A Long Island couple who are real estate developers have been permanently barred from selling condominiums in New York, the state attorney general's office announced this week.
Richard T. Mohring Jr., 59, was arrested in February 2013 after he did not comply with three court orders to repair a hazardous condition at a Willis Avenue complex, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a news release. Mohring also refused to pay $215,000 in restitution to the residents of the complex, the news release says.
Richard Mohring and his wife, Deborah, 60, developed and sold apartments at the Cambridge Park Condominium in Williston Park, Schneiderman said in the release. The Mohrings, who live and work in Glen Cove, promised buyers they would repair a retaining wall at the complex, but did not follow through, according to the release. The couple also failed to secure certificates of occupancy for nearly half of the units, making them illegal to occupy.
"By their deceptive and evasive conduct, Richard and Deborah Mohring put the residents of the Cambridge Park Condominium at risk," Schneiderman said in the release.
The April 14 court order prevents the Mohrings and their company, R&D Willis Avenue, LLC, from "engaging in any activity related to the public offering of condominium sales in or from New York." The order also requires them to make a payment of $81,500 in civil penalties and $2,000 in costs to the state, the release said.