RHONJ News: The Gorga’s Tenant Not Evicted Today, Allowed to Stay Another 17 Days At The Cost of $25,000

Posted on Jul 17 2014 - 7:01pm by Editor

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According to court documents, Joe and Melissa Gorga will be moving back to Montville!

Yes, you read that right. The stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey were back in court today and informed the court they want to return to their Montville, New Jersey McMansion.

If you been keeping up with the war between the Gorga’s and their tenant/squatter from hell, Kai Patterson then you know the Gorga’s claims they rented Kai Patterson their Montville, NJ home for $20,ooo a month in a rent-to-buy arrangement for the $3.8 million purchase price. Their tenant is currently 4 months in arrears. According to court docs, his rent check bounced in April, then he failed to pay in May and June, and today being the first of the month .

On the counter, Kai Patterson claims, the Gorga’s mansion is in shambles requiring a ton of repairs which he covered out of pocket. He also claims he paid a $4,416 water bill for them. Patterson claims he’s only suppose to pay $10,oooo a month, and he has documentation to back that up.

Now today, the feuding parties had their another showdown in court and the judge ruled with Melissa and Joe this time. Judge Thomas Manahan contended, the Gorga’s can not evict their tenant immediately. Kai Patterson will be permitted to remain in the residence for the next 17 days BUT he must pay the couple $25,000. The Gorga’s were trying to evict Patterson ASAP on the grounds of non-payment of rent but the judge denied that request.

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This is a bit puzzling to me since I know for a fact Melissa and Joe have purchased a plot of land in Franklin Lakes and are in the process of having engineering plans approved by the Borough of Franklin Lakes Construction department. If they are in the process of building their dream home in Franklin Lakes, why would they want to move back to Montville? Color me confuddled.

The couple’s new address in Franklin Lakes will be: 101 Jasmine Court, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Here are a few photos of their new plot of land in Franklin Lakes:

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The Gorgas’ attorney, Frank Catania, stated in court that Mr. Patterson owes the reality couple $185,000. The Gorga’s attorney offered to allow Patterson stay in the house for 17 more days if he could post $50,000. He said the $25,000 Patterson offered and the judge approved was a “small amount” compared to what he owes.

After 17 days have passed, Melissa and Joe’s attorney promises, Patterson will be “evicted from the house.”

Something tells me this ain’t over! I have a strong feeling after the 17 days pass, Mr. Patterson’s attorney’s will file another motion to extend his stay at Chateau Gorga.

 

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  • WestCoastFeed

    It sounds to me like the serial squatter is about to be evicted and that the Gorgas have found the most expeditious method to get him out of there. Stupid Gorgas to have agreed to the lease purchase plan without checking Patterson’s prior history of squatting.

    I am just so disappointed that there aren’t really any beavers living in the walls. Think of how much fun it would have been for little Joey to chase the beavers.

    • So the squatter has done this before? What a shame.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Yes, check the other emails I have sent you on this. He was last evicted shortly prior to entering into this agreement with the Gorgas. He used the same MO with that owner, claiming repairs needed.

        • Ah ok…..did not know that. I will check my email.

  • WestCoastFeed

    I wonder if the Franklin Lakes school district will let the kids stay in their school while the Gorgas are building the new house, but back to living in the old place.

    • Vince Foster, Jr.

      I don’t think so but Montville has a good school system., maybe better than Franklin Lakes. Odd thing about NJ, if you live in a affluent community, it doesn’t mean you have better schools since most of the people send their kids to private schools.

      • WestCoastFeed

        thanks. It won’t be that disruptive for Antonia since she will just be going back to her old school and seeing her old school friends. I don’t remember how old Gino is or what grade he is in.

  • Marsbars09

    I think Joe and Mel are moving back in because they can’t afford to pay the mortgage and rent on other properties at the same time.
    Let’s face it, that “dream home” they wanted to build in Franklin Lakes is just a front. The Gorgas’ never have been and still are not wealthy. I bet they’re spending money they don’t have on attorneys to evict Kai.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Rent on the Franklin Lakes house is about $4 a month. And the mortgage on the McMansion is huge. So, it just makes sense that they will move back in again. But I expect they will put the house back on the market as soon as they can.

      As doc has said above, they are awaiting approval of their plans, so we just need to wait and see on the outcome,

      • Vince Foster, Jr.

        The approval process excuse is BS. If the plans are complete, it should take a week or two unless they need a variance.

        • WestCoastFeed

          They did have to get permission from the planning commission for the lot they were buying to be subdivided from the original parcel, if I read the planning commission minutes correctly.

