The Empire Stolen Building

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Talk about exposing a leaky government agency.  The NY Daily News got the deed of the Empire State Building transferred to a fake company called “Nelots Properties LLC.”  That’s “stolen” spelled backwards.

It didn’t take long.  And they didn’t just use fake plausible information.  Some of it was ironically silly, like listing the star from the movie “King Kong” as a witness.

The newspaper wanted to expose a massive “loophole in the city’s system for recording deeds, mortgages, and other transactions.”  Success!

The paper reports the loophole is that “the system – run by the office of the city register – doesn’t require clerks to verify the information.”

By the way, the Daily News returned the property Tuesday.  Oh snap!

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