Monday, February 3, 2014

CB1 member headed to the pokey

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?

8 comments:

Inda M. said...

That's horrible. First off it's hard already to find an apartment in New York City, and this jerk has the nerve to con people. All I have to say is Karma, because he'll get what's coming to him.

Anonymous said...

The man is a product of his environment. For too long that community has suffered in the hands of that community board.

Look at that Ditmars clinic.

Now there may be hope, after 40 years.

Like the rest of the borough, its past due time for a reset.

Anonymous said...

http://cb1queens.org/

says it all....

Anonymous said...

Those that god screwed - that's who.

Anonymous said...

What a shit box! That used to be driveway.

Anonymous said...

Was he a George Delis hanger on?

Anonymous said...

From the CB1 website:

"Each board has up to 50 "hard-working voluntary voting members." In fact, some members of Queens Community Board 1 work so hard they cannot attend monthly meetings."

This is insane! If you can't attend a CB meeting, why be a member?

Anonymous said...

This is insane! If you can't attend a CB meeting, why be a member?

let me think ...........