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Former punk band bassist charged in $27M real estate scam
January 20, 2018 09:00AM
A former bassist for Indiana-based punk band The Ataris, Mike Davenport, has been charged with fraud for his involvement in a seven-year real estate...
From the archives: The mechanics of a con job
August 12, 2017 01:00PM
Real estate scams are the crime du jour, it seems. In the 2000s, the era of easy credit and lax lending standards created a...
Black’s money: A bizarre co-working scheme and the global rise of online real estate fraud
July 10, 2017 07:00AM
Cindy used to dream of barging through the front door of Bar Works West Village, TV crew in tow. She would stride past the...
Disbarred lawyer who masterminded real estate scam gets up to 22 years in prison
April 24, 2017 04:15PM
A disbarred lawyer who stole more than $1 million from homeowners by pretending to protect them from foreclosure was sentenced to between 11 and...
Fake real estate agent convicted in elaborate Harlem scam
October 26, 2016 02:50PM
A man who posed as a real estate agent — and even opened a brokerage in Harlem — admitted to being a con artist...
Three sentenced in Harlem homeowner scheme
December 15, 2015 01:00PM
Three real estate scammers are heading to prison for impersonating property owners in order to cash in on properties that they didn’t own, authorities...
Manhattan broker accused of celebrity bait-and-switch scam
July 12, 2015 12:00PM
A Manhattan broker is accused of allegedly using the addresses of celebrities like Anna Wintour and Darren Aronofsky in a bait-and-switch scheme. Online ads...
Top 10 real estate scenes in movies: VIDEOS
December 12, 2014 04:25PM
New York real estate is natural fodder for Tinseltown. Think of the drama, the double-crossing, the deals made in whispered conversations, and more double-crossing....
From the archives: Real estate’s dark side
December 06, 2014 02:00PM
In a winner-takes-all industry like real estate, ambition can often go awry. When it comes to real estate scams and crimes in New York,...
Queens contractor dupes homeowner with fake roof work
March 31, 2014 12:20PM
A rogue contractor allegedly roped a Queens homeowner into paying nearly $2,000 in cash for a bogus roof repair earlier this month. The contractor,...
Greasing palms: Bushwick broker arrested for waste scam
August 29, 2013 10:11AM
A Bushwick real estate broker was arrested after using a fake license to collect and sell restaurant grease. Seon Intrator, a broker at Edelweiss...
Cuomo warns apartment seekers against rental scams
August 21, 2013 05:50PM
Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging apartment seekers to report rental scams to the New York State Division of Consumer Protection. Cuomo cited brokers’ false promises of...
Brooklyn DA charges 18 in real estate scams
March 28, 2011 01:09PM
On the two-year anniversary of the creation of the Mortgage Fraud and Real Estate Crime Unit, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and U.S. Senator...
PHOTOS: REBNY’s 123rd annual gala
Knotel has quietly inked 160K sf in leases since December
These are some of the most notable resi sales of the week
Breather taps former mattress startup executive for CEO role
Inside REBNY’s 2019 gala
January 2019 issue
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