Newark 'super squatter' evicted from house

NEWARK - He's known as the city's "super squatter," but the man known for squatting in several Newark properties has finally been evicted.

Mark Newton had been living in a bank-owned home in Newark for three-and-a-half years. He spent most of that time living rent-free.

Newton argued that the building needed repairs. Wells Fargo, the bank that owns the home, insisted that Newton had no right to be there in the first place.

Newton has been accused of squatting in several properties in the past. Landlords say he moves in, stops paying rent, then forces them to spend tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to try and evict him.

A judge twice ruled in Newton's favor on technicalities, but he's finally been ordered out.

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