Theres nothing in these documents that would make anyone think these were real, Hallen said of Presscott Roches deed and other records. Theyre just blatant, these people.
Hallen then went to court and asked the judge to hold a hearing to determine the true owner of the property. But when no one from Presscott Rosche showed up at the hearing, the judge rescinded the eviction order, court records show.
The tax preparer
Much about Presscott Rosche remains obscure including who, exactly, are the partners in the organization. In state records, the company lists one of its partners as Joshua Isreal Corona. But a search of public-records databases could find no records of anyone with that name.
The partnerships agent is listed as Daya Oluz. No records of Oluz could be found either.
An address listed for Oluz in Presscott Rosches registration form comes back to the home of Claudia Zuloaga, 41. A former business partner of Zuloagas filed papers with the state last year saying that Zuloaga was now using the name Daya Oluz. Oviedo told The Herald that Zuloaga was an office manager at Presscott Rosche.
Zuloaga worked as a tax preparer until last year, when the Internal Revenue Service accused her of orchestrating a tax-fraud scheme for clients by submitting bogus tax-refund requests.
The IRS called her theory of tax law pure fiction after paying her clients $3 million in unjustified tax refunds, court records show. A federal judge issued an injunction preventing Zuloaga from working on any more tax returns.
Objecting to the IRS lawsuit, Zuloaga filed a 23-page response (without a lawyer) in which she challenged the authority of the IRS and the validity of U.S. tax laws. She referred to herself as a living breathing self-aware woman, court records show. Her response was notarized by Oviedo.
Zuloaga could not be reached for comment for this story.
Records show that Zuloaga is also partners in other Florida businesses with Boyd-Bey, Presscott Rosches attorney in fact, and another California man, Jacob Orona. In 2010, Boyd-Bey filed a lawsuit in California on behalf of Presscott Rosche, though the judge in that case noted that Boyd-Bey is not a licensed lawyer in that state, court records show.
Neither Boyd-Bey nor Orona could be reached for comment.
While some homeowners are outraged that Presscott Rosche has apparently taken their homes, others are resigned to it. If Presscott Rosche didnt have the house, they figure, the bank would.
Its a business, I guess, Gutierrez said.