Whistleblower: Minneapolis keeps cash from owners of auctioned cars

  • Article by: MATT McKINNEY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 4, 2011 - 1:59 PM

Minneapolis officials to review policy after only one owner got the proceeds due to her.

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redkayakNov. 3, 11 9:09 PM

If it wan't being done by the government, this would be a felony with some serious fines and jail time.

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reader007700Nov. 3, 11 9:34 PM

Class action suit, anyone?

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Scott1Nov. 3, 11 9:34 PM

2250 vehicles and $149,400, so an average of $66 per vehicle? That seems pretty low even for auction.

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meemaaNov. 3, 11 9:49 PM

ditto what redkayak said!

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orpheus90Nov. 3, 11 9:51 PM

The city is behaving in a shameless, reckless and cynical manner. This is plainly predatory behavior on the part of city bureaucrats - it's pure snake - and there is no excuse for it. The city better clean up its act fast.

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jrj343Nov. 3, 11 9:53 PM

Minneapolis stinks, The city should be disbanded, broken up into segments and divided amongst its neighbors. Every corner of the city is corrupt.

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RupertHolmesNov. 3, 11 9:54 PM

The ever-Democratic city government is always there to support needy citizens. Do we need more proof than the this article? Has Minneapolis ever had a Republican city council? These big government types are really there for your best interest, honest, you can trust them.

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cheltyNov. 3, 1110:09 PM

I'm pretty conservative, but even I feel bad for this guy. Sounds like the cities need a refresher in how to talk to people and what information they should be giving. The kid called and said "hey, I'm sorry, I'm short on funds and will come get it on such and such a day." It's not always easy to come up with an extra $150 to pay for a simple mistake. That sucks....guess I've been in his shoes and am really not too far from them now. Paycheck to paychech with no room for error is tough.

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staredNov. 3, 1110:10 PM

Stealing by politicians is still stealing, right?

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bottomlineNov. 3, 1110:15 PM

From the government's point-of-view, "you" don't own the vehicle ....ahem ....."they do".

To them they are simply taking BACK ...."their" vehicle. Selling "their" vehicle. Keeping all "their" money.

To them ...it's "why are you crying about a vehicle that was never yours??".

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