Back in the day when Mike Tyson was living the fast life it was nothing to buy a buy a multi-million dollar mansion.

The mansion was purchased by Paul Monea (of the Taebo informericals) and was seized shortly after by feds who are investigating Monea for a money laundering scheme. By then the property was already deserted and he paid only $1.3 million dollars.

As of right now the Monea family owes in excess of $231,000 from 2007 to be collected in 2008.$41,138.75 is the total due for 2007. The taxes apparently have not been paid in about 5-6 years. The house was listed on eBay by either Monea or Mr. Tyson back in 2005 for $3 million. The house is currently appraised at $2.3 million.

The Moneas are unlikely to ever pay their back taxes so it is waiting for the IRS to claim the property and auction it off at some time in the future according to

The 60 acre property is located in a remote area of Ohio in Southington. It features a 10,000 square foot house with five bedrooms, an indoor pool and overdone bathrooms. It’s well appointed with white tiger stripe carpet, gold plating and boasts a large facility for lions that Tyson used to keep as pets. He once bragged he’d spar with them to keep in shape.

  • Poppichuloco

    The pool area said it all! What a shame…

  • motownkid

    only in ohio would u find a piece of shit home like that…that shit look lame as hell smh damn, mike

  • 614

    Only in detroit would they make a hood nigga mayor. Who ends up goin down in a super scandal Then have to relocate people and shut down parts of the city because theyre broke as fuck, and cant provide vital resources for everyone…. Eminem is still the best thing to come from there, and he aint even from there.

    • JD

      Shut up, fuckin’ mark…

  • If I had the money, I would buy it. But the only down fall is that the house is in “Ohio”. Well it would make a nice get a way.

  • Big P

    thats the wackest looking mansion i’ve ever saw

  • J

    Sad that whoever wrote this article hasn’t done any research. This house has been sold TWICE since those photos were taken and is currently being renovated. It was also being worked on at the time this article was posted.

  • Otis

    The posts on here fail to remember that in its prime 20 years ago this house was probably awesome but now its outdated, and been vandalized…

  • Jade

    Everyone thinks the house is still abandoned but really its not, in 2011 it was sold and renovated, summer 2012 a foster home moved in, later summer 2013 they sold it and moved out, it was sold for $800,000 according to Zillow, now its been flipped 3 times by different real state companies.