Tag Archives: Construction and Development

Testimony before City Council Finance and Housing and Buildings Committees Oversight Hearing on Examining the City’s Deed Theft and Deed Fraud Crisis

There are few greater threats than being displaced from one’s home.  Shockingly, that can happen through property title theft, or deed fraud, with the stroke of a pen or the click of a mouse.  Deed fraud is not only harrowing to the victim, but it also affects the integrity of real estate ownership, and real estate taxes are a substantial source of New York City revenues.  Notaries public are the gatekeepers that can thwart this criminal activity.

D.A. Vance Announces Guilty Pleas in $15M Bloomberg LP and Turner Construction Bid-Rigging and Commercial Bribery Conspiracy

“The integrity of New York City’s construction industry is threatened by pay-to-play corruption, which drives up costs and can drive down quality. Our Office is determined to hold accountable those who stand in the way of honest competition by cheating instead of playing fair.”

D.A. Vance, NYC DOI Commisssioner, NYS Inspector General Announce Indictment of Unlicensed Labor Broker for Million-Dollar Insurance Fraud

“Over the last three years, my Office has returned $7.4 million in stolen wages to workers, and more than $14 million in unpaid taxes from 104 construction companies to New York State. Together with our partners in the Construction Fraud Task Force, we are committed to seeking justice for workers and protecting them from predatory practices.”