He “Forgot” Again and Again and Again: More on Bill Lewis’ Property Tax Woes
Update March 6, 2014: If you are coming here looking for information on Jackie, please go to https://jackielewisblog.wordpress.com/ instead.
Update September 3, 2013: Lewis responds to this post in an addendum at the bottom of his Recent Lesson in Credibility post.
TEAM/LIFE Policy Council member Bill Lewis posted a response regarding his unpaid property taxes on the “Spanish Mansion” (Orrin Woodward’s former home in Grand Blanc, MI) earlier this week. In A Recent Lesson on Credibility, Lewis admits that he forgot to pay his property tax.
Over on the Genesee County Register of Deeds, there are several public record filings that show Bill Lewis has “forgotten” several times to pay his property tax. In one case, the property was foreclosed upon.
Here’s how to do the search yourself:
- Go to the Genesee County Register of Deeds website.
- Do a search for Lewis (last name) and William P (first name).
- Three listings will appear for William P Lewis, William P Lewis III, and William P Lewis IV. The first two are the ones for TEAM/LIFE Policy Council member, Bill Lewis.
- Check the checkboxes next to the two names to pull up the public real estate records.
Portions of these records are blacked out, but individuals can purchase the full records for a nominal fee from Genesee County. Records of note include:
- March 1, 2007: Forfeiture of real estate property due to non-payment of property taxes1
- February 25, 2009: Tax lien placed on a Flint, MI, property for unpaid taxes, penalties and/or interest.
- April 29, 2009: Tax lien removed on Flint, MI, property due to payment of taxes, penalties and/or interest.
- December 22, 2010: Memo of Land Contract between Bill Lewis and Orrin Woodward for the house whose property taxes were delinquent for nearly two years
There are many other records of real estate transactions to and from Bill Lewis contained in the public record. It’s clear from the ones listed above that Lewis has a demonstrated pattern of forgetting to pay his property taxes. One of those times ultimately led to the foreclosure of a property in Flint, MI. One might assume that a longtime property owner like Bill Lewis would learn from this teachable moment, but apparently this was again not the case with the Spanish Mansion.
As I previously wrote in my articles about the Round Table bankruptcies, the Quad Turbo 100 bankruptcy, a Round Table home foreclosure the strategic foreclosure by a TEAM Policy Council member, the point of these posts is not to revel in the financial misery of these individuals. The point is to show that these leaders who purport to be models of financial success are anything but. Neither Lewis nor his followers should put him up on a pedestal of financial responsibility if his records show otherwise.
1 The country sent another certificate of forfeiture of real property to Lewis in 2008. They later cancelled the certificate, and the reason was because the property had already been foreclosed.