        • That’s just it, the plans are not finalized through the approval process.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Marsie, please read Nefertiti’s comment over at RT about Kai Patterson. The information that Nefertiti wrote has all been available for anyone to read. Only RT chose not to blog that, but chose only to print Kai Patterson’s self-serving statements. Beware RT. They very biased bloggers.

    • Hey Marsie. I think you may be right.

  • cait

    didn’t know Kai had history ! But I did wonder why he claimed to have gone into business with Joey after he “said” he was stiffed on the house !

    • WestCoastFeed

      He tried the same scam with the last house he squatted in. He tried to get the owner to accept shares in his company as payment for his rent. And his company is extremely dubious. He collects money from dead beat dads, but only from dead beat dads who have a lot of money to begin with.

      • cait

        Ta, WCF, tried to find this guy’s story on the web, no joy ! Still enjoying my own horses by the way !

  • cait

    All the crap I read about Joey and Kai came off a Bravo site, so they must have been trying to downgrade the Gorgas to make the Tree seem less wooden !

    • WestCoastFeed

      He’s a scam artist, no doubt about it. But they are beyond stupid for not investigating him before they signed the papers.

  • WestCoastFeed

    Here’s an excerpt from the ROL story on Kai Patterson.

    In November 2012, the documents claim, Patterson told the court that he would settle with his landlords. But by March 2013, he still had not paid, and owed $435,600, the documents claim.

    But in what the insider calls an “eerily similar coincidence,” Patterson struck back by claiming the property contained “toxic mold that began spreading” shortly after he moved in. He also claimed that he had offered his landlords shares in his company in lieu of back rent.

    In court-filed documents, his landlord later called Patterson a “snake” as they tried to come to terms on a deal.

    • Jennymckitty

      It makes me wonder if the water pipes burst before he took procession of the house or if he had something to do with it.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Yep, with this prior landlord he claimed “growing black mold” but he continued to live in the house without paying any rent.

  • Jennymckitty

    If you are a grifter, why on earth would you try this scam on anyone with any fame? I suppose he got publicity for his charity but now a large number of people know what he is about. It will be very difficult to pull this scam again.

    • WestCoastFeed

      The other guy he scammed ended up losing out on $400K plus in rent.

    • I think that’s exactly why he did it for the free publicity.

      • WestCoastFeed

        He’s been living rent free for some time now using this scam on others.

        • Did he not pay the Gorga’s any rent? Joey looked stressed in court today. I felt really bad for him.

          • WestCoastFeed

            He did pay some to the Gorgas and he did pay some to that other guy he scammed, but his housing costs have been minimal now for several years.

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            Don’t feel sorry for him, I know someone he stiffed a few years ago.

          • oh wow…a little karma came back his way then?

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    Melissa and Joe were so focused on getting the listing price, their greed blinded them. They wanted to impress everyone. They deserve what they got.

    • WestCoastFeed

      They got scammed by an experienced scammer who had done this before. He signed the papers saying that he would pay the full purchase price of 3.8 million at the end of his lease, and they saw that big number and fell for it. Dummies!!

    • Where you been hiding?

      • Vince Foster, Jr.

        Underground, Leopard put a glitter hit on me.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Oh, oh, watch out for the glitter, it is dangerous.

        • Holy shit…let me step aside before I get sprinkled with residual glitter

  • Raine Woman

    This whole thing reminds me of that movie “Pacific Heights” with Michael Keaton.

    • Hey honey! How goes it?

      • Raine Woman

        Hiya Doc! It goes too slowly sometimes. How goes it in Seussville?

        I want to be a Housewives attorney when I grow up! You think it’s too late to go to law school?

        • I’m great now. Having a cocktail and feeling wavy and you?

          That’s a fantastic idea. These housewife crooks will make you rich. Don’t forget us small guys when you make it big.

  • Birdie11

    So this is what they meant when they said they were very happy with the house sale…I knew something seemed vague and weird. They probably jumped on this so they could brag at the reunion…how dumb.

    • WestCoastFeed

      I really thought that Melissa was smarter than this. I’m not that surprised that Joey fell for it. He’s as thick as his sister. At least they have a good lawyer who knows the fastest way to get a squatter evicted. At least, I think that’s what I am reading here.

      • Birdie11

        Yes…but I think Mel wanted to strut like a peacock..she probably pushed away instinctive doubts.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Oh, yes, I think when he agreed to the full 3.8 mill purchase price, she let her ego overcome her scruples.

          • Why didn’t they Google this man or do a background check. This is crazy to me.

