Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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The House Hunt from Hell
OK, some know that I have been looking for another house, mainly to have a spot big enough to build a shop/garage so I can do my restoration work without having to deal with $1200 monthly in rent and having to drive 15 miles each way each day just to get to the shop.
The quest has taken me to beautiful Clark County where I found out that "RANCH" could also be used to describe "DOUBLEWIDE". I ventured to the Bridges of Madison County where I found a very nice house with 4.5 acres for a nice price but the surrounding neighborhood was a cross between Meth Alley and the Britney Spears Memorial Trailer Park.
I don't ask for much, I don't really like the McMansions or their associated McVillages and Homeowners Associations that get their panties in a wad when I swing the AMG in a bit too quickly once or twice. If I want to put up a flag pole, that does not need to go to a committee, period.
So I have confined my quest to some nice neighborhoods that have enough room [about .8 acres] that I can add a nice garage and without an Association that I would inevitably abbreviate incorrectly each time I needed to write them a missive.
Winnowing my choices down I have a few. Several even have the Mercedes seal of approval [see pic below]. But one in particular seemed both interesting AND inexpensive. In range of the neighborhood BUT just enough below to pique my interest. Then the chat with the Real Estate Dominatrix. "It will need to go through the Courts." NOW was the time for the extensive McBear research monster to get to work. It didn't take long.
So the question is, I can get it cheap but when he gets out of the Big House he might just want his stuff back. It could get interesting.
Core-Mark International Hit Hard by Scam Artist
Publication: convenience store news
Date: Monday, July 19 2004
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Core-Mark International, a distributor of tobacco and convenience store products based in San Francisco, was one of the wholesalers hit hardest by the owner of two Kentucky cigarette stores whom the U.S. Secret Service said defrauded wholesalers, banks and others of nearly $1.8 million, reported the Associated Press.
A civil forfeiture action has been filed against three homes -- worth about $590,000 -- owned by Zafar Nasir and his wife.
Nasir, 38, pleaded not guilty to a state criminal charge that parallels the federal forfeiture allegations. His arrest warrant claimed he was involved in a criminal syndicate with four others who were not identified.
In an affidavit, Secret Service agent Paul A. Sims said Nasir, the owner of Cigarettes for Less in Lexington, executed his scheme by obtaining credit cards and checks in the names of other businesses and people. He used them to buy cigarettes and gift cards for resale in Kentucky and other states, the affidavit said.
The Secret Service affidavit said Nasir and others bounced about $668,000 on money orders, mostly to Core-Mark, drawn on a closed account that had belonged to another company.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.
Last edited by mcbear; 01-31-2008 at 01:41 PM.