FLORIDA – Judge throws out $458,100 condo sale, says Clearwater attorney tricked bidders

CCFJ.NET:  Judge throws out $458,100 condo sale, says Clearwater attorney tricked bidders

Article Courtesy of The Tampa Bay Times
By Susan Taylor Martin

Published August 27, 2017

 Pinellas County Circuit Judge Jack St. Arnold on Monday threw out the $458,100 sale of a gulf-front condo because of what he called an “unscrupulous” and “conniving” scheme to trick bidders at a foreclosure auction.

His ruling means that the owners of Orlando Realty Group will get back the money they bid on what turned out to be a second mortgage held by a company connected to Clearwater attorney Roy Skelton. Only later did the bidders discover that a different lender had a superior first mortgage and could soon foreclose, leaving them with no condo and out nearly a half million dollars.  Read more:

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