His former clients include real estate investors United American Land, Gatsby Enterprises and Miami-based Gran Sabana, as well as lawyers Louis and Jeanmarie Giordano.
In the meantime, others plaintiffs have , including landlords 118 Duane LLC and Decker Associates, which are seeking $3.3 million, and Prince Street Holdings.
Early investigations into Kossoff’s firm found that its accounts were nearly empty.
When the district attorney’s office commenced its own investigation, Kossoff pleaded his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refused to hand over documents requested by the court.
A U.S. bankruptcy judge held him in civil contempt last week for not cooperating.
Kossoff’s mother said in an affidavit that he had forged her signature to get approval for millions of dollars in loans, which have gone unpaid.
Here’s a of how Kossoff’s case began.