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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge says a wealthy stockbroker who claimed a low annual income to snag a subsidized luxury apartment can be evicted.

Authorities say David Sans claimed a $24,000 salary to win a low-rent apartment in a new luxury building, and then later registered a salary of $238,000 on his taxes. The Daily News reports Sans was paying $722 a month in rent before he was caught by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The building’s owners, Douglaston Development, sued Sans in Manhattan Housing Court. The judge ruled that Sans can be evicted, finding that he did not have a legitimate explanation for his massive jump in salary after winning approval for the apartment.

Sans could not be reached for comment.


Information from: Daily News,