Tax lien purchaser Aeon Financial has spent millions buying liens in the District, Maryland, Ohio and other jurisdictions with little government scrutiny. The company, which lists no owners, no local office and no Web site, has threatened to foreclose on hundreds of properties.
In Cleveland, tax lien purchaser Aeon Financial foreclosed on dozens of properties that have since been cited for more than 100 code violations, including rotting porches, shattered windows and collapsed roofs.Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post
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