Chaim Miller, a prolific Brooklyn-based real estate investor, is being sued by his partners, buyers and sellers
TRD Profile:In July, Chaim Miller and his sidekick Sam Sprei attended a bankruptcy hearing in Lower Manhattan. At issue was 45 John Street, a condominium development site that investor Harry Sohn claimed Miller was to sell him for $66 million.
Sohn, who controls Orin Management, accused Miller and Sprei of failing to disclose that the property’s mortgages were in default, and said the two — whom he described as “nothing short of scoundrels” — were backing out because Miller’s own partners on the deal were suing him.
“I think it was Churchill that was describing Russia as an enigma wrapped up in a riddle,” Sohn’s attorney Kevin Nash said at the hearing. “And I think Mr. Miller and Mr. Sprei would make Churchill’s Russia. They have a penchant for moving in and out of properties with other people’s monies.” [more]