Friday, October 25, 2019

Baldwin Park Mayor Lozano Cheats LA County of $10,000 of property tax and refuses to pay $25,000 back to the City

Mayor Manuel Lozano being sued
for filing a malicious prosecution claim against activist.
For the last two and a half years, Baldwin Park's Mayor Manuel Lozano is currently cheating both Los Angeles County and the City of Baldwin Park by shorting the County approximately $10,000 or $3,900 a year. He's also not paying back a $25,000 loan his father borrowed from the City. This is how Lozano's scam works.

Lozano's father, Guadalupe R. Lozano has title to a house on 14509 Hallwood Drive, Baldwin Park, CA 91706. At the time the property was purchased on March 18, 2004 - the property was valued at $99,290.

On August 23, 2005 - Guadalupe received a WHEN PROPERTY IS SOLD OR TITLE TRANSFERS." $25,000 loan from the City. Lozano was mayor then. The City approved the "Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program" application for $25,000 at 1% interest a year. Although others have a monthly loan schedule, the City made an exception for Lozano's father - and never required a payment schedule of him. Instead, Guadalupe's contract states that he doesn't have to pay back the loan "

14509 Hallwood Dr. / Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Note: the 9 cars parked in the yard and driveway
Here's the catch. Guadalupe Lozano died on January 3, 2016. What Mayor Lozano doesn't want you to know is that he's defrauding the City and LA County and all the taxpayers by pretending that his father is still alive; so, he doesn't have to pay increased property taxes and the loan and interest back to the City. At the time of Guadalupe's death, the assets should've been transferred in probate, and the Hallwood property should have a new title with new owners. So, Lozano's committing a big scam.

Terms of Lozano's $25,000 contract of 1% loan,
and no monthly payments
How much is he saving? Good question. Redfin estimates the value of the house at $490,353. Hence, he should be paying a 1% property tax of $4,903. But he's only paying about $1,000 of property taxes, since the house was valued at about $100,000 at the time his father held property.. Hence, every year, Lozano is cheating the county of $3,903.

Since Lozano has been committing this fraud, since January 3, 2016 - for about two and a half years, Lozano has cheated Los Angeles County of an estimated amount of nearly $10,000. Some of the services LA County provides are library services, transportation, public safety, and social services.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could all save $10,000 by scamming the County as the Mayor does?

Lozano's position as to why he shouldn't pay the City loan back, which has now become a conflict of interest, because he's the de facto beneficiary of the property, is because the property hasn't been transferred or sold yet. But that's only because he's illegally not doing it. He's father is death. Therefore by law, this should have been done almost two and a half years ago. Hence, he cheats the City of the money it's owed.

Also, wouldn't it be nice if we could all get $25,000 loans for our mortgages we don't have to pay back?

Incidentally, the Chief Financial Officer of Hawthorne was fired for borrowing a secret $25,000 loan from the City of Hawthorne. (Now he's the CFO at West Valley Water Board, where Taylor, Pacheco, and Tafoya work.)

Mayor Lozano has been Mayor of Baldwin Park for 20 years. No wonder it's been said that "Diapers and politicians should be changed often. Both for the same reason."

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