New charges have been filed by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman against Crown Heights landlord Daniel Melamed, who is accused of ‘Illegal eviction’ for not providing adequate heating to his tenants in an alleged bid to drive them out.
From NBC New York:
A New York City landlord charged with shutting off heat to drive out tenants now also faces allegations of mortgage fraud and larceny.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the new charges Thursday against Daniel Melamed. Six of his current and former employees and associates are also charged.
Melamed has pleaded not guilty to all the allegations. His lawyer hasn’t immediately responded to a request for comment on the new charges, but the attorney has described the earlier unlawful-eviction case as “political grandstanding.”