09/17/2012 12:55 pm ET

A $23 Million Mansion Heads To Foreclosure As An Entrepreneur's Fortune Vanishes

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Rodney P. Hunt was running one of the country’s most successful black-owned government contracting firms in 2003 when he began building the ultimate symbol of his ascent: A riverfront McLean mansion so big, Hunt once joked, that he worried he’d “need walkie-talkies just to communicate” with his son.

Now, in a stunning reversal of fortune for a man who loved recounting how he went from mowing lawns in Fort Washington to signing billion-dollar government contracts, Hunt’s $23.1 million trophy house is facing foreclosure.

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