          • Raine Woman

            Love of money causes a special kind of stupid.

          • WestCoastFeed

            And in this case a very costly case of stupid. Just when Joey needs to come up with $45K to cover his workmen’s compensation insurance.

          • Birdie11

            Nailed that.

          • Preach!!!

          • Vince Foster, Jr.

            More importantly, if they had a realtor, the realtor should have checked this guy out.

          • Good point..this whole thing smells fishy to me.

      • Vince Foster, Jr.

        It has nothing to do with the lawyer. We have a special court in NJ that hears eviction actions within 3-4 weeks of the filing of the eviction action

    • Hey sweet Birdie. I wished they weren’t deceptive with the sale of the house. The should have said exactly what it was…..lease-to-buy agreement which is not a sale. SMDH!

      • Birdie11

        Hey Suessie (:…exactly…remember they were all smug and grinning…while being vague and evasive about the details. They wanted us to think they scored big.

        • I remember and I was genuinely happy for them but skeptical. I just didn’t believe anyone would spend that type of money in this economy. Then time went by and the tax records remained in their name and I knew it was bogus. Damn. Why would they lie like that. So effing unnecessary. The truth always comes out.

          • Birdie11

            Especially because that house is hideous…it would hardly bring top dollar in this economy.

          • I always admired the outside. I think it looks custom built compared to Tre’s flat front match box house. When the episode aired about the sink etc, I was stunned. I expected more from them.

          • Birdie11

            The inside was way gaudy for my taste…the empty library said it all…LOL!

          • LOLOL!!!! The inside wasn’t my style either. I like modern.

      • WestCoastFeed

        It is a promise to buy, however. It is a matter of semantics.

        • True but West but you must admit a “promise” to buy is not a “sale.” That was lying in my book. I just don’t like that. It feels shady. IMO.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I disagree. My father was in real estate development. He would have considered this a sale, although not a firm sale.

          • I’ve never heard that. Interesting.

          • Birdie11

            A promise is not being in escrow…they definitely led the viewers to believe it was a done deal.

          • Thank you. I agree, I’m not in real estate but it’s not adding up.

        • Vince Foster, Jr.

          WCF, I didn’t know you were anti semantics.

          • Raine Woman

            LMAO!!!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Tee hee!

  • WestCoastFeed

    So far I have only seen one tweet from a fan who is attending Teresa’s latest Fabellini tasting. It is now after 11 p.m. on a week night. Doesn’t look like she drew a big crowd.

    • She’s having one tonight? I heard nothing about it. Not a word.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Yes at another DiningOutNJ place.

        • West, I know I’m in the majority here but something keeps telling me (inside voice) she won’t get any prison time. I hate this feeling.

          • Birdie11

            I know…it’s like a horrifying injustice is on the horizon.

          • You feel it coming too?

          • Birdie11

            I feel uneasy after seeing how Bravo handled the first episode.

          • WestCoastFeed

            There’s a bunch of episodes to come before the sentencing. You think Teresa is going to be able to portray herself convincingly as the stupid housewife who just signed where her husband told her to sign on all those years of papers? Bravo can only do so much with editing. I am not worried about the probation commission or the judge seeing the show.

          • Birdie11

            I don’t know…she’s pretty darn stupid, so pushing the limit with that wouldn’t surprise me.

          • WestCoastFeed

            I think she is going to get off lightly, but not get off completely. I have been predicting a Martha Stewart type sentence. And I have been predicting that since the first 39 indictments came down.

          • Pinky Pie

            I’ve been wondering if she would get off, too. But, then Was thinking, maybe the judge didn’t want the beautiful daughters to sit around during summer vacation without the parents around. School would occupy some their time. Trial end of September, they would have time to adjust to being back in school, then more time before they start their sentencing, and shortly after Christmas start to serve. Just a thought, but I’ve also been feeling like she knows she is off the hook for prison. I really think she already knows.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Here are a few questions that will hopefully get some wheels rolling.
            Is this the first “convicted felon” that has had the opportunity to have as much national TV coverage on a scale of lots of time, lots of episodes and lots of “acting” for use to attempt to influence a Judges decisions?
            If indeed this isn’t the first one, who was another person that had this level of coverage AND how did that outcome fare by such a blitz of TV footage to use for said influence?
            Would this type of coverage actually offer a positive or a negative picture for a sentencing judge to experience prior to the actual sentencing date?
            Case in point: Teresa seems to have been flaunting her freedom to
            be able to continue to fleece people for cash.
            Teresa is obviously using not only herself but more
            importantly her children in an attempt to influence the sentence.
            Teresa and Joe continue to present as overly
            confident that at least she will “skate”.
            Teresa and Joe both seem to not respect the
            judicial system of this country by what they did for 10 years.
            The perception of expectation for “celebrity” status
            warranting celebrity treatment is comical at best.

