North Bay Village Mayor Faces Lien For Unpaid Property Taxes
State law allows the county to go after property owners who fail to remove their homestead exemption status for back taxes. In an earlier interview, Esquijarosa and her husband Manuel insisted they did not know they were supposed to tell the property appraiser they didn't live at the River Lofts Condo at 1021 NW Third St., Unit 102.
Esquijarosa also failed to disclose the property as an asset on her statement of financial interest, as well as a foreclosure judgement against her as a liability. She told us that it was an oversight on her part and that she had submitted an amended disclosure form to the North Bay Village city clerk two weeks ago. The mayor could also face inquiries by the Miami-Dade ethics commission and the state attorney's office. Residents from a group called Citizens for Full Disclosure of North Bay Village contacted both agencies accusing Esquijarosa of fraud.
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