1318 N Washington Street

Property Address:  1318 N Washington Street, Baltimore, MD 21213 Property Owner:  Herbert C Lee, 2744 The Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21218 City Council District and Contact:  District 13, Warren Branch This property owner has been sued by some of the worst slumlords in Baltimore — Scott Wizig, and Jack and Harvey, Inc. (owned by convicted bid-riggers […]

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Judge to Stollof: No Palm Beach For You!

In an act that truly defines the word “chutzpah”, convicted tax cheat and bid-rigger Jack Stollof asked the court to allow him to winter in Palm Beach, Florida instead of having to tough it out in Baltimore.  The judge said no, we’re happy to see.  Many thanks to Baltimore Crime for linking to the full […]

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Jack Stollof Sentenced

Jack W. Stollof, the second of the three Baltimore men indicted in Federal court for tax-sale bid-rigging, was sentenced to home detention for one year and a fine of $800,000 for his part in the illegal scheme.  You can read more about his sentence in this Baltimore Sun article. Stollof’s business partner, Harvey Nusbaum was […]

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Slumlord-Owned SW Baltimore Home Raided by Police

Last night, 1125 Carroll Street in the Washington Village neighborhood was raided by police.  According to a source, among the items seized were a Glock 26, a ski mask, heroin, crack in vials, and large bags of marijuana.  Sources also tell us 1125 Carroll Street has been a problem house for quite some time, one […]

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News and Link Roundup

I came across this link from photographer Kevin Bauman and wanted to share it with our readers — 100 Abandoned Houses.  More art than advocacy, he manages to capture the downtrodden soul of these structures.  We’re also quite fond of Abandoned America. Detroit mayor Dave Bing has promised to demolish 3,000 vacant structures before the […]

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Link Roundup: Events and Legislation

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is holding its 2010 conference in Washington DC. The NCRC 2010 National Conference includes plenary sessions, workshops and networking on how we can help those communities hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis and address widespread unemployment.  The conference will also feature events to commemorate NCRC’s 20th anniversary. For information, or […]

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Baltimore County Attorney and Real Estate Investors Face Federal Prison

As an update to the Nusbaum/Berman/Stollof tax-sale bid rigging scheme posts, we’ve learned that Harvey Busbaum, a Baltimore County attorney, has worked out a plea agreement with Federal prosecutors.  For his part in the illegal scheme, Nusbaum has agreed to a maximum term of 1-1/2 years in a Federal prison, along with an $800,000 fine.  […]

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Slumlord Stollof Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging

As reported in today’s Baltimore Sun, Jack W. Stollof, one of three men accused of bid-rigging by Federal prosecutors, plead guilty to rigging auction bids.  Stollof, who is known for suing homeowners for overdue grount rent payments, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. “Throughout my life of almost 75 […]

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US Attorney to Nusbaum and Stollof: No Deal in Bid Rigging Scheme.

Word to the wise:  Just because you told someone else that you were going to commit a crime before you committed said crime, you can’t use that in your defense at trial. According to a December 14 article in the Daily Record, Harvey Nusbaum and Jack W. Stollof, accused of bid-ridding in tax sale auctions, […]

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