Las Vegas (KSNV) — A congressional panel just released a damning report on the Siegel Group, which owns several Siegel Suites around the valley.
The Las Vegas-based landlord tried to mislead tenants about the CDC’s eviction protections during the pandemic, according to a report from the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
Lawmakers say the Siegel Group distributed false documents claiming that the CDC lacked the authority to impose the eviction moratorium, which may have broken federal law.
“While the abusive eviction practices documented in this report would be condemnable under any circumstances, they are unconscionable during a once-in-a-century economic and public health crisis,” U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn, chair of the committee, said in a press release.
In at least one case, the Siegel Group is accused of bringing those documents to a tenant after 5 p.m. on a Friday, preventing her from calling the constable office before it closed for the weekend.
The Siegel Group is one of four corporate landlords accused of abusing tenants in the new report.
The findings were sent to two federal watchdogs for further investigation.
*Story originally appeared on Channel 3 News Las Vegas