It might be the strangest construction lien ever.
A Doral-based cabling company has slapped a lien on Marlins Park.
And although unlikely since the stadium is owned by Miami-Dade County, cabling specialist ASE Telecom could conceivably force the foreclosure of the baseball venue.
What’s going on?
According to records, the lien is the result of a dispute between ASE, which installs communications cables in large buildings, and Van Wagner Sports. That’s a New York outfit that mainly provides means to advertise in stadia through blimps and traditional signage.
Neither Van Wagner bosses nor ASE’s owner commented, but the lien shows Van Wagner had ASE install cable days before the Miami Marlins home opener.
ASE was supposed to be paid $76,873.50 for its rush work.
As of this weekend, according to county records, it has yet to be made whole.
Construction liens allow Florida businesses to force the foreclosure of a building where the work is performed, even if the work was performed for a contractor and not the owner.
Real estate report
Miami Heat star Mario Chalmers has de-listed the fancy downtown Miami condo he bought from Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake.
Real estate records show Chalmers, 29, hasn’t been able to generate much buyers’ interest for a double-unit crib at The Marquis, across the street from AmericanAirlines Arena. Especially with a $4 million price tag on it.
Records show the point guard bought the place in 2012 for $2.4 million.
The two-story condo on the 49th and 50th floors has more than 5,400 square feet of luxury space, five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
It was used in the video of the sexy DJ Khaled anthem I’m on One, which starred Drake and local guys Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
Chalmers has been with the Heat since 2008 and has been the target of trade rumors in the off-season.
There’s good news and bad news for renowned South Florida child therapist Karen Corcoran, who runs Fort Lauderdale’s teen rehab program Inspirations for Youth and Families.
The good news is she and hubby Christopher Walsh make a lot of money treating troubled youths.
The bad news: The IRS wants a huge chunk of it.
Internal Revenue Service papers filed this week show the taxing agency claims Walsh and Corcoran owe $1.03 million in unpaid income taxes for 2013.
The IRS also claims it has tried to contact the couple, but since no cash was forthcoming, it decided to go after them.
“Really, I didn’t know [about the IOU],” Corcoran said when she was reached by phone. “I’m glad you’re telling me. We’ll get right on it.”
A frequent guest on therapy talk shows like Dr. Phil, Corcoran made news in 2013 when she was arrested on a felony charge of child cruelty.
Corcoran and her husband had an argument and she ended up leaving their house, leaving his 11-year-old child in it alone.
The girl was scared and left the house barefoot, eventually seeking refuge at the guard gate.
Prosecutors eventually declined to file charges.