In addition, a civil suit alleges that Croman "directs an illegal operation that wields harassment, coercion, and fraud to force rent-regulated tenants out of their apartments and convert their apartments into highly profitable market-rate units."
Tomorrow morning at 9, Croman tenants are holding a rally outside Manhattan Criminal Court at 100 Centre Street. After the rally, tenants are going to Judge Jill Konviser's chamber, 13th floor room 1322, to witness the proceedings.
After his last court appearance in June, Croman's defense attorney, Ben Brafman, said that his client was close to reaching a plea agreement.
“We are working diligently to try and resolve this matter on a global basis and hope to be able to do so by the next court appearance.”
Croman's real-estate empire includes 47 buildings with 617 units in the East Village. As previously noted, Croman owns more buildings in the East Village than any other landlord.