Mayor, Sheriff’s Office Sign Deal To Resume Foreclosed Home Sales
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Nutter has worked out a deal with the city court system and the new Sheriff that will allow for resumption this week of sales of foreclosed homes.
Sheriff’s sales had been on hold since January following the resignation of longtime Sheriff John Greene and turmoil surrounding his accounting and contracting practices. Now the acting Sheriff, Barbara Deeley, has signed two memoranda of understanding with Mayor Nutter and the courts aimed at cleaning up the massive bookkeeping mess.
President Judge Pamela Dembe said the city will send to the Sheriff’s office an attorney, a budget expert and a technology expert, “We have a number of good hearted and clever people who will help us get this done, and I think everyone in the city will be very proud of the results of this.”
The deal struck means that sales of foreclosed homes, which are handled by the sheriff’s office, will now resume. The first comes tomorrow with 225 properties up for auction.
Reported by Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio 1060