TENANTS SEEK PROBE OF LANDLORDS' REPORT

Thursday, May 29, 1997
Associated Press

ALBANY -- A tenants group asked the state Wednesday to look into campaign filings by the renters' archnemesis in the battle over retaining rent control protections, the Rent Stabilization Association.

The state Tenants and Neighbors Coalition is alleging that financial records filed by the political action committee of the landlords' association are incomplete and may be improper.

The tenants say that of the $893,026 the landlords' PAC reported raising during the last four years, no individual donors were listed on the committee's financial reporting forms on file at the state Board of Elections in Albany.

Under board rules, contributions from individuals or corporations of $100 or more have to be listed with the names and addresses of donors.

Joseph Strasburg, president of Rent Stabilization Association, said contributions received by the group have, in fact, all been under the $100 limit.