From the Daily News:
Two Queens men were charged with defrauding banks of more than $10 million, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Manhattan federal prosecutors charged Christopher Cavounis, 30, and Jagdesh Cooma, 27, both of Fresh Meadows, with using shell companies and fake names to get loans and lines of credit.
During the scam, which lasted from 2009 to November 2010, the pair gave a bank employee a $135,000 bribe and threatened other bank employees with violence if they didn't get their money quickly, court papers charge.
From the NY Post:
Authorities say a man tried to illegally sell three Manhattan buildings that belong to somebody else — and got a $1.6 million down payment from a potential buyer.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says a criminal complaint names Kook Hee Nam, also known as David Nam. The charges include grand larceny, forgery and identity theft.
The buildings in question are on Seventh Avenue between 30th and 31st streets. Their owner says the defendant never had permission or authority to sell them.
The defendant allegedly produced a signed document while offering to sell all three buildings for a total of $6.5 million. The prosecutor says Nam accepted the down payment at his home in Queens.
Nam’s attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.