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A.G. Indictment Of Brooklyn Real Estate Developer And Six Accomplices Alleged…

November 21, 2016 / Source: Office of Inspector General HUD

DATE PUBLISHED: November 21, 2016
PROGRAM AREA(S): Multifamily Housing
( BROOKLYN – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today the indictment of Brooklyn real estate developer Daniel Melamed, 40, his employee Carmen Morales, 51, former employee Denise Morales, 29, and associates Curt Joseph, 48, Christopher Magliocca, 29, Abraham Perez, 66, and David Soufeh, 37, for their roles in multiple schemes involving alleged residential mortgage fraud and larcenies throughout Brooklyn.

According to statements made by the prosecutor at arraignment and on documents filed in court, a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s office and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealed that Melamed, with his co-defendants, allegedly defrauded banks, HUD, and, ultimately, the taxpayers of New York State by creating shell corporations, forged letters, and other schemes between 2011 and 2014.

Melamed was previously indicted in June 2015 for offering a false instrument for filing, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful eviction for allegedly tearing down a 14-unit apartment building around its three remaining tenants in an effort to remove them from their rent-stabilized apartments. Melamed was arraigned Wednesday in Kings County Supreme Court on charges of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Forgery in the Second Degree, and Residential Mortgage Fraud in the Second Degree…