Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Astoria con artist still at it
Recently, Phivos was arrested after allegedly ripping off a number of other renters from whom he took a combined $13,000 in fees for an apartment in a brand new building on Astoria Boulevard. Each of them was promised the apartment after they paid first and last month’s rent and a broker’s fee. However, none of them got the promised lease or their money back.
As a result, the Queens district attorney investigated Ioannou and he was arraigned on three counts of grand larceny in the third degree and three counts of scheme to defraud in the first degree. Bail was set at $15,000. Ioannou remains in jail awaiting trial. His next court date is March 8.
While that case moves along, another victim has recently come forward. Engeel Zeldon says she gave Phiovs Ioannou $7,200 in cash to rent an apartment on 40th Avenue in Astoria.
Zeldon, the single mother of two children, paid $2,400 each for first and last month’s rent and $2,400 for the broker’s fee. Phivos told her the landlord was out of town in Las Vegas and when he returned a few days later, he would sign the lease and give her the key. But after those few days passed, and Phivos stopped answering the phone, Zeldon went to the office of Astoria First Realty and found it was closed down.
The city marshal had evicted Ioannou for allegedly owing six months rent to the landlord.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 7:38 AM
Labels: Astoria, real estate, renters, scam
He looks like a criminal.
He should lose his hand as under Sharia law.
As actor Robert Di Niro said in the film, "Analyze This"....
Great! Now how about a story on the Willets Point Real Estate deal and CB7's land use committee. They gifted land over millions of dollars of land to Related Companies, Inc. for $1. The land was taken through threat of eminent domain.
Let's also not forget a few hundred million to the Mets for Citi Field. I also can't forget a starting figure of 4 billion for LaGuardia Airport. All of this money comes from you and me, not the corporations that use these facilities.
And then there's the Tennis Center, and on, and on , and on...
Come on Arnold Diaz, you little warrior of the people. Talk to your editor about these things. What's stopping you?
Send him packing back where he came from!!
There's a suck born every minute. -Alfster
do a story about 421 A fraud and government money used to bank roll shell company buildings in Queens. start with Rockaway Beach.
421 A fraud ! Tomorrow go to work and asked if anyone knows what that means !
Piece of Sh_t! The deterrents are not what they should be. Obviously, this guy has more guts than brains.
Rikers Island might cure him from screwing people over and over again.
Time to ship Stavos here on a slow Trireme back to Athena
Yup, ask them if they listen to the Leonard Lopate show
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