Skip to comments.UPDATED: Inside story on weirdness at Swiss Avenue mansion
Posted on 11/13/2011 7:06:39 PM PST by Altariel
ORIGINAL POST: At noon today, WFAA reported that a hazardous materials team was inside a mansion on the far eastern end of famed Swiss Avenue investigating what appeared to be explosives inside.
Federal marshals were taking possession of the house at 6102 Swiss from owner Bernard J. Dolenz, who owes $1.6 million in restitution after he was convicted of medical billing fraud. Dolenz, who was both a doctor and lawyer before both licenses were stripped of him after his conviction, had been locked in a battle with the government over the house for years, and a federal judge finally ordered the house seized Nov. 5.
Dolenz, described as eccentric by at least one neighbor, claims he is an ordained minister who ran a church on the property called Community of His Divine Mercy. In court filings, government lawyers have called it a ruse aimed at warding off seizure attempts.
In court filings, Dolenz says the government has no right to take the house, which isn't even his (it belongs to a trust, he claims). He also says his church is legitimate.
(Excerpt) Read more at crimeblog.dallasnews.com ...
Wasn’t Mickey Dolenz’s (of “The Monkeys” fame) father a doctor?
According to wikipedia, his parents were actors.
Sounds on the face of it like some old money-making venture that didn’t pan out and that he never cleaned up after.
Nothing hazardous, that’s the main thing.
You would not have known that by the response. 2 fire trucks, an ambulance, two or three more response vehicles and about 6 cop cars.
They did not do all that when there was a shootout at the convenience store a block away...
He'd be home free.
If at least a few neighbors don't describe you as eccentric, you are living life incorrectly. Especially here in Texas. ;)
I will go on record as saying the government has NO role in medical care, and stealing from an unconstitutional fund is also wrong.
Don't mind if they hang him for stealing, but don't try to blacken his name with the 'eccentric' label.
He's lucky he didn't owe on a tuition loan.
The whole thing sounds pretty much like a non-story to me.
Wonder how much this action cost the city.
He definitely should be held accountable for his crimes.
It’s a shame that it escalated to this point, though.
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