Tags: landlords | from | hell | prison

'Landlords From Hell' Plead Guilty, Face Years in Prison

Image: 'Landlords From Hell' Plead Guilty, Face Years in Prison

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 05:49 PM

By Clyde Hughes

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Kip and Nicole Macy, known in San Francisco as the "landlords from hell" for criminal acts against their tenants and then fleeing to Italy to escape a 2010 plea deal, entered new guilty pleas Tuesday that would send them to prison for more than four years.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that as part of the Macys' plea deal with San Francisco Superior Court Judge Judge Kay Tsenin, the couple agrees to be sentenced in August to four years and four months each for residential burglary, felony stalking and attempted grand theft.

Urgent: Should the NSA Spy on Americans? Vote Here Now.

In 2010, the couple turned down a plea deal that would have sent them to jail for a year, according the Chronicle. After turning down that deal, the couple fled to Italy where they were arrested in 2012, wrote the Chronicle. They spent a year fighting extradition.

Still, Kip Macy's attorney Lisa DewBerry called the proposed sentences "not out of bounds,” the Chronicle wrote.

According to The Associated Press, prosecutors said in court Wednesday that the Macys threated to shoot tenants, cleared apartments of their belongings and reported legal tenants as trespassers in their own units, all with the purpose of driving them out so they could charge new tenants higher rent.

Prosecutors contended that while property in the South of Market area, where the Macys' building is located, increased, city restrictions forced the couple to hold rent steady for existing tenants, The Associated Press reported.

The crimes, which district attorney George Gascon said sounded like a "plot line of a horror movie," included twice using a power saw to cut holes in the floor of one victim's living room to make it structurally unsound, cutting utility lines, destroying property and threatening to have some tenants deported, according to the AP.

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote that prosecutors also accused Nicole Macy of breaking into a tenant’s place and pouring ammonia on clothes, bedding and home electronics.

The Macys' plea deals also qualify as two strikes each under California's "three strike law," meaning Kip or Nicole Macy could spend the rest of their life in prison if convicted of another felony, reported the Chronicle.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

Related stories:

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Jimmy McMillan Running for NYC Mayor

Bidens Rent Out Cottage to Secret Service for $26,400

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kentucky Infant Found Safe After Carjacking, Amber Alert

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 16:09 PM

A 20-day-old infant who was stolen during a Kentucky carjacking was found safe a little more than two hours after the ca . . .

Justin Bieber Instagram Followers Drop by 3.5M in Fake Account Purge

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 15:46 PM

Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million Instagram followers in what's being called the "Instagram Rapture," a move by the social  . . .

'American Sniper': Reviews Mixed for Eastwood's Chris Kyle Biopic

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 15:30 PM

"American Sniper" opens in theaters Dec. 25, and the Bradley Cooper movie about a military sniper is receiving mixed rev . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved