Ex-Corcoran broker gets jail time for townhouse burglary

Judge sentences David Kim to up to nine years for stealing $500K worth of luxury items

New York /
Nov.November 25, 2014 01:44 PM

A judge ordered David Kim, a former broker at the Corcoran Group, to serve up to nine years in prison for burglarizing a five-story Upper West Side townhouse that he helped sell.

Art dealer Tina Kim and her husband, Jae Chung, bought the home at 141 West 81st Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, for $7.6 million in 2012. The following year, Kim, who served as a broker on that deal, entered the home and stole about $500,000 in luxury items such as a Gucci wallet, Louis Vuitton accessories and a Hermès passport holder. 

Kim pleaded guilty to criminal possession of stolen property; grand larceny; forgery and two counts of identity theft as part of a plea deal, the New York Post reported. Police said they found the stolen property in Kim’s home.

Justice Gregory Carro set Kim’s prison sentence at three to nine years. 

At the sentencing Monday, Assistance District Attorney Randolph Clarke Jr. read a letter from Chung, in which he said, “Even more than the loss of our property, we now live and sleep in a house where we worry that an intruder can enter and do us harm.” [NYP]Mark Maurer


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