A review of the case file reveals many specifics of the improper pirating of the home that overlooked the Thomas Carvel golf course. Mr. Durst had been negotiating the separate purchase of Tom Carvel’s private residence from 2001 through 2003. But at some point between late 2003 and early 2004, and after negotiations fell oddly silent, the Durst company simply obtained title to the property. Official records then showed that Durst owned all the land needed for an envisioned high-end housing development as he had previously purchased 2000 acres of Carvel property in 2001, which included the golf course, for a reported $8 million. Jury selection was completed Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
The only problem with the takeover of Tom Carvel’s home was that the Durst company did not actually buy the property. Someone had concocted a deed transfer based on the payment of back real estate taxes. The only problem with the Durst tax-lien-deed-transfer scheme was that Dutchess County does not allow such a procedure.
After a trial on the fraudulent real estate transfer in 2006, a court ordered the reversal of the deed from the Durst company back to the rightful owner. Records indicate that the same Judge who had signed off on the improper deed transfer to the Durst Company, and who would later order the correction of the fraudulent transfer, is also planned to preside over the jury trial for damages. Attorney John Loveless of Huff Wilkes is handling the court trial seeking damages from the Durst Company.
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