Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fraudulent contractor sent to jail

From the Times Ledger:

A Long Island building contractor has entered a guilty plea to defrauding Queens and Long Island homeowners and leaving a trail of unfinished home improvement projects, the Queens district attorney said.

“The defendant has pleaded guilty to having defrauded homeowners out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by taking money for construction and renovation work without finishing much of the work,” said DA Richard Brown.

Brown identified the defendant as Derrick Burrell, 49, also known as James Gray, of Saint Marks Avenue in Rockville Centre, LI, who worked under the name “A Team Property Service.”

He said Burrell pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny and scheme to defraud before Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Kron, who said he would sentence Burrell to an indeterminate term of 1½ to 4½ years July 20.

The DA said Burrell entered into a contract with nearly a dozen Queens and Long Island residents between February 2009 and July 2015, accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments and leaving residents with unfinished or never-started projects.


(sarc) said...

This plea deal will be negotiated down to time served and some community service.

He will be doing "business" in less than a year!

I am certain that the Crapper will follow this story to its conclusion.

Caveat emptor!!!

Anonymous said...

One of the many goons from Long Island working hard to defraud immigrants out of their money.

Anonymous said...

I think that at this point in time people should just march in droves in front of DOB headquarters and call them out on their lax enforcement practices.

DOB Address
280 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10007