Miami man convicted of using fake ID to rent luxury Sunny Isles penthouse

He faces up to 10 years in prison

A jury found a Miami man guilty of using a fake Florida driver’s license to lease a luxury penthouse in Sunny Isles. He faces up to 10 years in prison. 

Earlier this year, following an FBI investigation, Alfred Lenoris Davis was charged with the use of a counterfeit device, the ID, to gain access to a unit at 400 Sunny Isles, a waterfront condo building. Davis, a convicted felon, hid his past by using the fake ID to get approved by the condo association for a lease in his mother Cynthia Louis’ name. 

The lease was signed in April 2023, court records show. The U.S. Attorney’s Office pursued the case in the Southern District of Florida. 

The $13,000 monthly rental was for unit 2004 at 400 Sunny Isles Boulevard, a four-bedroom four-and-a-half-bathroom condo with views of the Intracoastal Waterway, ocean, and cityscape. The three-story, 3,000-square-foot penthouse also includes a private rooftop, according to the listing. 

The condo association approved Davis as a co-tenant under a fake name, giving him access to the building’s amenities and services. 

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A jury found Davis guilty on May 15. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan Bailyn and Katie Sadlo are the prosecutors on the case, according to a press release. 

Davis had previously been indicted on bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud charges in 2004. He was also charged with grand theft in 2011, court records show. 

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Davis is seeking a new trial. His attorney alleges that Davis was prejudiced by prosecutors citing his two prior convictions and that the government misrepresented evidence, according to the motion for a new trial, filed this week. 

Key International completed 400 Sunny Isles nearly a decade ago. The two-tower luxury condo includes a waterfront pool, sports courts and marina.