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Brookhaven officials: Nassau cop is a slumlord

There are 312 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Brookhaven officials: Nassau cop is a slumlord. In it, Newsday reports that:

A veteran Nassau County detective has been charged with a host of housing violations in Brookhaven, where town officials say he has been intimidating tenants and operating as a slumlord.

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Sandy

Venice, FL

#26 Jan 23, 2008
Trump wrote:
There are 100's of landlords on LI like him making more money. But because he is a cop your offended? Wake up LI.
Not offended that he is a cop, it's the way he strong arms his renters. Trying to intimidate and scare them with his badge and gun! Big man!! Besides, those who rent illegally are no better then this jerky cop, it just so happens he was the one that was caught!! So, we are awake, you can rest now!!
bemused

Hicksville, NY

#27 Jan 23, 2008
shut up wrote:
<quoted text>just admit you hate cops,,its obvious, its ok they hate you....and they should
Yeah we underpay them so they should hate us:
$150k, benefits, early retirement, free training for the job skills that they did not have when they were hired. Juist to hang out at the 7-11 and other free food stops. All this so we are safe in our alarmed cars, houses and gated communities. They should try working as a NYC cop.
joe

AOL

#29 Jan 23, 2008
The Only Answer wrote:
It's about time.
Now how about going after the politically-connected local slumlords who have the large such holdings.
Do you mean like the "we did not see anything Town Of Hempstead Code Enforecment"?
Hillary Clinton

Washington, DC

#30 Jan 23, 2008
You would think that the Police would receive an annual disclosures that would identify unussual gains in assets and insure the legality of the assets.

This is troubling in that you have an official knowing breaking housing law; who probably tinned Suffolk cops on any complaint calls; and whose own judgement in responding to calls in Nassau County compromised by his illegal activity.

He should be brought up on disciplinary charges and perhaps fired. He should be referred to the IRS for possible tax evation.
morris

AOL

#31 Jan 23, 2008
bemused wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah we underpay them so they should hate us:
$150k, benefits, early retirement, free training for the job skills that they did not have when they were hired. Juist to hang out at the 7-11 and other free food stops. All this so we are safe in our alarmed cars, houses and gated communities. They should try working as a NYC cop.
Maybe you should talk these feelings out with a professional. wow pretty Angry
clay

AOL

#32 Jan 23, 2008
Joker card wrote:
<quoted text>I don't like cops too....They should get a REAL job and do REAL work.
Just asking but would this have anything to do with any Drug use?
mee

Glen Cove, NY

#33 Jan 23, 2008
Scary to think this corrupt piece of garbage is loose with a gun. When you find out your landlord is a cop its time to break the lease
damien

Lebanon, NH

#34 Jan 23, 2008
This guy sounds like a greedy rogue cop who should be investigated.
Mike Hunt

Merrick, NY

#35 Jan 23, 2008
any law enforcement official who is convicted of violating the law should have his or her sentence tripled. That should keep vermin from seeking the job with a badge.
square peg

White Plains, NY

#36 Jan 23, 2008
can't blame him because he's a cop. this is the salery level you need in order to play the real estate game. there are no "starter homes" in communities because these higher income people are not satisfied in owner one home to live in, they need to flip houses, rent out, play developers with any affordable house that gets on the market. real estate serves two purposes- a place to live and raise a family, develope a future income source at such time you retire and sell the home and the equity you have accrued.. or it is something to invest in for quick money income, flip this house mentality, paint it and put down new carpet and expect to get 120k profit based on the the housing shortage issues.
if you're struggling to make an income on long island how can you expect to afford a home artificially priced because someone is trying to make easy money? yeah he's a cop, probably worked hard to get where he is, but now his squid children will be the next generation to deal with, set up nicely by the parents who have slowly but shurely made it near impossible to get into the game like they once did, by simply working hard. god help us when all these spoiled brat children grow up and rule this island.
THE FRITO BANDITO

Bellport, NY

#37 Jan 23, 2008
Why is it a problem if the guy owns properties then rents them out? Get the code violations fixed and there won't be a problem. How many Newsday people own rental properties?

