Hannity Invested in Apartments in a Low-Income Neighborhood – And Evictions Skyrocketed

 
 
 
Yet another blockbuster report on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s shady real estate empire reveals that eviction notices at one of his properties absolutely skyrocketed after he bought it in 2014.

The Guardian reports that eviction notices in the property have ballooned by 400 percent in the past four years, as “county court records say that judgments approving the removal of 61 different residents” from the building since Hannity took over. 

Over the previous four years, in contrast, a mere 12 residents were served eviction notices at the apartment complex.

Hannity’s attorney tells the Guardian that his client “is not involved in the management of these properties” and he also claims that “evictions only occur after a material breach of the lease terms.”

After his massive real estate holdings were reported by the Guardian earlier this month, Hannity framed his investments as gifts of charity to poor communities who were desperate for influxes of capital.

“The fact is, these are investments that I do not individually select, control, or know the details about; except that obviously I believe in putting my money to work in communities that otherwise struggle to receive such support,” Hannity said.

The Guardian also reported this month that one of Hannity’s real estate shell companies in 2012 bought 11 foreclosed homes from property dealer Jeff Brock, who four years later would be convicted on charges of bank fraud and conspiracy for his role in rigging foreclosure auctions.

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