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A shadow deed filed in New Mexico last year claims to own portions of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s Zorro Ranch, a sprawling 21,000 square foot desert mansion on nearly 10,000 acres, according to a report.
The act claimed the land was sold to a Florida charitable church called Love and Bliss for only $ 200, Albuquerque KRQE-TV reported.
Daniel Weiner, an Epstein estate attorney, said Love and Bliss were the same people who filed a fraudulent deed for Epstein’s Florida estate that “cost the estate money and court time to throw it away.”
The New Mexico deed, which was allegedly created in April 2019, has both a notary stamped allegedly and that of Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was arrested for sex trafficking in July of that year and died in a New York prison cell in August.
The deed was filed in Santa Fe County last October.
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A closer look at Love and Bliss Church, a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 2018, shows that its headquarters appear to be a small home in Redington Beach, Florida and that its president is a 22- KRQE reported that he was arrested in 2017 for a stalking charge and in March for a battery charge.
Aerial view of the estate of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in New Mexico. (Google)
The Florida attorney’s address in the deed is an unrelated real estate office, and the New York attorney number listed was also a fake associated with a sales office without such an attorney, the broadcaster reported.
According to reports, a Florida judge ruled the deed for Epstein’s Palm Beach, Florida mansion “invalid and unenforceable,” and the church was later ordered to cease and desist after submitting a second fraudulent deed for the Florida property the name Hung Shungli had submitted to KRQE.
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Weiner said the church also has no legal title to the property in New Mexico.
“If Love and Bliss filed a guarantee that tarnishes our ability to sell the property, we definitely need to go to court to get rid of it,” he said.
First District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told the station that the church may have filed the fraudulent act because “they believe they can get in and then maybe start selling parts and parts of it and get away with it”.
“And then it would just keep the scam going because new innocent owners would come in and give these people money and then be part of this program and not actually own it,” said Carmack-Altwies.
She said the property would “absolutely” have access to the alleged fraudulent act.
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New Mexico state commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard told KRQE she would like to see the property go to a local ranch family and allow New Mexicans to use some of the land for recreational purposes.
“We even talked about some kind of memorial to see what young girls and women went through in this area and on state land,” she said.
Richard canceled a lease Epstein had with the estate for 1,300 acres of pasture land since the 1990s when she took office in 2019.
The Epstein property says it has no buyers yet, but plans to sell the property and donate the proceeds to a victims’ compensation fund.