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Resource ID: #21877
Subject: Property And Tax Records
Source: WPRI-TV (Providence, RI)
Date: 11/4 and 11/5



This two-part investigation found the process of tax sales unfairly favored speculators over those who were in jeopardy of losing property due to some owed money. Once a speculator bought a lien, he or she was sent notices of taxes owed on the property even though the owner was still responsible for paying. A few number of speculators bought the majority of liens on tax sale and also were likely to end up owning the property, though the system was supposed to be open.

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