Manhattan real estate lawyer Mitchell Kossoff facing N.Y. and U.S. criminal probes


(Reuters) – State and federal prosecutors are investigating Mitchell Kossoff and have hauled documents away from his shuttered law firm, according to a Manhattan criminal defense attorney who is representing Kossoff.

Signage is seen at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 24, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Walter Mack, of Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack, told a federal bankruptcy judge in Manhattan in a Wednesday filing that the Manhattan district attorney and the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn have both launched criminal investigations into his client, who appeared to vanish last month amid a string of client lawsuits.

Mack declined to comment, and his filing did not address Kossoff’s whereabouts.

Following Kossoff’s disappearance, his firm Kossoff PLLC was forced into bankruptcy earlier this month by a group of creditors who have claimed that the real estate law firm misappropriated more…

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