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From left: Attorney General Merrick Garland and RealPage CEO Dana Jones (Getty, The United States Department of Justice, RealPage)
National

Justice Department investigating RealPage

Class-action lawsuits are not the only problem facing RealPage: The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the proptech company. The agency’s Antitrust Division launched a probe into the Texas-based firm, ProPublica reported....

Justice Department investigating RealPage
 Lakeland Bank president Thomas Shara (Lakeland Bank, Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty)
Tri-State

In redlining case, New Jersey lender to pay $12M

The Justice Department has settled another case involving alleged redlining by real estate lenders, this time in New Jersey....

In redlining case, New Jersey lender to pay $12M
Jackson Township Mayor Michael Reina (Jackson Township, iStock)
Tri-State

New Jersey town settles discrimination suit

A New Jersey town that allegedly used zoning ordinances to discriminate against the Orthodox Jewish community has settled a Department of Justice lawsuit. Jackson Township’s council signed off on the settlement this week, Gothamist...

New Jersey town settles discrimination suit
Search and seizure: oligarch edition
National Issue

Search and seizure: oligarch edition

Well over a month into Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the West’s response has left Russia in a financial mess. Well-heeled Russians seen as enablers of the Kremlin were hit with sanctions in an...

Search and seizure: oligarch edition
A U.S. District judge sentenced Patrick Joseph Soria to 12 years in prison (Getty)
Los Angeles

“Skillful con man” sentenced for defrauding 2K homeowners

For three years, Patrick Joseph Soria defrauded more than 2,000 homeowners and prospective homebuyers out of around $7.6 million....

“Skillful con man” sentenced for defrauding 2K homeowners
Ivan Acedveo and Dane Roseman pleaded guilty Monday to their roles in a scheme that bilked thousands of property investors. Robert Shapiro, above, the mastermind, was sentenced in 2019.
Los Angeles

Last defendants in $1B real estate Ponzi scheme plead guilty

Over five years, beginning in 2012, Sherman Oaks-based luxury real estate developer Robert Shapiro orchestrated a Ponzi scheme that...

Last defendants in $1B real estate Ponzi scheme plead guilty
(iStock, Department of Justice)

Buildings inspector charged with bribery at Queens work site

A city Department of Buildings inspector was charged with soliciting a cash bribe from a construction company that was...

Buildings inspector charged with bribery at Queens work site

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