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Yonkers landlord arrested for violations as city cracks down on ‘deadbeat owners’

January 24, 2019 08:49AM

A landlord in Yonkers who racked up dozens of violations over the past eight years has been arrested, LoHud reported. Aurelio Assuncao, who owns five properties on Riverview Place and Beech Street, has received more than 70 summonses for fire and housing code-related violations, including “his properties having illegal apartments, no second means of egress and non-working or non-existent smoke and carbon monoxide alarms,” the outlet reported. Assuncao ignored bench warrants related to the violations for years, and was finally arrested on Jan. 18. In a statement, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said the landlord “leads the list of top property owner violators.” He added that the action taken against Assuncao “is just one example of how Yonkers is cracking down on the deadbeat owners who think they are above the law.” [LoHud]