Posts Tagged ‘tax lien sales’

Meet the Man Behind D.C.’s Predatory Tax Lien Practices

His name is Mark Alan Schwartz. He's a 52-year-old Chicago lawyer. He owns a $1.7 million estate near Vail, Colo. And he's played a key role in kicking impoverished Washingtonians out of their homes over tiny unpaid debts.
The Washington Post has done yeoman's reporting on the manipulation of the District's tax lien sales, by which investors [...]

The Two Sides of Tax Lien Sales

In June, I profiled a house that's seen better days. The property, on Manor Place NW in Park View, has been boarded up for as long as anyone can remember. The city is unable to locate its owner, who appears to have died in 1988. He's listed on various documents as Irby L. Dickinson, Irby Dickenson, [...]