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 US 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 US$1.8 billion of sales occurred from 2012 onwards, after Watchtower New York lost the Candace Conti case, and the jury awarded her US$28,000,001 which was later reduced by agreement between parties following an 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 California, 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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