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Taxpayers may get stuck with $400K demo bill

Posted: 6:47 PM, Mar 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-31 22:20:18-04

After years of neglect, a crumbling commercial building in southwest Detroit has been declared unsafe and will be torn down. 

However, the roughly $386,000 demolition bill may fall to taxpayers, instead of the registered property owner.

According to city officials, Jeffrey Seskin hasn’t paid more than $100,000 dollars in back taxes and the property is on the verge of foreclosure. Once that happens, Seskin will be able to avoid paying to have the massive structure torn down.

7 Action News has tried reaching Seskin. but we have not heard back.  His attorney, Josh Moss with Barris, Scott, Denn & Driker declined to comment.

Click on the video player to watch Ronnie Dahl’s full report.

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