A pair of Brooklyn landlords who renters have said intentionally sabotaged their rent-stabilized apartment to drive them out were arrested on fraud charges, authorities say.
Thursday afternoon, Joel Israel, 34, and Aaron Israel, 37, pleaded not guilty to seven charges, including fraud, burglary, grand larceny, submitting false documents and unlawful eviction. Judge Danny K. Chun set bail at $75,000 for the younger Mr. Israel, and $50,000 for his brother.
All in the name of trying to get rid of rent stabilized renters. Things are starting to get a little ridiculous in the city .