"Theft is theft.
It does not matter if it is done by breaking in to a safe at night, stealing a lady's purse,
or failing to repay a tenant's deposit while wearing a white collar and tie.
It is equally illegal and morally reprehensible."
The following are current efforts of the Pappas Tenant Association to rectify damages caused by Louis A. Pappas
Housing code violations - IN PROCESS - Stone
False charge by Pappas against tenant for Robbery of keys - SUCCESS - Commonwealth Attorney William Wetzonis, hearing enough of Pappas' inconsistent and contradictory testimonies, did not believe Pappas and did not prosecute the allegation (Nolle Prosequi)
False charge by Pappas against tenant for Assault - SUCCESS - Tenant found Not Guilty
Return of Promised Security Deposit - Monica S. - SUCCESS - Pappas
2001-September-25 - Pappas sued by Allison S. Arlington General District Court $1275.00
Judgment entered in favor of tenant. Case No. V01-5661
Return of Promised Security Deposit - Allison S. - SUCCESS -
Pappas found guilty
2001-September-25 - Pappas sued by Monica S. in court for withholding deposit without cause $950.19
Judgement entered in favor of tenant. Case No. V01-3661
Retaliatory Action suit for trying to evict several tenants.- SUCCESS - No Eviction processed
2000 - SUCCESS - PappasTenant.com moves meetings online to facilitate attendance and confidentiality
1998 - SUCCESS - Well aware of the bad reputation the Pappas name has in Crystal City, The Pappas Trust is trying to use the veil of advertising the name Mark P. Friedlander as the person to contact regarding rentals. (This will not work, as his own name is in question. See: Friedlander Lies)
Negotiation of prompt repair of roof - M.M. 627
1998 - SUCCESS Pappas Tenant Association has succeed in thwarting attempts to evict people unfairly.
Education in Housing Code violations - SUCCESS - 6 tenants educated
Return of Promised Security Deposit - Shaddock case in progress
Return of Promised Security Deposit - Oelberg case
Return of Promised Security Deposit - Holland case
Return of Promised Security Deposit - The Inman's and TM Center case
Return of Promised Security Deposit - R.F. case
Tenant Mistreatment - Sally Woods, wrongfully puts out sweet elderly lady
Abusive raising of rent, despite improvements made by tenant - Sally
Repayment for unlawful towing charge - Billy B. case
Prevention of Unreasonable Charges, Unlawful Eviction, and Harassment (by Pappas) of tenants at 625 S. 23rd Street
Unlawful renting of parking space on property zoned as Residential at 2320 South Eads - SUCCESS - compromise agreement worked out with tenant
Abusive raising of rent, despite improvements made by tenant - Peter B Judkins - SUCCESS - compromise agreement reached with Pappas
Tenants speak at Arlington County Zoning Hearing, lead by Shaddock
against rezoning of Pappas properties from Residential to Commercial. - SUCCESS - Rezoning for Pappas denied by the County Board
28 November 1995
1994 - SUCCESS - Abusive faxes from Pappas attorney Martin Fogel (301-340-2993) are reported. Pappas fires Fogel, and hires Friedlander.
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8 July 1998
Million dollar civil suit against Pappas for perjury and
defamation of character to recover legal expenses, emotional stress, and damages - In
50% of proceeds to go to charities such as Truth & Justic ce Foundation to help those falsely accused
50% of proceeds to go to a yacht to be named "Triumphant Tenant"