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AG’s office to pursue arrest of L.I. developer

Mohring filed bankruptcy the night before judge ordered him to pay $215K

September 05, 2012 12:30PM
By David Jones

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From left: State AG Eric Schneiderman and 711 Willis Avenue

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has asked a judge to enforce a contempt order against a Long Island condominium developer who quietly filed for personal bankruptcy the night before the judge ordered him to pay a $215,000 judgment.

Schneiderman sued Richard Mohring, developer of the 37-unit Cambridge Park condo in Williston, N.Y., and his wife, Deborah, for failing to fix a crumbling retainer wall at the complex, located at 711-725 Willis Avenue. The judge ordered him to pay the fine within 72 hours or face jail time

Mohring’s lawyer asked state Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez to stop the clock on the payments in order for the bankruptcy case to proceed, and thus far no payment has been made, according to regulatory sources familiar with the case. Assistant state AG Serwat Farooq told the judge that the AG’s office would pursue Mohring’s arrest and imprisonment, according to a letter obtained by The Real Deal.

In his Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing Mohring’s only unsecured debt was a $700 Visa bill. However, he was issued a notice for a deficient filing, which means he did not include necessary financial information to justify going bankrupt. His lawyer Scott Schneider did not return calls.

  • Raging Realtor

    Going to a party in the county jail. Dont wail

  • Harlemite

    how do you file for bankruptcy “quietly” – does that mean he didn’t use the common technique of constantly blowing a whistle and playing a trumpet at the courthouse while you’re attorney is turning in the papers (aka a noisy bankruptcy filing)?

  • Former owner

    He’s getting off easy, arrest them both already check out her website she owns most of what she’s selling! They are snakes and dishonest and are finally getting what they deserve even though I think it’s to easy.

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