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(WCAX Vermont)   Not news: mentally disabled man conned into selling property ahead of town tax auction. News: at a fraction of its value. FARK: by the governor   ( divider line
    More: Fail, developmentally disabled, fraction, college town, appraised value  
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2013-05-25 01:35:59 AM  
An addendum to my earlier post:
If the seller is proved to be mentally deficient, I think the contract would be invalidated by a court.
However, if the seller was able to live on his own without assistance for years, it could be difficult to prove he was that mentally incapable. The question becomes one of "who's responsible for his property and decisions?" Also, if he legally inherited the property and there was no trustee over it, then he was probably determined to be capable of owning the property.
2013-05-25 01:54:27 AM  
He says the governor gave him $3,000 at closing and claims Shumlin kept the rest of the money, using it to pay off Dodge's back taxes and also child support.

i hoping there were legal liens filed for that disbursement otherwise Shumlin is in trouble.
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