Additionally, I require the assessed values of each parcel, the minimum bid amounts, the winning bid amounts, as well as the actual amount, in each case, of the escheated funds.
I think it’s time we get to the bottom of this “escheating” thing.
As you know, I’ve maintained all along it was county treasurers and prosecutors who put your office up to this “foreclosure rescue scheme” nonsense, and this exercise, I believe, will show why.
Should be interesting.
After all, there had to be some reason for this investigation, especially since no consumer ever complained to your office about any transaction with me.
Pierce County Prosecutor Bob Dick asked you to step in and put the hurt on me.
He was tired of me targeting abandoned properties and tying up tax sale overages that traditionally escheated to his county.
And me filing 12 Pierce County applications for overages in 2002 probably didn’t help.
betting it all
I’ve maintained all along this whole thing, at its core, is nothing but a turf war, with counties unhappy I acquire what they view as their exclusive property – unclaimed tax sale overages.
It’s been their gravy train for years, and me stepping in and spoiling all the fun was probably too much for them to ignore.
I’m betting it all that it’s why we’re here today, and more importantly, I think I can prove it.
So, let’s see what’s escheated over the last handful of years and learn why counties are so upset with me. To do so, I’ll be using the Public Records Act, asking county treasurers for their records.
And, I’ll be looking for support from your office to make sure counties are in compliance with the act.
This email went out to each county treasurer today . . .
Dear County Treasurer:
Pursuant to the Public Records Act, I request the following information:
A complete financial accounting, going back no less than ten (10) years, of all funds escheating to your county pursuant to RCW 84.64.080. This, of course, relates to tax sale overages.
Please note that all related information should be included . . .
Specifically, the date of the tax foreclosure sales, the taxpayers’ names, the tax parcel numbers, and the actual addresses of the properties foreclosed.
Additionally, I require the assessed values of each parcel, the minimum bid amounts, the winning bid amounts, as well as the actual amount, in each case, of the funds that escheated to your county.
Of course, I will be glad to pay for copies of all information, pursuant the statute, and affirm the information will not be used for commercial purposes.
Please confirm receipt of this email and kindly give this matter your prompt attention, as required by the act. If you have questions about my request, please do not hesitate to contact me at once via my email address.
I trust you’ll do your utmost to provide all information requested in a timely manner. It is that important. Thank you.
Getting this investigation off the ground
So, as a result of this request, we’ll soon find out what the actual escheating funds numbers look like.
Even better, we’ll discover not only what’s at stake, but what precipitated this investigation and why there can be no doubt it is 100% agenda driven.
Stay tuned . . . it’ll be a hoot.
In the arena,