AG Schneiderman says major New York City landlord sentenced to jail


Additionally, the attorney general said Croman boosted his bottom line while blatantly disregarding the well-being of his tenants. His practices were “shocking.”

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Furthermore, Schneiderman said, “A booming real estate market is no excuse for criminal activity.” Landlords like Croman cannot displace New Yorkers already struggling with high rents.

Finally, the attorney general stressed, “My office will continue to ensure that all landlords play by the rules – and pursue anyone who doesn’t to the fullest extent of the law.”

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The landlord is still facing civil suit

In June, Croman pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the third degree. He also pleaded guilty falsifying business records in the first degree and criminal tax fraud

In 2012 and 2014, Croman fraudulently obtained several multi-million refinancing loans. In 2011, he committed tax fraud by failing to withhold proper state payroll tax from the paycheck of a certain employee.

The New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal’s Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) made the referral for the investigation into Croman’s unlawful practices.