News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Hospice of the Western Reserve


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Cuyahoga County judge sentences house flipper to two years in prison
Florida man used forged documents to sell hundreds of houses
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
Naples, Fla., resident Blaine Murphy will serve two years for telecommunications fraud and tampering with records.
Courtesy of State of Florida
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
A Florida man who used forged documents to sell hundreds of dilapidated houses across Ohio will spend the next two years in prison.
LISTEN: MUSSMAN ON BLAINE MURPHY

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:19)


Naples, Fla., resident Blaine Murphy pleaded guilty to 10 counts of tampering with records and one count of telecommunications fraud.

Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecutor Greg Mussman says Murphy used pseudonyms to sign house deeds, making him difficult to track when the properties went to ruin.

Murphy’s actions have also hurt community property values, Mussman says. In some cases, it may be worth it to refurbish the properties.

“But, in most cases, the best case scenario that each neighbor can deal with is that these homes are demolished," Mussman said. "So the neighborhoods are becoming parking lots. They’re empty lots now and that’s the best these neighborhoods can hope for with these homes because they’re so dilapidated.”

Mussman says Murphy will also have to pay $1 million in restitution and $100,000 in fees and serve his five years of probation in Slavic Village, where he flipped some of the houses.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
Hi, Does anyone know the number - in the pbs special "Last Days of Vietnam" documentary, of how many Vietnamese were evacuated? Please e-mail me the answer. T...

Protest planned at tomorrow's FirstEnergy meeting
The problems of the poor and downtrodden have nothing to do with First Energy. They are the result of Republican legislators who consistently reduce taxes on th...

Ohio bill would help smaller communities with LGBT discrimination laws
Do we not try and have rights for all individuals equally? On the HUD list of "preferred" candidates who get "special consideration" it states that: For purp...

Ohio likely will continue with two types of police academies
Wake up people your wanting a Harvard law school education for a job that may pay a little over the poverty level. I don't know anyone who could support a wife ...

Police Week's ties from NE Ohio to D.C.
The men and women in blue who risk their lives everyday to serve and protect us....and this is as much recognition and appreciation that NPR/WKSU feels to offer...

First in a Series: How charter schools got a foothold in Ohio
If the interest where in education and there would be oversight of taxpayer dollars, charter schools would be okay. However, Charter School in Ohio are purely f...

Near West Theater raises the curtain at its new home with 'Shrek the Musical'
When I heard you were doing an article about the Near West Theater, I was very excited, because I had seen the lobby artwork in process on the floor of the arti...

Northeast Ohio pastors want to talk reform with Akron-based FirstEnergy
It's great that this First Energy bailout request is getting media coverage. First Energy is asking to be allowed to NOT find the best costing energy to sell us...

Pluto: The Cavs and LeBron have to make changes for Game 2 vs. Bulls
Cleveland Press Coverage "WAKE UP CALL" I'm amazed at the writing style of Cleveland's press. Do they teach these optimistic skills in school or is it mandatory...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University