FL Squatter Living in Mansion

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St. Louis, MO (KPLR) A squatter is living large in a $2.5 million mansion in Florida. Police have no power to kick him out. A 23-year-old Brazilian man apparently has the right to stay there under something called, “adverse possession”. The antiquated law means someone can get the title from someone else by openly occupying the land and paying property taxes for at least seven years. Bank of America foreclosed on the property last July, and days later Andre Barbosa filed paperwork with the county so he could stay in the home. The bank did file a civil suit against Barbosa in an attempt to reclaim the land.