1424 Carroll Street, Owned by Disbarred Bid-Rigging Attorney John Reiff

Property Address:  1424 Carroll Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 Property Owner:  Kona Properties, LLC, 3604 Eastern Avenue, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21224 Resident Agent for Kona Properties, LLC:  John Reiff, same address.  Note:  The address above listed for Kona Properties is also the same address as John Reiff’s former law firm, DeLaurentis Reiff & Reid. City […]

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A Block of Blight: West Side

Property Addresses:  115, 117, 119, 121, and 123 S. Franklintown Road, Baltimore, MD 21223 Owner of 115 S. Franklintown:  Adrien Mundle, 14728 Shiloh Court, Laurel, MD 20708 Owner of 117 S. Franklintown:  Kenya Macer, 2209 Southland Road, Baltimore, MD 21207 Owner of 119 S. Franklintown:  Abebe Holdings, LLC., 1045 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, NW, Atlanta, […]

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Judge to Stollof: No Palm Beach For You!

In an act that truly defines the word “chutzpah”, convicted tax cheat and bid-rigger Jack Stollof asked the court to allow him to winter in Palm Beach, Florida instead of having to tough it out in Baltimore.  The judge said no, we’re happy to see.  Many thanks to Baltimore Crime for linking to the full […]

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Tax-Sale Bid Rigging Conspirator Berman Sentenced

Steve Berman, husband of Hunt Valley attorney Heidi Kenny, and conspirator in an illegal tax-sale bid rigging scheme, was sentenced to two years probation for his part in the racket.  Two of his co-conspirators, Harvey Nusbaum and Jack Stollof, were sentenced earlier this year. Three other Baltimore lawyers were named in the court proceedings, according […]

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Jack Stollof Sentenced

Jack W. Stollof, the second of the three Baltimore men indicted in Federal court for tax-sale bid-rigging, was sentenced to home detention for one year and a fine of $800,000 for his part in the illegal scheme.  You can read more about his sentence in this Baltimore Sun article. Stollof’s business partner, Harvey Nusbaum was […]

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Baltimore County Attorney and Real Estate Investors Face Federal Prison

As an update to the Nusbaum/Berman/Stollof tax-sale bid rigging scheme posts, we’ve learned that Harvey Busbaum, a Baltimore County attorney, has worked out a plea agreement with Federal prosecutors.  For his part in the illegal scheme, Nusbaum has agreed to a maximum term of 1-1/2 years in a Federal prison, along with an $800,000 fine.  […]

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Slumlord Stollof Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging

As reported in today’s Baltimore Sun, Jack W. Stollof, one of three men accused of bid-rigging by Federal prosecutors, plead guilty to rigging auction bids.  Stollof, who is known for suing homeowners for overdue grount rent payments, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. “Throughout my life of almost 75 […]

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US Attorney to Nusbaum and Stollof: No Deal in Bid Rigging Scheme.

Word to the wise:  Just because you told someone else that you were going to commit a crime before you committed said crime, you can’t use that in your defense at trial. According to a December 14 article in the Daily Record, Harvey Nusbaum and Jack W. Stollof, accused of bid-ridding in tax sale auctions, […]

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