To Joker Card. The next time you need help don't cal 911. You dipsh-t!!
Hey SuzieQ: What about the rentals on Canal Rd?????
square peg

White Plains, NY

#40 Jan 23, 2008
parden the typos. i'm a little angry this am
square peg

White Plains, NY

#38 Jan 23, 2008
oh yeah one more thing. this guy is accused of being a slum lord, not a multiple property owner. on top of all he has he still feels the need to bleed the stone. no permits, bad permits, blighty homes..... maybe if he really provided a nice , clean, welcome in the community place to rent, live people might not be so angry. he i rubbing the neighbors faces in his crap. if if was truley an assest to the community i doubt youd hear anything about this type of thing even if ivan the terrible owned the places.
Harry

White Plains, NY

#39 Jan 23, 2008
See what those huge salarys and a shield do to these egomaniacs. Lock him up ,but I bet no Suffolk County Cop has the Balls to do anything to this scum.. Cut their salarys and make them work 25 years. No overtime included in pensions.
i get a kick out of it

New York, NY

#41 Jan 23, 2008
simple solution:

the police want the death penalty for all cop killers because they are protecting the community, that fine.

but to be fair, why not have the penalties doubled for all police who committ crimes, after all they are supposed to be protecting the community, right?
Michael

Lincoln Park, NJ

#42 Jan 23, 2008
Wow, a cop who owns a few properties, huh? And he's only worked there for 11 years....WOW.

Why anyone would join the NYPD and not the SCPD, is beyond me. In 11 years, they can afford to purchase properties on Wrong Island....damn. I thought cops are supposed to be underpaid and overworked?
Made as Hell

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#43 Jan 23, 2008
The Only Answer wrote:
It's about time.
Now how about going after the politically-connected local slumlords who have the large such holdings.
Correct!!! The politicians are not any better. For years the Republicans have been running the show for years. Look what they did to the Mastic-Shirley area. Now we finally have a few Democrates in there and they have to fix years of deterioration!! How many of them are slumlords?
THOUGHTS

Teaneck, NJ

#44 Jan 23, 2008
PETEF wrote:
The only reason this is news is because it was a cop.
How about that Suffolk Judge who is said to own half of the same area.
This is true but must be qulaified: you trivialize the impact by calling it 'the only reason'. This is a very big reason. Citizens take issue with police, and rightly so, with behavior that is contradictory to one of the major functions of our police force: to maintain social order by enforcing our laws. This cop is ignoring our laws or codes or tax laws or ethics or rules of conduct, and perhaps all of the above in order to enrich himself at the expense of the social order he is sworn to protect. In light of this hypocrisy can you blame citizens for the way they view this man's behavior?

And as far as the judges or others who own property are concerned, it is legal to be a landlord as long as codes and laws are being adhered to. Unlike Paul Fuina, Esquire.
mike

AOL

#45 Jan 23, 2008
These apartments are all over the place. It is only getting attention cause the LL is a cop.
This happens every day but you never hear about it.
Some low rent Mastoid doesn't want to pay rent so they rat the LL out.
I would take cash from those people too. Do you really think they are capable of having a balanced check book? If they did they wouldn't live in Mastoid.Also, did the DT point his gun or show his badge ANY time he collected tent? I bet not. This is a submarine job by some low rent loser and a newspaper that has nothing better to write while a war is going on and the economy is tanking. Newsday should be trying to help finding all the missing women and children we see in other media sources. Make use of your paper. Make it something better than a fish wrap or bird cage liner.
USA 350

Columbus, OH

#46 Jan 23, 2008
Who cares if he's a 'Cop' or not,demanding 'Cash' payments more than likely indicates unreported income,and that's illegal.A little crib like that divided up into 3 apartments?That sounds illegal as well.Bring the greedy slumlord up on charges and prosecute him.

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