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Coney Island residents fight with co-op president

April 08, 2013 12:30PM

A war is brewing between Trump Village residents and their co-op president, the New York Post reported.

Residents of Trump Village in Coney Island allege Igor Oberman, a prosecutor for the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and a candidate for City Council, feuds with residents and then launches evictions proceedings against them.

“[Oberman] thinks it’s 1938 in the Soviet Union,” Yakov Mirochnik, a disabled tenant who has clashed publicly with Oberman, told the Post.

One resident who Oberman tried unsuccessfully to evict is Eugene Ovsishcher, a former soldier who returned home from Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, the Post said.

Another resident who is fighting an eviction order has started an anti-Oberman petition drive. [NYP] –Hayley Kaplan