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The vicious game of Baltimore tax sales

Heaven forbid you fall back on your property taxes in Baltimore City and your home goes to the property tax sale! Not only will you pay 18 percent interest on the money, you will pay ever increasing legal fees, and the city will demand that you pay taxes that are not overdue. Then, to top this off, no arrangements can be made. They want all that money to redeem your property at once.

There was a story not long ago about bid rigging in this process. Well, the city employees sure know these predatory lawyers pretty well. How many people lost their homes dues to this unfair process?

It is not a service to the residences of Baltimore. It seems like a card game with a stacked deck and dealing from the bottom. This has to stop. Please, Baltimore Sun, expose this vicious game. We need a new dealer!

Terry Boyd, Baltimore

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