Two city slumlords were tossed in jail after they repeatedly refused to make basic repairs.
Kris Gounden, who owns a dilapidated six-unit building at 864 Elton St. in East New York, was put behind bars on Thursday on criminal and civil contempt charges.
He will remain in jail up to six months or until the violations are corrected and he pays more than $382,000 in civil penalties — a sum that represents the fifth-largest sanction levied citywide last year. He received five days in jail and a separate fine for the criminal charge.
There are 199 open code violations — more than 18 per unit — at this Bronx building at 1920 Loring Place South. At another, 974 Anderson Ave., there are 144 open code violations — or more than 16 per unit. Both buildings are owned by Mohammed Kayyali, who was jailed on June 9, on civil contempt charges, and faces up to six months behind bars.
In the Bronx, Mohammed Kayyali, who owns multi-family residential buildings at 974 Anderson Ave. and 1920 Loring Place South, was put in jail on June 9. He’s facing up to six months behind bars unless he makes more than $116,446 in fixes and pays $464,950 in penalties.