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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.
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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
Federal authorities secured guilty pleas in cases involving a city building inspector, a house-flipping Brooklyn attorney and Eric Malley, pictured, CEO of a property investment firm (Getty, iStock)

Baking up a bribe: Former buildings inspector pleads guilty

 When City Department of Buildings inspector Francesco Ginestri visited a Queens construction site last summer, he was there to...

Baking up a bribe: Former buildings inspector pleads guilty
Eric Malley was arrested earlier this week. (Getty)

Feds indict NY real estate exec in $50M fraud scheme

Federal prosecutors say the former CEO of a New York real estate firm defrauded hundreds of investors out of...

Feds indict NY real estate exec in $50M fraud scheme
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City Council targets deed fraud with two bills

Car theft, once rampant in the city, has been reduced to a trickle. But thieves have become adept at...

City Council targets deed fraud with two bills

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