BENTON – The federal government alleges a mortgage on a Wayne City property has not been paid since 2014.

The United States of America, through the Rural Housing Service, filed a suit Feb. 9 against John R. Wilkerson, et al. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois alleging sums due on a property.

According to the claim, the defendants have a mortgage for a Wayne City property. The defendants allegedly failed to pay the monthly installments from December 2014 to present and is indebted to the plaintiff for $45,245.60 plus interest of $13,233.91 and other fees. The suit states the total amount due is now $76,649.42.

The defendants are accused of failing to pay the mortgage balance as required and agreed upon originally.

The plaintiff is seeking judgment for foreclosure and sale of property, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Gerald M. Burke of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fairview Heights

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-135.

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