Sale of Brooklyn apartment building temporarily paused after ‘massive’ fraud left tenants at risk of eviction

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​​A bankruptcy claim has temporarily paused a foreclosure sale that would put dozens of tenants in a Bay Ridge apartment building at risk of eviction after their landlord allegedly defrauded them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to a lawsuit filed in Kings County Supreme Court and first reported by the New York Post, tenants say Xi Hui Wu, the landlord at 345 Ovington Avenue, “sold” them their condominiums in the 25-unit building — but did not have permission from the state to complete those sales and never handed over the deeds to the would-be buyers. 

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