The Real Deal New York

From the archives: From real estate to prison

Agent's conviction shows how state, industry deal with criminal cases

August 29, 2015 02:00PM


Wallkill Correctional Facility and Steven Spinola

Agent Courtney Wall was slated to meet a client to finalize a rental deal on the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, when his life changed forever. “There’s been a little bit of a problem,” Wall told the client over the phone when city detectives showed up to arrest him. “I’m going to have to send someone else.”

Wall, now 34, had a few minutes to gather his things, and then he was off to jail. The charge: jumping bail on earlier felony burglary charges. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison. Read the full story from the August 2010 issue after the jump.