLC 13909 ORINOCO EAST CLEVELAND
110-17-129 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE, LLC 00890 E 130 CLEVELAND
546-36-052 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE, LLC 13215 ALVIN GARFIELD HEIGHTS
672-26-049 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE, LLC 01516 LUXOR EAST CLEVELAND
137-16-004 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE, LLC 12414 FARRINGDON CLEVELAND
113-21-075 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICE, LLC 01061 E 167 CLEVELAND
108-27-035 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 10805 EARLE CLEVELAND
110-15-038 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 00805 E 131 CLEVELAND
681-38-050 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 00942 PEMBROOK CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
683-23-098 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 03625 WASHINGTON CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
763-02-113 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 24275 DONOVER WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS
784-30-032 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 15127 GRANGER MAPLE HEIGHTS
782-21-063 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 19919 MOUNTVILLE MAPLE HEIGHTS
687-01-020 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 03230 REDWOOD CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
139-04-134 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES LLC 03877 E 142 CLEVELAND
007-29-096 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 04002 TRENT CLEVELAND
546-32-079 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 13408 SOUTH PARKWAY GARFIELD HEIGHTS
541-09-085 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 04673 E 85 GARFIELD HEIGHTS
312-25-045 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 13421 EMERSON LAKEWOOD
138-12-135 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 04072 E 139 CLEVELAND
138-20-051 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 04344 E 141 CLEVELAND
117-16-005 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 01827 HALDANE CLEVELAND
113-23-132 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 16910 GROVEWOOD CLEVELAND
111-21-025 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 13417 RUGBY CLEVELAND
115-31-069 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 15720 MANDALAY CLEVELAND
117-23-017 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 01998 TORBENSON CLEVELAND
113-16-019 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 00353 E 156 CLEVELAND
115-21-081 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 00763 E 152 CLEVELAND
115-21-074 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 00794 E 154 CLEVELAND
113-15-035 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 00341 E 156 CLEVELAND
142-03-024 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 04115 E 146 CLEVELAND
141-08-085 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 16205 JUDSON CLEVELAND
138-02-100 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 03967 E 121 CLEVELAND
129-24-014 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 12528 FOREST CLEVELAND
136-02-090 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 03920 E 99 CLEVELAND
127-22-084 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 09601 HEATH CLEVELAND
134-13-172 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 07812 FORCE CLEVELAND
130-07-063 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 03279 E 130 CLEVELAND
110-31-021 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 01237 E 114 CLEVELAND
110-15-037 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 00807 E 131 CLEVELAND
107-23-313 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 1373 EAST CLEVELAND
020-12-074 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LL 12724 CARRINGTON CLEVELAND
107-23-316 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 1373 EAST CLEVELAND
107-07-077 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 07915 SOWINSKI CLEVELAND
129-16-037 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 02850 E 127 CLEVELAND
139-16-097 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES
143-03-058 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 16201 MYRTLE CLEVELAND
722-01-056 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 03546 RAYMONT UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS
682-18-065 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 00861 QUARRY CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
644-28-076 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 22701 SHORE CENTER EUCLID
511-08-029 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 03962 E 41 NEWBURGH HEIGHTS
315-08-109 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 01521 CLARENCE LAKEWOOD
138-20-130 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 04328 E 143 CLEVELAND
139-03-006 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 03769 E 140 CLEVELAND
130-07-013 PLYMOUTH PARK TAX SERVICES, LLC 03279 E 128 CLEVELAND
672-06-123 Plymouth Park Tax Service LLC 01642 LOCKWOOD EAST CLEVELAND
105-18-002 Plymouth Park Tax Services LLC 00857 E 75 CLEVELAND
If former Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis was not aware that Plymouth Park Tax Services was not paying their own property taxes, he should have been. Collecting property tax was his job.
How could this company file thousands of delinquent property tax foreclosures when they were not paying their own taxes on properties in which they foreclosed?
Is it possible that the former owner of Plymouth Park Tax Services , Jim Florio, had a relative working in the County property tax department?
Unfortunately, in Cuyahoga County anything is possible.
There is an employee in the Cuyahoga County Boards of Revision by the name of Chris Florio. Jim Florio does have a son by the name of Chris Florio.
Chris Florio was apparently up to no good during his employment- which began in 2004. The same year in which Plymouth Park Tax Services was awarded the no bid contract.
During Chris Florio's employment, the following suspicious transactions occurred:
Cuyahoga County boards approve reductions in property assessments to their own members behind closed doors:
• Chris Florio, a board member since 2004, requested a $5,000 decrease on a vacant North Royalton property in 2008. The board decreased the value by $4,900, electronic records show. But paper files for that case have inexplicably disappeared, leaving no way to determine who signed off on the decrease or how quickly the decision was made.
Florio's wife, Sharon, requested a $14,200 decrease on a Parma condo on March 2009. After a closed-door deliberation, a board gave her a $14,000 reduction in 37 days, records show.
Florio's son, Christopher, asked for a decrease for a North Royalton home, valued at $187,400 in April 2007. He received a $19,100 reduction within 17 days, records show. Again, the decision was made without a public hearing.
In 2006, in an apparent scheme to expedite the delinquent property tax foreclosure process to possibly benefit Plymouth Park Tax Services, Jim Rokakis initiated an accelerated foreclosure process that expedited the time frame for certain foreclosures - including delinquent property tax foreclosures- reducing the time from several years to only a few months:
Accelerated Foreclosure Cases Filed
The program stems from a new state law that allows counties to bypass the normal court process and carry out a foreclosure administratively, reducing the time it takes to foreclose from two-plus years down to as little as three months. County Treasurer Jim Rokakis says the huge backlog of foreclosure cases causes abandoned homes to sit for many months, attracting crime and driving down the value of neighboring properties.
Rokakis says the program only applies to homes that are tax delinquent, abandoned or vacant.
Plymouth Park Tax Services, aka Xspand, has had other similar cases in Pennsylvania:
Montco Commish Race Set To Explode
This stems from litigation filed by Municipal Revenue Services against Xspand which, on February 24, 2005, won MontCo’s “no-bid” tax collection contract worth at least $600,000. There was neither prior issuance of a Request for Proposal nor any public bidding or negotiation with competing vendors.
MRS claims Xspand—plus other people and companies—engaged in unfair competition; this includes secret communications between Xspand personnel and these two MontCo commissioners. MRS produces evidence that their leak of private, internal data undermined the public trust, is illegal, and allowed a lucrative contract to be steered to the favored, politically-connected Xspand.
MRS charges the conduct that led to outsourcing the functions of MontCo’s internal Tax Collection Bureau violated the Lanham Act, Sunshine Acts, and the Pennsylvania Public Official and Employee Ethics Act. Essentially, these laws mandate that governmental business be conducted publicly and fairly.
MRS concluded its court filings thusly: “It is highly improper and a violation of the State Ethics Act for any public official to leak confidential information to vendors …about Montgomery County’s strategies” because such pre-meeting disclosure of “non-public, confidential information…violated the public trust and betrayed the public interest.”
The “Pennsylvania Public Official and Employee Ethics Act”prohibits office-holders from gaining personally from their public service. They are prohibited from releasing confidential information, defined as “Information not obtainable from reviewing a public document or from making inquiry to a publicly available source of information.”
If the Cuyahoga County corruption probe does not include Plymouth Park Tax Services, it should.