Oct 17, 2015 3:28 PM by News Staff
PLAINFIELD, N.H. (AP) - Officials think they'll finally be able to sell off two New Hampshire properties formerly owned by a now-jailed pair of tax evaders who kept federal agents at bay during a months-long armed standoff, despite concerns one might still be booby-trapped.
An auction last year for Ed and Elaine Brown's properties drew no bidders, but much has changed.
The minimum bids on both places - $125,000 for the 100-acre compound in Plainfield and $250,000 for Elaine Brown's dentist office in Lebanon - are half what they were. Winning bidders have 45 days - not seven - to come up with the balance. And qualified bidders are being given access to the compound for the first time - even with lingering worries it might have hidden explosives.
The auction is scheduled for Oct. 22 at the federal courthouse in Concord.
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