K&D Properties didn’t have the right Cleveland address to “serve” Justin Bibb with their April 2021 complaint for owed rent damages so they dismissed it in July

Clevelanders concerned about suburbanites like Basheer Jones and Jeff Johnson running for elected office in their city alerted EJBNEWS that Bibb might not live in Cleveland after a civil complaint against him was returned to the Cleveland Municipal Court

CLEVELAND, OH – K&D Properties  Inc. wants $1189.45 from Cleveland mayoral candidate Justin M. Bibb for rent he owes as a former tenant at 1717 East 9th Street #1405 since December 19, 2014.  Bibb vacated the apartment sometime in December 2020.

The complaint was filed with the Cleveland Municipal Court on April 29, 2021 and is numbered 21CVH004813.  The address listed for Bibb was 1600 Euclid Avenue Apt. 2602.  The address identified on Bibb’s voter registration record is 1600 Euclid Avenue Apt. 2911 in the Lumen’s apartments.  $1600 to $6700 a month for rent.  That’s a long but short distance away from Dove Avenue in Heartless Felons territory.

On May 4, 2021 the complaint was forwarded to an address that’s not identified on the Cleveland Municipal Court docket.  Bibb was never “served” or signed for the complaint at any address the U.S. Postal attempted to deliver it to him.  On July 15, 2021 K&D Properties couldn’t find Bibb so the corporation asked the Cleveland Municipal Court to dismiss its complaint against him.

An official online record associated with Bibb’s name on file with his campaign for Cleveland mayor is the “Designation of Treasurer” form Deborah Bibb signed to manage his campaign finance committee’s money on October 6, 2020.  The address listed for Bibb on official campaign finance records is the one K&D Properties sued him for skipping out on the $1189.45 in damages he allegedly owed. 1717 E. 9th Street #1405.

A search of the Cuyahoga County Auditor’s website doesn’t identify any properties Bibb owns under his name.  The most recent address a “casual” search of “find anybody” websites associates the Cleveland mayoral candidate’s name with the address of 4855 East 94th Street in Garfield Heights.  The home is owned by Charlene Nichols who on Facebook identifies herself as Bibb’s mother.

The mayoral candidate’s name, Justin M. Bibb, is affiliated with 226 E. 53rd Street in New York as well as 3511 Davenport St NW #104 in Washington, D.C.

Bibb’s voting record shows him as voting consistently in Cleveland between 2011 and 2020.  He missed the city’s 2013 municipal election.  He voted from John Adams High School for the first two years of his residency at 1717 E. 9th Street in 2014 and 2015.

There was speculation that Bibb was not a Cleveland resident when K&D’s complaint against him was returned to the Cleveland Municipal Court.  The mix-up appears to be the difference in floor and door numbers.  If he pays K&D Properties the $1189.45 before its attorneys get a better address, Bibb avoids any more discussion about its lawsuit during the campaign.

Perhaps the Australian alien he’s appointed to serve as his deputy campaign manager doesn’t know how to investigate her candidate’s vulnerabilities to keep them from being exposed.  Bibb should learn to “hire American.”

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.


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