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Friday, December 5, 2008

Stealing the Empire State Building

I'm finishing up Property I later this morning with continuing discussion of the recording acts, and couldn't help posting this amazing story.  Turns out the NY Daily News "stole" the Empire State Building by filing fake deeds with New York's city register, including a witness named Fay Wray, notarized by Willie Sutton.   (There's a serious issue of fraud the Daily News is highlighting, but a great way to tee up the limits of recordation!)

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