LI squatters who hadn’t paid mortgage in over a decade appear to move out after being exposed by the Post: ‘It feels like a Christmas Miracle’
By Georgett Roberts and Kathianne Boniello
Published Dec. 23, 2023, 8:12 a.m. ET
A pair of allegedly racist Long Island squatters who hadn’t paid their mortgage in more than a decade appear to have finally moved out a week after their “abuse” of the court system was exposed by The Post.
Moving trucks were spotted in the driveway of the four-bedroom, two-bath, 1,536-square-foot home on Friendly Lane in Jericho Wednesday, said Bobby Chawla, whose family purchased the house 22 months ago in a bank auction but have been unable to move in because accused squatters Barry and Barbara Pollack wouldn’t leave.
By Friday, the house appeared empty and the Pollacks were nowhere to be seen.
“It feels like a Christmas Miracle, I can’t believe it,” said Chawla, who cannot officially take over the home without a judge’s approval.
“I did feel a sense of relief. . . . but I won’t be satisfied until I have possession of my home. This guy is not to be trusted.”