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Albany Landlord Found Guilty after Jury Trial of Defrauding the Department of Social Services

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

July 30, 2013



 Albany Landlord Found Guilty after Jury 

Trial of Defrauding the Department of Social







ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that MAHADAYE KHAN, 52, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, (1) Count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, (1) Count of Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony, and (1) Count of Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor before the Honorable Roger McDonough in the Supreme Court of Albany County this afternoon.
Between May 2009 and November 2010, the defendant stole from the Albany County Department of Social Services by requesting, and accepting, security deposits for multiple tenants in multiple properties and not returning the deposits to the Department of Social Services as required after the tenants moved out. 
In addition, between 2008 and 2009, KHAN did not file state income tax, totaling more than $3,000.
KHAN faces up to 5 to 15 years in State Prison when sentenced on September 16, 2013.
"Mala Kahn exploited a system and exploited the poor. A jury of her peers sent a very powerful message to her this afternoon. My hope is that other landlords are paying attention," commented District Attorney Soares. 
Assistant District Attorney Jessica Blain-Lewis of the Financial Crimes Bureau is handling the prosecution of this case.
For more information, please contact Cecilia Logue (518) 275-4710.