Property Manager Of Poughkeepsie Housing Project Sentenced For Stealing HUD Funds

Date Published: 
February 14, 2017
News Type: 
Press Releases
Program Area(s): 
Public and Indian Housing

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that CARL IMMICH, formerly the property manager of Harriet Tubman Terrace Apartments, a Section 8 Housing Complex in Poughkeepsie, New York, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  United States District Judge Cathy Seibel imposed today’s sentence.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated:  “Repeatedly and routinely, Carl Immich stole public money meant to subsidize housing for indigent tenants, and used it to dine out, travel, renovate his house, and play golf.  For his brazen fraud, Immich was sentenced today to time in federal prison.”

According to the allegations contained in the Complaint, the Indictment, and statements made during court proceedings in the case:

Tubman Terrace is a large, low-income apartment complex in Poughkeepsie, New York.  The rental payments for nearly all of the apartments are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) pursuant to...