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Crawford v. Silette, 09-40641

In defendant's appeal from the district court's order granting a receiver's petition imposing an equitable lien on defendant's condominium and ordering defendant to transfer it to the receiver, the order is affirmed where: 1) federal law created subject matter jurisdiction for federal receivers, under 28 U.S.C. section 754; 2) in Florida, an equitable lien can be imposed on a homestead where an innocent party used fraudulently obtained funds to invest in the homestead; and 3) defendant was no worse off from the imposition of the equitable lien than she was as a mortgagor.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/03/2010
  • Published 06/03/2010


  • EDITH H. JONES, Chief Judge:, Before JONES, Chief Judge, and SMITH and ELROD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit