2013-11-22 / Top Stories

Goldfeder Calls For Crackdown On Shady Contractors

According to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, more than a year after Sandy, victims desperate to rebuild their homes are falling prey to dishonest contractors. “We must stop these individuals before they come into our homes and take off with our families’ hard-earned savings.”

In response to many complaints, Goldfeder has called on State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to conduct an immediate investigation of contractors who are accused of doing shoddy and unfinished work.

“Sandy has left many of our families vulnerable to fraud and abuse by unscrupulous contractors who have taken advantage of our community during our most difficult time” Goldfeder said.

“It’s worse than we ever imagined,” said Dolores Nisbett, resident of Broad Channel and a Sandy-victim. “I made deposits to a licensed contractor for $29,000 to fix the interior of my home and $18,000 for the exterior and he left us with unfinished tiling and poorly installed sheetrock. He destroyed our home and now I have to pay more to hire a new contractor to finish his mess.”

“Sandy was an unfortunate disaster, but we need to stay vigilant now more than ever to ensure we make a full recovery,” Goldfeder added. “Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has done a tremendous job holding organizations accountable in the aftermath of Sandy and now we need him to stop these con artists before they come into our homes and take off with our families’ hard earned money and savings.”

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