Thank you "Citizen from the Internet."
As to the main story: well, yeah, the fact that the FBI is looking into things makes the story more interesting to a wider audience -- maybe. And yes, I feel sorry for Rock Hill and the owner of the restaurant.
But I am living this story every day -- and have been for 6 years. The same story could be told by untold people about their apartments -- which are their HOMES.
I hope that the news outlets will wake up and cover the over half of the Bellington story -- the saga of the hundreds of renters stuck in the hundreds and hundreds of "Bellington" apartment buidlings owned by individuals who "used to work with Bellington, but have NO relationship with him any more." Well, Bellington did MANAGE the building for the first 6 months or so. Whoops. And the bank that is now taking our rents is the same bank that took our rents when Bellington owned our building. Whoops. What are the names of the 24 LLCs? IThese buidlings were bought by Litz for a song and a promise of renovations that never happened. These buildings were in bad repair 6, 7, 8 years ago -- and they have not been maintained, let alone renovated, since their purchase by Litz and then "sale" to shadow/paper companies. I know that the building in which I live could not actually meet any type of buildling code (hey, University City, where are you?). It's falling apart, even dangerous, and already a bank has swooped in. What about those of use who can't afford to move? Who certainly won't get security deposits back and so don't have the money to put another security deposit down. People who can't afford movers or the loss in income from having to find a new apartment and move? And trust? I don't know if I'll ever trust another apartment owner again.