Foreclosure for US houses of jailed Mexican union leader? – U

— Two luxury residences linked to Elba Esther Gordillo, the jailed Mexican union leader, could end up in a foreclosure sale.

A year after Gordillo’s arrest, the Coronado Cays Homeowner Association has filed a notice of default on the two multi-million-dollar properties on Green Turtle Road–the first step in the foreclosure process. The association on January 7 reported that the properties were delinquent in their HOA fees–each to the tune of $2,943, according to the San Diego County Recorder’s Office.

Ernest Dronenburg, the county’s chief assessor, recorder and clerk, said records show that the property taxes on both houses are in default.

The six-bedroom house at 23 Green Turtle Road where Gordillo was known to stay, currently assessed by the county at more than $4.8 million, is currently $88,979 in arrears, Dronenberg said. The second property, a five-bedroom house at 1 Green Turtle road that is valued at more than $4.1 million, is delinquent by $48,672.

Both houses were purchased with cash, one for $1.15 million in 1991, and the second in August 2010 for $4 million. Listed as the owner on the county’s property records is Comercializadora TTS de Mexico, with the firm’s majority owner listed as Zoila Esther Morales Ochoa Fernandez. She is Gordillo’s mother, who died in 2009.

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