Columbus man faces indictment for fraud related to multiple properties

John Futty
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

A Columbus man whose company was identified in a Dispatch investigation as obtaining and cashing a $38,000 check that belonged to a foreclosed homeowner was indicted Tuesday for that case and other alleged schemes that cost victims more than $400,000.

Carl Levell Renier, 48, faces a 36-count indictment that includes a charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and multiple felony counts of identity fraud, forgery, money laundering, tampering with records, theft and crimes against the elderly, the Franklin County prosecutor’s office announced.

Foreclosed & Fleeced, an award-winning Dispatch investigative series, reported in August 2019 about how some foreclosed homeowners are cheated out of surplus funds that remain after the sheriff sales of their properties. The series prompted an investigation of Renier by the Franklin County sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s investigation determined that, in addition to the crimes committed against the foreclosed

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Related Group, Block Capital List Domio Wynwood For Sale

Domio Wynwood, Gustavo Miculitzki, and Jon Paul Pérez (Credit: Alberto Tamargo/Getty Images)

Domio Wynwood, Gustavo Miculitzki, and Jon Paul Pérez (Credit: Alberto Tamargo/Getty Images)

The Related Group and its partner, Block Capital Group, are looking to sell their apartment-hotel in Wynwood, which has a whisper price of $90 million.

Domio has a master lease for the 175-unit mixed-use building at 51 Northwest 26th Street in Miami. The short-term rental operator signed a 10-year lease with two five-year extension options nearly a year ago for the building, its flagship location in Miami.

Roberto Pesant

Roberto Pesant

The property includes 28,700 square feet of retail space, which is about 18 to 20 percent leased, said listing brokers Roberto Pesant and Jaret Turkell of Berkadia. The two investment sales brokers are listing the building for sale with the whisper price, along with Berkadia’s Scott Wadler. Related declined to comment.

Block Capital, led by the Miculitzki family, and Related completed the building last year. It’s the first hotel

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Kamala Harris attends virtual fundraiser hosted by execs at real estate giant Related Companies

  • Vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday took part in a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
  • The hosts included Harvey Spevak, the executive chairman of fitness company Equinox Group, and Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau.
  • With Election Day 18 days away, the Biden campaign is riding momentum from a massive fundraising haul in the third quarter.



a person wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee and Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a drive-in campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2020.


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Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee and Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a drive-in campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 2, 2020.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris took part in a big-money fundraiser Friday that was hosted by real estate investment giant Related Companies and the executive chairman of fitness company Equinox.

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The event featuring Harris, a California senator, comes on the heels of the Joe Biden campaign’s massive third-quarter fundraising haul.

The hosts included Harvey Spevak, the executive chairman of Equinox, and

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