Lots of local stuff this week –
TRI-CITIES, Wash. A real estate developer accused of bilking Tri-City residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in deals involving property foreclosures has been charged with theft.
Forty-seven-year-old Armen Lucius B. Weishaar of Richland pleaded not guilty Thursday in Benton County Superior Court and was jailed on $100,000 bail. Trial is set for Dec. 8.
He’s accused of keeping money he was given by investors to buy foreclosed properties.
The Tri-City Herald reports Weishaar was arrested Wednesday after police saw moving trucks outside his condo.
and then Friday, we learned more. I’ve met this guy, and like anytime you’ve met someone who winds up in the paper, for good or ill, you’re interested to see how it turns out.
And also, a builder with whom my clients have had personal, negative experience with, made the local paper and hit the TV stations with headlines that would give any PR director a migraine.
And I linked to something similar earlier in the year, so I don’t know if they’re repeating the story because it’s a slow news day or what. But, the Tri-Cities REMAINS a fantastic bargain.
Bye for now!