Bootleg Moors at it Again!!
(Bootleg Moors at it Again; Maybe Jail time and stiff financial finds will cause these fake Moors to rethink their poor position)
Appleton man cites religious reasons for renting out property he didn’t own
Made sham property deed and acted as landlord
The first case of criminal property fraud in Winnebago County since at least 2005 began last year when clerks in the Register of Deeds office noticed an unusual deed filed in July by an Appleton man for a residential property in Neenah.
The document, in which Appleton resident Erik Hudson claimed to transfer ownership of property at 312 E. Cecil St. to the Moorish Science Temple of America, also contained pages outlining the religious beliefs of the temple, which is based in Washington, D.C..
That aroused suspicion, which led to the discovery that Anchor Bank had purchased the property in a January 2011 sheriff’s auction and Hudson had no legal claim to it.
Hudson, who also uses the name Kabir Karim Bey, was charged in October with criminal slander of title, which carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. In its criminal complaint, the state of Wisconsin claims that the deed Hudson filled out is “false, a sham, and frivolous.”
After filing the bogus deed, Hudson began to rent the property to a Neenah woman, according to Winnebago County Circuit Court records.
Court documents filed in October state that Hudson, who claims to be a representative of the Moorish Science Temple of America, “admitted he had filed the document, and had various unusual political and legal theories that he believed supported his conduct.”
Among these theories is Hudson’s belief that “the Americas” are under possession of the Moorish Science Temple of America and that the church has lawful authority to exercise this jurisdiction through its members, including missionaries, Grand Sheikhs and sheikesses.
Hudson in November asked for the “alleged criminal case” to be dismissed because, he claimed, the court isn’t actually a court, but instead is “a tribunal operated as a private corporation.” That request was refused and he is scheduled for trial on the criminal charge on March 27.
The case is also the subject of a civil suit filed by Anchor Bank against Hudson, the tenant and the Moorish Science Temple of America.
In an Nov. 17 answer to the bank’s civil suit, officials from The Moorish Science Temple of America said they knew nothing about Hudson’s actions or the Cecil Street property, and agreed that the church is not the lawful owner of the property.