Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou Statement on Landlord Steve Croman’s Guilty Plea

June 6, 2017

New York, NY: Today, New York State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou released the following statement regarding Steve Croman’s guilty plea to fraudulently refinancing loans and committing tax fraud.

"Harassing families and trying to drive them out of their homes is never acceptable, and today's guilty plea by landlord Steve Croman shows that protecting tenants is a top priority in New York State. Tenants in my district have long complained about Croman's harassment practices - from lack of basic repairs and collapsing rooftops to mismanagement of rent payments. Steve Croman's guilty plea demonstrates the extent to which he went to falsify housing records, and I applaud Attorney General Schneiderman for his actions against this unscrupulous landlord. I look forward to working with advocates, tenants, and colleagues as we continue to fight for tenant protections in our City and State."