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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/29/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Pension Funds Are Selling Their Office Buildings
WSJ
Major U.S. and Canadian pension funds are cutting back investments in office buildings, betting that prices will likely fall as the five-day office workweek becomes a thing of the past. Retirement funds are still buying property, partly in a bid to reduce the impact of inflation.


MISSISSIPPI

EXCLUSIVE: Grand jury indicts Rankin County tax assessor on sexual battery following 3 On Your Side investigation
WLBT
John Sullivan, the tax assessor who called himself a professional drunk and bragged about sexual exploits to officers on video obtained by 3 On Your Side, has been indicted on sexual battery and assault charges stemming from an incident that happened a few hours after those risque conversations.


MISSOURI

Former assessor will spend months in prison, repay $213K
Warren County Record
Former Warren County Assessor Wendy (Nordwald) Kozma was sentenced Friday to spend four months in prison and repay over $213,000 in lieu of a 10-year prison sentence. Kozma was sentenced on Aug. 26 by Judge Sonya Brandt of Osage County for 15 felony charges of stealing. 


TEXAS

Tax abatement approved for Home Zone Furniture headquarters
waxahachiesun.com
In a unanimous vote, the Ellis County Commissioners Court approved a tax abatement agreement with the owners of about 54 acres, Old  Fort Worth Road, LLC, on Tuesday, Aug. 23.The tax abatement agreement will be an eight-year agreement with Home Zone Furniture, a family-owned furniture company. 


Citizen Removed Multiple Times from Public Meetings for Recording Now in Tarrant County Jail
The Texan       
Manuel Mata, who describes himself as a citizen journalist, is in the Tarrant County jail, charged with Class A and Class B misdemeanors and one third-degree felony.nMata has regularly recorded interactions between law enforcement and private citizens as an auditor, but recently expanded his efforts to monitor public meetings by using his phone to take videos.

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...

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