Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley paid off overdue property taxes on his home at 1347 Spring Valley Road in Yorktown, but he continues to fight a foreclosure action, The Journal News/lohud.com reports today. A foreclosure conference is scheduled for June 11 at Westchester County Court in White Plains.
The U.S. Bank National Association claimed in a February foreclosure filing that Frehley, whose real name is Paul, stopped paying his $735,000 mortgage March 1, 2011. U.S. Bank National Association is a trustee that manages the asset-backed securities tied to Frehley’s home mortgage.
The rocker’s White Plains attorney, Daniel Seymour, declined to discuss his client’s case yesterday but said that he’s in an active discussion with the bank.
“Paul is doing well,” said Seymour, adding a message for Frehley’s fans: “Keep the faith and there are more good things to come.”
In his April 2 response to the foreclosure filing, Seymour asked the court to dismiss the foreclosure action because it was improperly served, as well as other objections. According to court records, Frehley was served with the foreclosure action on April 12 at a Marriott Hotel in Burbank, Calif.
In February, Frehley’s house had almost two years of unpaid taxes, according to the Yorktown Tax Receiver’s Office, which hadn’t received a payment since Dec. 30, 2011. Back taxes included a 2011 lien of $5,131.61 for town and county taxes, as well as $13,425.94 for unpaid 2012 county, school and town taxes.
On Thursday the Yorktown Tax Receiver’s Office said that all back taxes on the home had been paid.
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