Neighbors upset over tax-exempt home in Englewood owned by Libyan government

Neighbors are renewing criticism of a North Jersey house owned by the Libyan government. The multimillion-dollar home in Englewood was purchased by Libya 30 years

The multimillion-dollar home in Englewood was purchased by Libya 30 years ago.

The multimillion-dollar home in Englewood was purchased by Libya 30 years ago. (11/12/13)

ENGLEWOOD - Neighbors are renewing criticism of a North Jersey house owned by the Libyan government.

The multimillion-dollar home in Englewood was purchased by Libya 30 years ago.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who lives next door, has been a vocal critic of the home because of its tax-exempt status.

More than two years after the fall of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Boteach wants to know why the country still owns the house next door.

Boteach can't understand why the country is allowed to own the tax-exempt home in a New Jersey suburb. "It's supposed to be near the U.N.," he says. "But I don't see any U.N. buildings here. This is totally absurd."

There is still a Libyan flag flying in the front yard.

Land records indicate the home is owned by the Libyan mission.
 

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