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Texas Squatter Receives 10 Years Probation, Fine

A North Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years’ probation for trying to claim squatters’ rights on a house using an obscure state law.

11/15/2012

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Couple Accused Of Theft In Texas ‘Squatter’ Case

A North Texas couple accused of “squatting” face up to life in prison if convicted of stealing from a home whose owner was in Houston for cancer treatments.

11/13/2012

Judge Orders Flower Mound Squatter Out Of $340K House

The man has one week to get out of the house, the judge said.

02/06/2012

Andrew James LaTour was charged in connection with adversely possessing a Mansfield house.  (Credit CBS 11 News)

Mansfield Couple Charged With Stealing House

Officials say the two moved into a vacant Mansfield house using an obscure legal maneuver called adverse possession — basically, squatter’s rights.

12/13/2011

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Man Pays $15 For $340,000 Flower Mound Home

It has the makings of a tall tale. A man finds a two-story, 3,250-square-foot house worth $340,000 in a Dallas suburb and pays only $15 for it.

08/01/2011