MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An 83-year-old who spent 19 years as a political prisoner in Castro’s Cuba is fighting keep her home here in South Florida.
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has intervened to delay the eviction of Ana Rodriguez, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday.READ MORE: Rashaun Jones Pleads Not Guilty In Murder Of Former Hurricanes Teammate Bryan Pata
The Bank of New York Mellon foreclosed on her home in 2018.
A buyer from California purchased the three-bedroom home along SW 8 Street and Le Jeune Road a year ago and is seeking to evict Rodriguez. That’s something her lawyer Bruce Jacobs says didn’t go through the right channels.READ MORE: ‘Devious Lick’ Challenge: Vandalism, Theft Videos On Social Media Leads To Warning
“They are violating my client’s constitutional rights by depriving her of her property without due process,” he said.
Rodriguez’s lawyer says the foreclosure was fraudulent.MORE NEWS: Hispanic Heritage Month: For Broward Health's Dr. Aldo Calvo Treating, Bonding With Patients Is A Matter Of Pride
He argues the eviction should not go forward and that the foreclosure is based on forged documents.