Landlord Sam Suzuki released from jail

July 19, 2010 07:05PM

Embattled landlord Sam Suzuki was released from Manhattan Detention Complex on
Friday after spending more than three weeks behind bars for refusing a judge’s
order.

A Bronx Housing Court judge ordered him behind bars on civil contempt charges
for not making necessary repairs at 1585 East 172nd Street in the Bronx. He
surrendered on June 24 and was released Friday, the city Department of
Corrections website shows.

Suzuki, CEO of Hunter Property Management, was the signatory for an entity
called BXP I LLC, which last year bought six troubled buildings once owned by
private equity firm Ocelot Capital Group, including 1585 East 172nd Street.

Hunter Property said in a statement that the firm was not the owner of the
building, but was only its manager, and that management has now been changed.

“The courts wanted the names of the owners and investors of this property, but
Mr. Suzuki would not disclose the information,” the statement said. TRD