There has been a long-standing theory put forth by many NoMi bloggers, that when an unscrupulous investor picks up a property though mortgage fraud or slumlord tactics, the property then cycles through a series of such owners. This has been borne out through Boler/Newell fraud properties being bought by Danna D III and TJ Waconia homes purchased by Robert Serr, among others. So when the Strib broke the story about the "Beat Down Boys" and their ties to at least seven properties where mortgage fraud occurred, I wanted to find out which houses they were.
I asked on the Minneapolis Issues Forum if anyone could confirm whether the Criminal Complaint document contained the addresses, or if like the Larry Maxwell document, the addresses were partially blocked. I was told it was the former, so I tracked down the complaint and have reposted it here. The addresses listed in the Complaint are:
- 3751 Logan Ave N, Gustafson's home, assault occurred there.
- 3315 Nicollet Ave S #1, Neuberger's apartment, drug deal negotiated, but did not occur there.
- 3618 Washburn Ave N, where sale of cocaine occurred.
- 3414 James Ave N, sale of cocaine occurred.
- 3638 Sheridan Ave N, home of Jessie Hoff, another member. Illegal firearms sale occurred there.
- 2615 Newton Ave N, mortgage fraud, destroyed by fire four months after purchase.
- 4759 Washburn Ave N, mortgage fraud.
- 901 Lowry Ave NE, mortgage fraud, foreclosed less than a year after purchase.
- 3500 Queen Ave N, mortgage fraud, no payment made, home destroyed by arson.
- 2607 Morgan Ave N, mortgage fraud, foreclosed.
- 6182 Zealand Ave N, New Hope, mortgage fraud, meeting place for some Beat Down Boys meetings, foreclosed.
- 3214 Vincent Ave N, mortgage fraud, foreclosed.
The property info look-up service on the City of Minneapolis website has been acting up, at least on my server. Links and other information will be added later.