by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | February 16, 2015 11:46 am
I guess this is happening more and more. I’m not surprised with the rampant entitlement mentality out there. Lakresha Slaughter fancies herself some type of royalty and feels that she deserves a home that represents her station in life. She’s part of the Sovereign Citizen movement and considers herself “outside” our laws. So, if she likes a place (and she obviously likes this one), she just moves to claim it for herself. The problem is, the owners were still living in it. That threw a wrench into the scam and got her slapped with two misdemeanors. I’ll bet she’s done this before. Looks like the Queen has been dethroned for now.
From Fox2 Now St. Louis:
CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Police say a woman going by the name “Queen” tried to file false paperwork to take possession of a $4.7 million home last summer. Lakresha Slaughter, 28, filed a claim with the St. Louis County recorder of deeds for the Chesterfield home on July 3rd.
The couple who own the home put it on the market and took it off. They were still living in the mansion when “Queen” put a sovereign claim on the home. Police say Slaughter thought the home was unoccupied or abandoned. So, she went with her husband going by the name “Rehan Keyaan Alui Bey” to file a claim with the Recorder of Deeds.
A letter was sent telling owners telling them to vacate the property and turn over the keys within 10 days. Slaughter claimed she owned the property.
The actual owners contacted authorities to get to the bottom of the letter. Police say “sovereign claims” happen more than you would think.
Slaughter goes by the name “Queen Makieah Ali Bay.” Police say she considers herself a Moorish American National and part of the sovereign citizens movement. An increasing number people claiming to follow Moorish Science have filed false legal documents like fake liens, deeds, and property claims. Many sovereign citizens say they are answerable only to their interpretation of the law.
Lakresha Slaughter told investigators that her father told her to,”Look into taking back the land that is rightfully hers,” according to the probable cause statement. She claims her father introduced her to a man who told them to change their names and file the documents to take possession of the property. The man told her that after 10 days the County Sheriff would give them the keys to the unoccupied home.
Now, Lakresha Slaughter is charged with two misdemeanors for filing false documents.
The $4.7 million mansion is no longer for sale.
I wonder if she would have gotten away with this if someone hadn’t been living there? Looks like the authorities initially fell for it until the real owners took umbrage with some grifter stealing their home. And what is this Moorish Science crap? I’m sorry… individuals here in the US don’t get to dictate their own versions of common law. We are a nation of laws and it is how we govern. You can claim anything you like, but that doesn’t make it legal. There are probably quite a few of these scam artists out there signing fake deeds and liens and just taking property that they considered abandoned or not lived in. That’s called theft and it is well within the law to throw your sorry butt in the hoosegow over it. In my opinion, the charges against this woman are way too lenient. She’ll be right back at it before you know it under another name.
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