Veronica Fernandez-Beleta and Jose Rafael Leyva-Caraveo Squat in Colorado

It was bad enough that Veronica Fernandez-Beleta and Jose Rafael Leyva-Caraveo were inside someone’s home, squatting there, refusing to leave when told that their presence was not legal. They stayed there squatting for 8 months after being informed that they had to leave.  But it got worse when, in another illustration of the stupidity of the justice system and the way it invites scams, the owners of the home were blocked from evicting these squatters, once Veronica filed for bankruptcy.

A marvelously stupid law protects squatters and enables them to stay put, if they simply file for bankruptcy. Who wouldn’t then just file for bankruptcy to block the eviction??

“The sheriff’s office will not proceed with an eviction if there is a bankruptcy in question,” Arapahoe County Undersheriff David Walcher told CBS4.

See the article here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bankruptcy-stalls-squatters-eviction-article-1.1127296

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