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City Attorney Intends to Tag Couple for Affordable Housing Fraud

City Attorney Intends to Tag Couple for Affordable Housing Fraud

Back in 1999, Caroline Novak appears to have fraudulently purchased a below market rate (BMR) condo at 300 Beale Street, having failed to disclose that she already co-owned property in San Mateo which would have disqualified her from participating in San Francisco’s BMR program. Having paid $178,500 for the... Read More »

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Ashok Gujral, a local real estate developer and investor accused of routinely engaging in under-permitted construction on residential properties throughout San Francisco. According to the complaint, Gujral would seek permits for simple and uncomplicated projects... Read More »

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

The owner and operator of a warren of illegally constructed rental units discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, have agreed to pay over $3.2 million in penalties and restitution. Built in the... Read More »

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Back in 2008, a local real estate agent purchased a below market rate (BMR) one-bedroom condo on the eighth floor of the newly built SoMa Grand for $221,698. As part of the purchase agreement for the affordable unit, the agent signed an affidavit affirming that he would occupy unit... Read More »

S.F. Sues Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap

S.F. Sues Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap

A warren of 20 illegally constructed rental units were discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, earlier this year. Built in the building’s former garage and constructed of wood-framed partitions – with two... Read More »

Predator Landlord Fined $2.4 Million, Evictions Voided

A Superior Court Judge has ruled against Anne Kihagi, the predator landlord who was sued by the City of San Francisco for waging an ongoing war of “harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” against dozens of rent-controlled tenants in an attempt to raise her rent-roll by illegally evicting tenants in the... Read More »

SF Suing Developer of Sinking Tower

SF Suing Developer of Sinking Tower

The San Francisco City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, has filed suit against Millennium Partners, alleging that the development team knew, and didn’t adequately disclose, that the 58-story Millennium Tower at 301 Mission Street was sinking further and faster than expected prior to opening its sales office. According to an investigation... Read More »

San Francisco City Attorney Isn’t a Belieber, Threatens to Sue

San Francisco City Attorney Isn’t a Belieber, Threatens to Sue

San Francisco’s City Attorney is threatening to sue all parties behind Justin Bieber’s guerrilla marketing campaign that permanently graffitied sidewalks in San Francisco last month, “to compensate city taxpayers for all costs, civilly punish wrongdoing, and publicly discourage such illicit conduct by other would-be commercial vandals.” From Dennis... Read More »

City Seeks Injunction to Combat Predator Landlord

Accused of waging an ongoing war of  “harassment, intimidation, and retaliation” against dozens of rent-controlled tenants in an attempt to raise her rent-roll, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is now seeking an injunction to stop Anne Kihagi from continuing to harass and illegally evict tenants in the buildings which she now... Read More »

City Suing to Shutter Notorious Castro Drug Den

City Suing to Shutter Notorious Castro Drug Den

The City of San Francisco has filed suit against the owner of the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street, a property which has been raided numerous times over the past five years, yielding large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash, and most recently resulting in... Read More »