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Brooklyn Developers Owe $2.9 Million in Tax-Break Wage Case

Nov. 8, 2019, 7:37 PM

The developers and landlords of a downtown Brooklyn luxury apartment building agreed to pay $2.9 million to settle a False Claims Act case alleging that they abused a New York City tax-break program by underpaying building service workers.

The defendants, building owners Mica Gabe Brooklyn LLC and Brooklyn Warehouse 180 LLC, were accused by state Attorney General Letitia James (D) and City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D) of violating the terms of the state Section 421-a program, which gives tax breaks to apartment houses that meet certain conditions.

The lawsuit, filed in the state Supreme Court for New York County,...

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