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Frank Binder and Alexandra Schuck, with 1 Electra Court (Credit: Hilton & Hyland)

Merck billionaire plans to tear down 1 Electra Court and go twice as big

Billionaire Frank Binder, heir to the fortune of pharma giant Merck, wants to demolish a  Hollywood Hills mansion he...

Merck billionaire plans to tear down 1 Electra Court and go twice as big
Carla House at 1966 Carla Ridge and Robert Shapiro

Beverly Hills properties once owned by convicted RE Ponzi schemer Shapiro sell for $69M

Five Southern California properties once owned by convicted real estate Ponzi schemer Robert Shapiro have sold for a total...

Beverly Hills properties once owned by convicted RE Ponzi schemer Shapiro sell for $69M
Clockwise from top: Robert Shapiro, Viktor Gjonaj, and Robert C. Morgan (Credit: Rochester Institute of Technology, LinkedIn, iStock)

Robert Shapiro is not alone: 5 real estate Ponzi schemes you should know about

On October 15, developer Robert Shapiro—who pleaded guilty in August for leading a $1.3 billion real estate Ponzi scheme—received...

Robert Shapiro is not alone: 5 real estate Ponzi schemes you should know about
Jeffrey Yohai and 779 Stradella Road

Jeffrey Yohai gets 9 years for real estate schemes

Jeffrey Yohai, former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, was sentenced Friday to more than nine years in prison for running...

Jeffrey Yohai gets 9 years for real estate schemes
Luxury home developer Robert Shapiro arrested on federal charges over $1.3B Ponzi scheme

Luxury home developer Robert Shapiro arrested on federal charges over $1.3B Ponzi scheme

A former luxury real estate developer in Los Angeles was arrested on federal charges, accused of deceiving thousands of...

Luxury home developer Robert Shapiro arrested on federal charges over $1.3B Ponzi scheme
Luxury home developer Robert Shapiro arrested on federal charges over $1.3B Ponzi scheme

Luxury home developer Robert Shapiro arrested on federal charges over $1.3B Ponzi scheme

A former luxury real estate developer in Los Angeles was arrested on federal charges, accused of deceiving thousands of...

Luxury home developer Robert Shapiro arrested on federal charges over $1.3B Ponzi scheme
Developer behind $58M Ponzi scheme gets 6 years in prison

Developer behind $58M Ponzi scheme gets 6 years in prison

Westchester developer Michael D’Alessio was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday morning after pleading guilty in November...

Developer behind $58M Ponzi scheme gets 6 years in prison
Rapid Realty hit with racketeering lawsuit from franchisee lender

Rapid Realty hit with racketeering lawsuit from franchisee lender

Amid an ongoing revolt among franchise owners, Rapid Realty is facing a new set of charges that its business...

Rapid Realty hit with racketeering lawsuit from franchisee lender
Bar Works founder Renwick Haddow agrees to extradition: SEC

Bar Works founder Renwick Haddow agrees to extradition: SEC

From TRD New York: Renwick Haddow is still sitting in a Moroccan jail, but possibly not for much longer....

Bar Works founder Renwick Haddow agrees to extradition: SEC
WATCH: Why is online real estate fraud the perfect crime?

WATCH: Why is online real estate fraud the perfect crime?

From TRD New York: Real estate scams have existed since property started changing hands. The internet — and social...

WATCH: Why is online real estate fraud the perfect crime?
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