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Manhattan landlord Steve Croman – under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman since 2014 for alleged tenant harassment – surrendered to authorities Monday, and will face criminal charges.
Croman, who owns 140 buildings across the city, is accused of repeatedly harassing and intimidating rent-regulated tenants at his buildings, seeking to drive them out so they could be replaced with market-rate renters.
The specific charges against Croman haven’t yet been disclosed. Anthony Falconite – a former New York Police Department office上海贵族宝贝 r who worked for Croman, allegedly lying about his identity to gain access to residents’ units and subsequently falsely accusing them of violating rent-control rules – was上海龙凤论坛sh1f also served with a civil suit Wednesday connected to the alleged harassment, the New York Daily New爱上海同城对对碰 s reported.
Internal emails filed with the suit showed Croman and his associates referring to tenants as “targets,” and called the process of allegedly forcing them out a “team sport.”
The landlord is also accused of undertaking disruptive renovations around rent-regulated tenants, often without permits, ignoring stop-work orders and exposing his residents to noise and lead-tainted dust, the Daily News reported. Croman has also allegedly ignored leg爱上海 itimate requests for renovations, and has been sued[……]