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Manhattan landlord probed for using illegal tactics

Postby innocent1997 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:00 am

Multimillionaire Manhattan landlord probed for possibly using illegal tactics to force out rent-stabilized tenants

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exc ... -1.1880709

The multimillionaire Manhattan landlord whose ex-cop employee is accused of terrorizing tenants is now himself the subject of an investigation, the Daily News has learned.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a probe into the potentially illegal tactics used by landlord Steven Croman, 47, to force rent-stabilized tenants out of their valuable apartments, a source said.

The AG is investigating potential violations of city and state laws, including numerous infractions related to tenant harassment by Croman, the source said.

Schneiderman’s spokeswoman, Melissa Grace, declined to answer questions about the probe, instead issuing a brief statement.

“While we cannot comment on potential or ongoing investigations, the attorney general is committed to ensuring that no one — no matter how rich or well connected — is above the law. We are prepared to take action against landlords who use illegal tactics to force rent-regulated tenants out of their homes to raise rents.”

Croman, who owns 100 mostly residential buildings across Manhattan, portrays himself as a philanthropist, raising money for causes like the 92nd Street Y.

This week Schneiderman slapped a “cease and desist” order on one of his employees, ex-NYPD cop Anthony Falconite, a private investigator tenants say has engaged in a campaign of harassment and intimidation to force them out.
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Re: Manhattan landlord probed for using illegal tactics

Postby TenantNet » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:27 pm

How long has Schneiderman been in office? Is he currently running for re-election? How many high-profile landlord investigations has he started in the last 4 years? How many do you think he will start in the next 4 years?
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Re: Manhattan landlord probed for using illegal tactics

Postby no one » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:04 pm

At least he says he is trying now. Is there a Tenant Association that helps tenants being harassed in this way??? I really need help and not snide comments.
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Re: Manhattan landlord probed for using illegal tactics

Postby rentstubq » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:03 pm

There are lots of groups that help with forming tenant associations, but a tenant association is something that is organized and maintained, BY THE TENANTS. Do you live in one of this guy's buildings?
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