Brooklyn Slumlord Jailed

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A Brooklyn landlord has actually been jailed — for criminal contempt related to failing to maintain his buildings. He was also fined $382,000, The New York Daily News reported. What is so striking about this case is that, according to the Daily News, landlord Kris Gounden didn’t merely fail to fix problems — he actually tried to prevent the city from repairing and fueling the boiler in his building at 864 Elton Street in East New York. He padlocked the basement door and parked his car over the oil cap so the tank couldn’t be filled.

Garbage was also piled up in the driveway and, best of all, sparks shot out of a light switch with exposed wires. Tenants went without heat or hot water “for weeks at a time,” said the story.

Brooklyn Slumlord, Who Blocks Boiler From Being Repaired, Slapped With Jail [NY Daily News]
Photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark

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  • Anyone have any intel on this? Seems so odd to be so hostile over your tenants. I mean that hostile anyway… lots of folks are hostile over their tenants…

  • i would have have moved if i was a tenant there, the place looks like a dump anyway, please.

  • does he only own one building? his punishment should be to have to live there, his tenants can live in his howard beach house (i’m gonna assume his house is in better shape).

  • Looks like he has a dozen deeds on acris.

    Wasn’t long ago there was a blog reporting the following:

    “Institutional prejudices was causing the Gounden family to lose their home in Howard Beach, as law enforcement and politicians targeted his family because they were minorities living in a white neighborhood. Baldeo gave the Goundens their day on February 7, 2012, and the latter’s testimony brought tears to many ”

    This guy really appears to be a piece of work. No wonder the judge had enough. This guy is not giving the Guyanese community any favors…

  • So my question to the people that commented on MY “STORY” in this week’s New York Daily News…….Did you read the previous stories on NYC Housing? I take it that everyone is college educated and no one actually lives in east new york brooklyn…..and yes i LIVED in this property along with my grand parents as owners for 30 years….anyone interested in the real story or are you comfortable with KOOL-AID?………..KRIS GOUNDEN

  • I AM A MODERN DAY ACTIVIST……….A FIGHTER- I FIGHT “FOR” THE PEOPLE I TAKE OUT OF NYC HOMELESS SHELTERS…….YES MY PROPERTY IS A SHELTER….AN “ILLEGAL” NYC SHELTER THAT HPD-NYCHA-HRA PROGRAMS APPROVED EVERY UNIT…….OF COURSE THERE IS “NO” RENT ………..BUT YOU DID NOT SEE THAT, SO I HAVE TO PAY OUT OF MY POCKET AND BORROW MONEY TO SUPPORT NYC HOMELESS FAMILIES……….US LITTLE GUYS HAVE NO VOICE IN NYC or IT’S COURTS…………MANY ABUSES FROM NYC “PROGRAMS” AGENCIES………JUDGE MOSHER KNOWS THAT , BUT SHE (AS A NYC ATTY-JUDGE EMPLOYEE) “IS DOING HER JOB”………………………….I AM KRIS GOUNDEN – A TRUE SON OF “BROOKLYN” FOR OVER 30YEARS………..GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ME — WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE , IM THE REAL DEAL!!!

  • BTW – AS A BROWNSTONE OWNER “YOU” ARE NEXT………..YES THIS TREATMENT MEANS NYC CAN COME ON YOUR PROPERTY “DO REPAIRS” , NYPD GOES ALONG, NYC COURTS ALSO, YOU WILL BE ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITY…….ALL LEADING TO THE “CITY” STEALING YOUR PROPERTY AS IN THE 1980s……..YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PROPERTY TO NYC AND NYC WILL GIVE IT (FOR $1) TO ITS LARGE PROPERTY OWNERS LIKE IN THE 1980s…………LIKE IN SCHINDLER’S LIST “EVENTUALLY THEY WILL COME FOR YOU”……….SO LEARN-RESEARCH AND PAY ATTENTION………I WILL FOLLOW-UP WITH MY LEGAL RESPONSE TO THE CITY AND NEW YORK DAILY NEWS……..YES “ALL” MY TENANTS ARE NYC “PROGRAMS” SHELTER TENANTS THAT I BABYSIT THRU ALL ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES…….REMEMBER “YOU” ARE NEXT !!!!!!!!!!!!