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Schenectady landlord will be first to go to jail under tougher rules

Apartment house located at 33 Swan St. cited for assorted code violations.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Apartment house located at 33 Swan St. cited for assorted code violations.
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For the first time since the city began to stringently enforce code violations, a landlord is heading to jail. Edward Kahn will report to jail Monday for a seven-day sentence. He must also pay $50,000 in fines for renting apartments at 33 Swan St. with leaking pipes, holes in the ceilings and walls, and broken windows. Originally, his sentence was an $85,000 fine and no jail time. But he didn’t pay, so City Court Judge ...


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