HOYLMAN HAILS SENTENCING OF NOTORIOUS SLUMLORD STEVEN CROMAN

Croman to serve one year in Rikers Island and pay $5 million settlement

Hoylman: This sentence sends a clear message to landlords: Respect rent-regulated tenants or face the consequences – including jail time.”

NEW YORK, NY - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D, WF-Manhattan) released the following statement in response to news that notorious landlord Steven Croman has been sentenced to a year in jail in Rikers Island, the result of a yearlong investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman:

“Steven Croman built a criminal enterprise dedicated to making life miserable for tenants in my district and across Manhattan. After years of Croman’s systematic harassment of tenants, I’m elated to see justice finally served. This sends a clear message to landlords: Respect rent-regulated tenants or face the consequences –including jail time. I heartily congratulate Attorney General Schneiderman on this major victory on behalf of all New Yorkers.”