This week, in honor of Fox 2 News investigative reporter Scott Lewis, the smart-asses here at the Abandoned Structure Squad, in a fit of whimsy, have decided to temporarily re-christen ourselves the Corrupted Structure Squad. Youll notice the pictured home isnt the kind of dilapidated wreck typically featured in this space. Instead, according to Lewiss report, its one of the homes included in some questionable deals involving Henry Hagood, former director of development activities for the citys Planning & Development Department. We say former because Hagood resigned within days of Lewiss report, which alleged that the house shown here located at 4462 33rd St. on the citys West Side was appraised for $6,770 but sold for $518. Two other properties identified by Lewis were even better bargains. One was appraised at $18,900 but sold for just $500. Dalton Brown, identified in the report as both an ex-con and a pal of Hagoods, is said to have brokered these deals. Police are investigating.
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