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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Judge OKs sale of home over $6 tax bill

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- 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."



Anonymous said...

How sad that bureaucratic laws supercede what most people see as a common sense solution.

Just because something is written on paper does not make it right.

lmclain said...

Right. The punishment fits the crime here, for sure.
I would love to see who got to buy that house and find out which politician or local cronie it was.
At her age, and if was me, I'd buy $6.30 worth of gasoline burn that house to the ground.
What will she get? Life in prison???