Bedford-Stuyvesant family can stay in their home after deed theft case settled


A Bedford-Stuyvesant family embroiled in a years-long legal battle with a fraudster who stole their brownstone will be able to stay in their home after settling the case in court.

Dairus Griffiths, the owner of a Halsey Street brownstone since the early 1990’s, says he was tricked into unknowingly selling his house by a representative of August Development in 2018. Since then, his family has been involved in a legal battle to stay in their home of over 30 years, finally prevailing with a confidential settlement last month.