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Here’s where Mitch Kossoff’s stolen money went

Convicted real estate attorney Mitch Kossoff is on the hook to repay more than $14 million he stole from...

Here’s where Mitch Kossoff’s stolen money went
The plaintiff invested $1 million in exchange for a portfolio of hotels - but never received his part of the agreement (Getty)

Urban Commons defrauded investor out of $1M in hotel venture: lawsuit

Trouble continues to mount for Los Angeles-based Urban Compass, the bankrupt owner of Lower Manhattan’s Wagner Hotel and former...

Urban Commons defrauded investor out of $1M in hotel venture: lawsuit
The summer months tend to heat up the rental market but victims of rental scams lose the most money in the summer (iStock)
National

As summer heats up, so do rental scams

Across the country, the summer months tend to be the busiest for renters. The weather is generally milder and more predictable, children are out of school and new graduates are entering the workforce for...

As summer heats up, so do rental scams
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

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