Joy-Anna Duggar’s husband Austin Forsyth avoids trial, reaches settlement in real estate fraud case


COUNT on star Joy-Anna Duggar’s husband Austin Forsyth dodged the lawsuit and reached a settlement in his real estate fraud case.

Austin, 27, was sued in October 2019 for fraud and negligence after being accused of failing to obtain the proper permits for the septic system of a house he renovated and sold.

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Joy-Anna Duggar’s husband Austin Forsyth reached a settlement in his real estate fraud lawsuitCredit: Social networks – Refer to source
Austin dodged a jury trial set for May 25

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Austin dodged a jury trial set for May 25Credit: Social networks – Refer to source

The Sun can exclusively reveal that the two sides “have reached a settlement” and called for the case to be closed on May 21, according to court documents.

An Arkansas judge dismissed the case.

As The Sun previously reported in court documents, shortly after moving into the $ 140,000 Arkansas home in June 2018, buyers noticed “an unmistakable foul smell of human waste emanating from their yard. “.

The buyers alleged that the conditions were “constant and unbearable” and “unsanitary and downright disgusting”.

Austin flips and sells houses

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Austin flips and sells housesCredit: Social networks – Refer to source
Her work was featured on the family's reality show Counting On

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Her work was featured on the family’s reality show Counting OnCredit: TLC

The buyers also alleged that their dog “fell ill” after drinking “water” in the yard.

The applicants learned that the land was not suitable for the septic system that had been installed, they alleged.

With the current “malfunctioning” septic system, the right one would be “extremely expensive”.

Court documents have claimed that Washington County requires property sold with a septic system to receive a certificate or permit from the Washington County Department of Health prior to the sale.

The lawsuit claimed Austin did not get the proper permits when the house was built

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The lawsuit claimed Austin did not get the proper permits when the house was builtCredit: Instagram

The documents alleged: “No such certificate or permit has been obtained by [Austin], despite the fact that [Austin] guaranteed that all work has been done with the appropriate permits.

They claimed Austin “falsely stated that all necessary permits were obtained for the work being done on the house and that they were carried out in accordance with code.”

They claimed that a new septic tank will cost over $ 20,000.

In the Counting on The star’s response to the lawsuit, he claimed he was “not required to obtain a license” and denied their allegations against him regarding “fraud and negligence”.

Austin was sued for

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Austin was sued for “fraud” and “negligence”Credit: TLC

He asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit.

Then in February 2020, home buyers requested partial summary judgment for fraud, which means being compensated for any of the claims.

Austin responded by asking the court to dismiss their demand for payment.

An Arkansas judge sided with Austin and dismissed the buyer’s request for partial summary judgment on December 18, 2020.

Austin was scheduled to testify at trial

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Austin was scheduled to testify at trialCredit: Joy-Anna Duggar / Instagram

As The Sun previously reported, the parties were prepares for a one-day jury trial scheduled for May 25.

The owners file a complaint Joy-Annaher husband provided the court with their witness list.

A die witnesses was Austin, since he was expected to appear and testify at trial.

Other witnesses include claimants and experts.

Reality TV stars are parents of 3-year-old Gideon and 8-month-old Evelyn

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Reality TV stars are parents of 3-year-old Gideon and 8-month-old EvelynCredit: Joy-Anna Duggar / Instagram

Evidence to be presented at trial included the real estate contract between Austin and the owners, the valuation of the septic tank, and more.

Joy-Anna’s husband buys, renovates and sells houses for a living, as he posts photos of his various flips on Instagram.

His career in construction was also featured on the family reality show Counting On.

Austin and Joy-Anna, 23, are parents of Gideon, 3, and Evelyn, 8 months.

Josh was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in April

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Josh was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in AprilCredit: AP

The legal war ends as the legal troubles of Joy-Anna’s older brother Josh are just beginning.

Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest Josh, 33 years old, was arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in April.

Arrest linked to 2019 Homeland Security raid on Josh’s Now Closed Used Car Dealership in Springdale, Arkansas.

In November 2019, Homeland Security conducted an “ongoing federal investigation” on the ground.

He was released from prison a week after his arrest

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He was released from prison a week after his arrestCredit: Coleman-Rayner for The US Sun

According to the indictment, Josh “Knowingly received child pornography” between or around May 14, 2019 and on or around May 16, 2019.

For the second count, Josh “knowingly possessed material containing images of child pornography”, including “images of minors under the age of 12”.

If found guilty, he could receive 20 years in prison with fines of up to $ 250,000 on each count.

Josh faces up to 20 years in prison

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Josh faces up to 20 years in prisonCredit: Getty

Josh pleaded not guilty to the charges upon his arraignment.

It was released from prison one week after his arrest and must be confined to his home until his trial in July 2020.

Josh is stay with Lacount and Maria Reber, who are Jim Bob’s church friends.

He is not be allowed to hang out with minors, including his siblings, nieces and nephews.

He has unlimited access to his six children with his pregnant woman Anna as long as she is present.

The Sun has exclusively reported that a neighbor saw Anna and their kids visiting Josh at the Reber’s.

Josh's pregnant wife Anna and their six children visited him

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Josh’s pregnant wife Anna and their six children visited himCredit: social media – Refer to source

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