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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
HFZ managing director John Simonlacaj and The XI development (Credit: LinkedIn and Wikipedia Commons)

HFZ’s High Line condo-hotel project was ATM for the mob, prosecutors say

The Gambino crime family bought off a top executive at HFZ Capital Group, federal prosecutors allege. Feds say that...

HFZ’s High Line condo-hotel project was ATM for the mob, prosecutors say
Fake sultan sentenced after allegedly defrauding Miami real estate billionaire and others

Fake sultan sentenced after allegedly defrauding Miami real estate billionaire and others

Two years ago, Anthony Gignac was living the life of royalty. Going by the name “Khaled Al-Saud,” he had...

Fake sultan sentenced after allegedly defrauding Miami real estate billionaire and others
From left: 80 Columbus Circle, Jho Low, and 118 Greene Street

Jho Low’s NYC condos to hit market as part of forfeiture lawsuit

A U.S. forfeiture lawsuit is targeting two luxury New York City condos owned by Jho Low, a Malaysian financier...

Jho Low’s NYC condos to hit market as part of forfeiture lawsuit
Morgan Management CEO Robert Morgan (Credit: Facebook and iStock)

One of the country’s largest landlords accused of “Ponzi scheme-like” scam

The Securities and Exchanges Commission and the Justice Department are alleging that Robert Morgan, one of the largest landlords...

One of the country’s largest landlords accused of “Ponzi scheme-like” scam
Joseph Strasburg of the Rent Stabilization Association (Credit: iStock)

As rent regulation deadline nears, RSA suggests reforms to individual apartment improvements program

With less than a month until New York’s rent regulation laws expire, a real estate trade group plans to float reforms to a controversial...

As rent regulation deadline nears, RSA suggests reforms to individual apartment improvements program
Megalith CEO Sam Sidhu and 1660 First Avenue (Credit: Tobias Truvillion and Google Maps)

Samvir Sidhu sues over squashed contract to buy Yorkville property

An apparent affiliate of Samvir Sidhu’s Megalith Capital Management is suing the property owner of a Yorkville walk-up he’s...

Samvir Sidhu sues over squashed contract to buy Yorkville property
Rodrigo Niño and 84 Williams Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Crowdfunding firm Prodigy is broke, former exec claims in defamation lawsuit

A former Prodigy Network executive is suing the real-estate crowdfunding platform and CEO Rodrigo Niño, alleging that the company’s...

Crowdfunding firm Prodigy is broke, former exec claims in defamation lawsuit
Clockwise from upper L: 155 East 55th Street, 210 East 58th Street and 65 West 55th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Trio of Manhattan buildings up for sale following claims of mismanagement

Three Midtown Manhattan rental buildings are hitting the market thanks to a lawsuit between the partners that own them....

Trio of Manhattan buildings up for sale following claims of mismanagement
Ana Sorokin (Credit: Getty Images)

Con artist who sought nightclub deal with Aby Rosen gets 4 to 12 years in prison

Anna Sorokin, a Russian national who swindled the upper crust of New York City and was known by the...

Con artist who sought nightclub deal with Aby Rosen gets 4 to 12 years in prison
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