Manhattan Landlord Charged for Harassing Rent-Protected Tenants to Force Them Out

Recently, Steven Croman, a landlord whose companies had bought up more than 140 Manhattan apartment buildings, turned himself in to the authorities after he was charged with 20 felonies, including grand larceny, criminal tax fraud, falsifying business records, and a scheme to defraud, relating to accusations he inflated his rental income to secure more than $45 million in bank loans. He faces up to 25 years in prison. Croman pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

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