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Bank Taking Flower Mound Squatter To Court

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ROANOKE (AP) - A man who’s gained notoriety for claiming he can live in a $340,000 suburban Dallas home for $16 is being taken to court by the bank that says it owns the house.

Kenneth Robinson says he’s filed an “affidavit of adverse possession” that gives him the right to live in the empty foreclosed home in Flower Mound. He’s been featured on local television, spoken to law school students and created his own website: 16dollarhouse.com.

Real estate experts and Bank of America see it differently. The bank says it foreclosed on the house last month and wants the 51-year-old Robinson out. And Arlington real estate lawyer Grey Pierson says Robinson and others have misinterpreted what adverse possession means.

Prosecutors also are cracking down on others seeking to emulate Robinson.

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