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Baltimore officials manually reviewing properties on tax sale list to find errors

Baltimore officials manually reviewing properties on tax sale list to find errors

Baltimore officials are working through the city's tax sale files to remove all state and federal property, part of a broad review of the controversial process that helps the city collect some $20 million a year in unpaid bills.

Finance Director Henry Raymond said officials began the project after a computer error caused them to mistakenly sell tax liens on the Orioles and Ravens stadiums last month. The properties should not have been offered for sale because they are owned by a state agency.

An analysis of auction records by The Baltimore Sun showed the city also sold liens on at least five other state-owned properties. The city offered some 10,800 liens in the annual tax...

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