          • twifan2

            It’s not a feelin’ Doc.
            It’s gas! ;D

      • WestCoastFeed

        I just looked at the facebook page that included last night’s event. Autographed bottles of Fabellini were available for $25. Tre has another event scheduled for next Wednesday at another DiningOut card place. Either free admission or a prix fixe dinner. I imagine the Fabellini will be sold at the same price.

        • twifan2

          Ok! The woman is trelusional!
          I can get a can of Arnold Palmer’s Ice Tea with a copy of his autograph on the can FOR $1. Now that’s a steal deal. 🙂
          AND I get a receipt! 😮

          • WestCoastFeed

            A fan tweeted a little while ago that she spotted Tre at a Shop Rite. isn’t that one of the stores that carries her slop? I think it retails for /$10.99.

          • twifan2

            Shop Rite is like a smaller version of Wally World.
            I’ve never seen any of her stuff in there. She may just be shopping. :/

  • WestCoastFeed

    Did anyone watch WWHL tonight with Jeff Lewis hosting? I usually go to bed before it airs, but I’ll stay up if anyone thinks it is worth watching.

    • Say what? HOLY SHIT…say bye to Andy. He’s done.

      • WestCoastFeed

        At least I learned that Teresa is scheduled to appear on Sunday’s WWHL. Will Wendy Feldman sit on the couch with her and nudge her if she starts to say something wrong?

        • Andy stated in a recent interview he doesn’t want anyone filling in for him while he’s on vaca nor does he want a co-host. Has he ever (I don’t recall) had a guest host?

          • WestCoastFeed

            This was special. It was Andy’s 5th anniversary or some such event. I had the idea it was going to be a kind of a roast.

          • Oh, ok so Andy was there….ok.

    • Jennymckitty

      I watched. Nene really did show up. It was good to see her. I haven’t seen her in about two years….only the pretentious, miserable pod creature stunt double that she has been sending to Bravo to replace her. Jeff was especially shady and asked her why she was such a bitch at the reunion.

      • Birdie11

        Bring on JEFF…and CAN Andy!!!

  • Lorn

    Hmmm…Patterson’s lawyer looks like a muppet.

    • Steeler Fan

      I was horrified at Joe Gorga’s big greasy head full roid veins.

      • Lorn

        LOL.

  • Poppies1

    Fuck you, Tre’s llooking

  • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

    Dr. Seuss.
    Search “You’re Grounded How do you Qualify for House Arrest” to get a bit of an idea about this possibility for Miss Thang.

  • WestCoastFeed

    The Wakiles are building a McMansion. Why?

    Richard Wakile ‏@richardwakile 32m

    That’s a lot of lumber! #Casawakile in the making! http://fb.me/3Qo7VPCsQ

    • twifan2

      :/
      Seems like a HUGE place for just 4 ppl. AND then again, Victoria may not be living at home after she graduates Nursing school. & their son may be going away to college, so 2 ppl…

      • WestCoastFeed

        I imagine they both expect Victoria to live at home until she marries. And I am pretty sure that this house includes a test kitchen for Kathy. It still looks like way too much house for them.

        • twifan2

          I wonder what the sq footage is? :/
          It just looks too big for them, even with a test kitchen.

          • Birdie11

            Have fun cleaning that Kathy. No thanks.

    • Wow–Great progress! That looks like it’s gonna be a palatial home. It couldn’t happen to a nicer couple.

  • WestCoastFeed

    ROL has another NJ story today. This one says that Teresa feels betrayed by Andy Cohen after the remarks he made about her when Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa were his guests. But she will honor her commitment and appear on WWHL Sunday as scheduled. How many more NJ stories is Bravo going to feed to ROL before Sunday evening? The ratings slump must have Bravo nervous.

    • italiano bambino

      Gotta get those college funds because is what the moral thing for bravo to do. (Sarcasm)

  • Agstisme

    This whole thing smells fishy to me!!!

  • Steeler Fan

    When the Gorgas debuted on the show, Melissa said Joe was the top real estate developer of New Jersey.Here in Atlanta this golfer name Jack Nicklaus has built million dollars homes in a subdivision called,Country Club Of The South.Anyone knows the name of the subdivision in New Jersey Joe Gorga has built homes for?