NORWAY — At least five of seven Norway properties that Harvey and Dawn Solomon’s New Horizons Capital Investments business owned when state and federal agents raided the company offices last summer are up for sale.

However, thousands of dollars in real estate taxes are still owed on the seven properties, plus three others in Paris and Harrison, according to town officials.

Dawn Cummings Solomon, 42, of 90 Zakelo Road, Harrison, pleaded guilty last month to defrauding the state of $4 million in MaineCare money through her Living Independence Network Corp. Solomon overbilled the state for hours and expenses since January 2006, according to Michael Miller, director of the Attorney General’s Healthcare Crimes Unit.

A plea agreement has been reached for an eight-year sentence with all but 40 to 60 months suspended, plus four years of probation and up to $4 million restitution to the MaineCare program. Solomon is set to be sentenced in Oxford County Superior Court on Feb. 18.

Any proceeds from the sale of the couple’s properties remain unattached at this time, according to Miller and Solomon’s attorney, Thimi R. Mina.

“Any of the properties offered for sale by our client, Dawn Solomon, remain for sale by our client,” Mina, of McCloskey, Mina & Cunniff LLC of Portland, said in statement to the Sun Journal. “Our client is cooperating with the Attorney General’s office an they are going to be apprised of the status of any sale.”

The five properties for sale include an office building at 172 Main St., where New Horizon Capital Investment, a real estate holding company, was located. It’s listed for $269,000.

Also for sale is the Odd Fellows Building at 380 Main St., which recently had the price reduced from $179,000 to $159,000, according to Beth Miller of Village Square Realty in Norway.

Others for sale are a two-family 1850 farmhouse at 14 Orchard St. listed for $138,000; a three-bedroom house at 16 Orchard St. for $139,900; a three-bedroom Cape at 34 Greenleaf Ave. for $139,000.

Thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes are owed on all the properties since November 2010.

Apartment buildings at 21 and 24 Cottage St. owned by New Horizon Capital Investments are also in arrears for taxes, according to Norway Town Clerk Shirley Boyce.

Two more New Horizon apartment buildings at 35 Skillings Ave. and 44 Gothic St., in Paris are also in arrears for taxes to the tune of $1,575 plus interest, Deputy Tax Collector Sheila Giroux said.

And the couple’s nearly $1 million home at 90 Zakelo Road beside Long Lake in Harrison is in arrears to the tune of nearly $10,000, Harrison’s Town Clerk Judy Colburn said. The property is assessed at $969,200 according to Harrison assessment records.

Mina said any restriction on net proceeds of any sale would be subject to orders entered by the Maine Superior Court.

A building at 180 Main St. in Norway, where the Solomons operated Living Independence Network Corp. and other businesses before they were raided last year, has been sold, according to records. However, $2,427 in 2010 property taxes are unpaid, Boyce said. Generally, taxes are paid at the time of closing, but that apparently did not happen in this case, she said.

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The following 10 properties owned by New Horizon Capital Investments have unpaid taxes.

172 Main St., Norway, office building, for sale

380 Main St., Norway, Odd Fellows hall, for sale

14 Orchard St., Norway, two-family house, for sale

16 Orchard St., Norway, three-bedroom house, for sale

34 Greenleaf Ave., Norway, three-bedroom house, for sale

21 Cottage St., Norway, apartment building

24 Cottage St., Norway, apartment building

35 Skillings Ave., Paris, apartment building

44 Gothic St., Paris, apartment building

90 Zakelo Road, Harrison, Solomon house


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