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JW Leaks Redux | We are back for 2019 with a Scandal

Watchtower New York Scandal

To kick off 2019 JW Leaks have published a 37 page unredacted file on all Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., properties sold in the State of New York between April 2004 and December 2018 for a Grand Total of US$2,081,520,000 (over 2 billion dollars).

DOWNLOAD: Watchtower New York Brooklyn real estate transfers

This document contains the Real Property Transfer Report for all Watchtower New York sales as well as the sale price, seller, purchaser, and the date of transfer.

Some 1.8 billion dollars of sales occurred from 2012 onwards after Watchtower New York lost the Candace Conti case and the jury awarded her US$28,000,001 later reduced on appeal.

Page 13 of the document relates to the sale of 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn.

The sale of 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn by Watchtower New York to Heights 67 LLC

Click image to enlarge facsimile of Real Property Transfer Report for 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York

What is the related background to the above property sale and what documents exist to shed light on the timeframe?

20 June 2012

The Superior Court of the State of Californian, County of Alameda, issues an Order in relation to the Candace Conti case preventing Watchtower New York from “transferring, conveying or changing title to any real property” including 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn.

Extract of Court Order preventing Watchtower New York transferring real property

Press Release from Office of Public Information (OPI) for Jehovah’s Witnesses

16 August 2012

Watchtower New York enters into sale contract for 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, with Heights 67 LLC.

14 September 2012

Watchtower New York completes the transferring, conveying and changing of the title to the new owners Heights 67 LLC.

21 September 2012

Watchtower New York files and registers with the Superior Court of California a US$17 million Bond. From that date forward this allowed Watchtower New York to engage in “transferring, conveying and changing title to any real property” including 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York.

Court documents filed by Watchtower New York dated 20 September 2012 re: lodging $17 million Bond to release real estate titles

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