judge 03Pinellas judge presiding over foreclosure case sues homeowner


This is a tampabay.com article.


A Pinellas Circuit judge presiding over a foreclosure action is suing the homeowner in that case, claiming she filed “false, fictitious, and fraudulent” documents against him in his court.

The lawsuit stems from the 2013 foreclosure of a Clearwater home at 3155 Hyde Park Drive in the Countryside area near McMullen-Booth Road. Homeowners Leslie and Martin Armstrong stopped making mortgage payments in October 2011, according to court records. On Sept. 4, Minkoff ruled in favor of Wells Fargo Bank.

Later that month, Leslie Armstrong, 58, filed records against Minkoff in federal court, outlining in a document titled “Criminal Complaint” a list of allegations against the judge and the bank. She demanded a jury trial, Armstrong wrote, but “judge Minkoff conspired with Wells Fargo Bank and the trespassing attorneys to steal my property.”‘

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