“The bank owns the property and I think the bank ultimately prevails in this one,” Wiener said. “In my mind, if they can serve him and move the case through the system quickly, they could get him out in a relatively quick time, meaning three to six months.”
Mansion squatter served in the “wee” hours of the morning
The now internationally infamous Boca Raton mansion squatter was served a summons in the early morning hours Wednesday as Bank of America follows what could be a lengthy legal process to remove him from the waterfront home.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies served Andre De Paula Barbosa, 23, before 6 a.m. at the 580 Golden Harbour Drive home that he filed adverse possession papers on in December. Deputy Eric Davis, sheriff’s spokesman, said he didn’t know the exact time, but that it was in the “wee” hours.
An initial attempt to serve the summons failed after servers couldn’t find the elusive Brazilian national, who has not returned several phone calls for comment.
Barbosa, whose email begins with Lokiboy954, now has 20 days to respond to the ejection lawsuit filed last week by Bank of America or face a default judgment.
Boca Raton-based real estate attorney Marlyn Wiener said the lawsuit isn’t technically an eviction because Barbosa never had a lease or permission from Bank of America to be in the home. The house was signed over to Bank of America during the summer by the previous owner with a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
“Three to six months.”