Ocean Township, NJ - Attempt to Oust Brother from House Angers Dwek
Ocean Township, NJ - Solomon Dwek and the court-appointed liquidator of Dwek's real estate empire exchanged harsh words over a motion to throw one of Dwek's brothers out of his home.
Dwek, whose $400 million real estate empire is being sold off to pay creditors, represented himself in court and accused the liquidator, Donald M. Lomurro, of purposely filing a late e-mail notice seeking the removal of Dwek's younger brother, Avi, and his family from the house.
Lomurro identified mortgages on nine properties in Dwek's empire that he said were likely obtained through fraud, he has referred information on the loans — which total close to $10 million — to state and federal prosecutors for further investigation. The house occupied by Avi Dwek on Crosby Avenue in Ocean Township is one of the nine properties.
"Mr. Dwek, I don't understand why you are so angry," Superior Court Judge Alexander D. Lehrer said. "I don't understand what's going on here."
"I just think it was a dirty trick," Dwek said.
Later, Lomurro responded: "I'm not going to allow him to make that statement in open court. I talked to his lawyers every day this week."
During the hearing, Avi Dwek offered to pay $1,500-a-month rent to avoid being turned out by Lehrer.
Avi Dwek has lived in the house with his pregnant wife and child since 2005. He said in court that his brother had allowed him to stay rent-free with an option to buy it if he maintained the property.
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