Queens Squatter Charged, Homeowner Wronged in $1 Million Property Standoff

A Queens homeowner’s nightmare is nearing a resolution as the alleged squatter faces charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. The bizarre situation unfolded after Adele Andaloro inherited a million-dollar property from her parents. Upon listing the house for sale, she discovered Brian Rodriguez had allegedly moved in without permission.

Andaloro attempted to reclaim her property by changing the locks. However, Rodriguez reportedly forced his way back in, leading to a confusing situation where police initially arrested Andaloro for unlawful eviction.

The tables have now turned. Rodriguez has been indicted on charges of burglary, grand larceny, and criminal trespass. The DA’s office alleges Rodriguez never had a legitimate lease and essentially stole the valuable property.

“This case highlights the challenges homeowners can face with squatters who exploit legal loopholes,” a spokesperson for the DA’s office said. “We are committed to holding accountable those who break the law and bring rightful ownership back to property owners.”

The case underscores the complexities of squatter’s rights, which vary by location. Andaloro’s ordeal serves as a cautionary tale for homeowners to navigate legal channels when dealing with unwelcome occupants.


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