Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - City Attorney: Hotel Slumlords Endangering Poor, Defrauding Public

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - City Attorney: Hotel Slumlords Endangering Poor, Defrauding Public

SAN FRANCISCO - Members of a San Francisco family are defrauding taxpayers by operating a string of fleabag motels in violation of their contracts with the city to provide "clean, safe, habitable conditions" for tenants in publicly funded transitional housing, the city attorney alleges in a lawsuit filed in state court on May 12 under California's unfair competition law (UCL) (City and County of San Francisco and People of the State of California v. Balvantsinh "Bill" Thakor, et al., No. 539230, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.).

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