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Feds charge LA council member with taking bribes from developers

Feds charge LA council member with taking bribes from developers

The FBI arrested Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar Tuesday on a federal racketeering charge, culminating a near...

Feds charge LA council member with taking bribes from developers
Private jets, prostitutes and luxury hotels: Broker’s plea deal points finger at LA councilman

Private jets, prostitutes and luxury hotels: Broker’s plea deal points finger at LA councilman

A bombshell plea deal involving a former real estate broker that the federal government unsealed Wednesday suggests a years-long trail of bribery between City...

Private jets, prostitutes and luxury hotels: Broker’s plea deal points finger at LA councilman
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Real estate was among top consumer gripes in 2019

Landlord-tenant disputes generated more consumer complaints in the state last year than all but three other sources. New York...

Real estate was among top consumer gripes in 2019
Former HFZ Capital Group executuve John Simonlaca (Credit: HFZ, iStock)

Meet the HFZ exec accused of taking mob bribes

UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, 5:20 p.m.: As an executive at HFZ Capital, John Simonlacaj had overseen some of...

Meet the HFZ exec accused of taking mob bribes
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Investor claims fake Queens developers conspired to rob him of $500K

A New York investor poured $500,000 into an entity managed by a group of real estate developers who were...

Investor claims fake Queens developers conspired to rob him of $500K
Ex-president of Peru tied to corruption scandal dies from self-inflicted gunshot

Ex-president of Peru tied to corruption scandal dies from self-inflicted gunshot

Peru’s ex-President Alan García died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head on Wednesday morning – hours after...

Ex-president of Peru tied to corruption scandal dies from self-inflicted gunshot
The anatomy of construction corruption

The anatomy of construction corruption

In New York City’s $45.3 billion construction industry, it’s a network of middlemen that choreographs the rise of buildings. From supply companies to electrical workers, developers rely on a consortium of professionals to assign...

The anatomy of construction corruption
Acropolis Gardens, a Queens co-op mired in allegations of corruption and self-dealing, is tearing itself apart

Acropolis Gardens, a Queens co-op mired in allegations of corruption and self-dealing, is tearing itself apart

Refinancing old debt on a property is a routine measure. But shareholders of an Astoria complex fear another loan would be a means of...

Acropolis Gardens, a Queens co-op mired in allegations of corruption and self-dealing, is tearing itself apart
Long Island Cheat Sheet: Contractor dies in plane crash off Amagansett beach … & more

Long Island Cheat Sheet: Contractor dies in plane crash off Amagansett beach … & more

Long Island contractor dies in plane crash off Amagansett beach Contractor Ben Krupinski died Saturday when a plane carrying his family crashed in the waters...

Long Island Cheat Sheet: Contractor dies in plane crash off Amagansett beach … & more
How bribery and overbilling schemes have become commonplace in the world of RE’s middlemen

How bribery and overbilling schemes have become commonplace in the world of RE’s middlemen

From the April issue: In New York City’s $45.3 billion construction industry, it’s a network of middlemen that choreograph the rise of buildings. From supply...

How bribery and overbilling schemes have become commonplace in the world of RE’s middlemen
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