'Bernie Madoff of landlords' charged with fraud, tenant harassment 05/10/2016 5:57 am PDT Comments WPIX via WPIX: NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- A wealthy landlord who owns more than 140 apartment buildings in Manhattan has been hit with 20 felony counts and a civil suit. Steven Croman has been the subject of a 2-year-long investigation by the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "The scope of this enterprise was really unlike any other we've seen in New York," said Schneiderman. "This guy was essentially the Bernie Madoff of landlords." FULL STORY: 'Bernie Madoff of landlords' charged with fraud, tenant harassment - WPIX Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.