According to the proceedings, members of the Russian banking committee confused the three Manhattan projects after arguing with the developers.
According to New York-reported Manhattan Supreme Court filings, Sovcombank board member Mikhail Vasilievich Klikin sent letters to financial institutions, lawyers and lenders for several days before Russia invaded Ukraine for the project. He insisted that Gary Binbeitel needs to be dismissed as a developer. Position.
The projects in question are a 6-story condominium development on 192 Ace Avenue in Chelsea, a 7-story condo on 238 East Third Street in East Village, and a 5-story commercial building. At 128 West26th StreetEven in Chelsea.
D & V Realty and others affected by Klyukin’s letter stated in the proceedings that the letter alleged misconduct by the developers, but provided no further details. Klyukin allegedly said that his own company, Ahimsa, should take control.
The letter turned out to be “catastrophic,” the lawsuit said, as a bank frozen the developer’s account while the construction loan for a commercial building project was postponed.
The proceedings alleged that “there was nothing but an attempt to” blow up “the project and the company.”
The project was further confused by US sanctions on Russia. This included restrictions imposed on banks in February and personally on Klyukin a month later. Two projects that Klyukin had a dominant interest in (192 Eighth Avenue and 238 East 3rd Street) are forbidden to do business.
It’s a tough blow as the two projects were approaching the finish line. At 192 Ace Avenue, almost all residential units were sold. On 238 East 3rd Street, there was a permanent occupancy certificate at the table.
These projects may have faced a difficult path after sanctions anyway, but Klyukin’s alleged actions are Russia invades Ukraine It didn’t seem to solve the problem.
Klyukin’s lawyer responded to the proceedings and accused the developer of withdrawing $ 120,000 from the company’s bank account without documentation. A D & V lawyer told the post that the allegations were unfounded.
[NYP] — Holden Walter-Warner