From Astoria Post:
An Astoria man who conned 14 victims by taking their deposits on an apartment that wasn’t available pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny earlier this month.
Mario Lalicata, a former teacher and community board one member, was sentenced to four months in prison and five years probation.
Lalicata, dubbed by some as the ‘landlord from Hell,’ would lure his victims with an ad on Craigslist for an apartment located at 25-55 48th Street, the same building where he lived.
He would show the victims the apartment and then ask for a security deposit, the first month’s rent and–in some cases–money to make improvements. Then, according to the district attorneys office, Lalicata would become harder and harder to get in touch with, until eventually he could not be reached.
Who kept reappointing this guy to CB1?