Thursday, April 03, 2008

Bernardo Katz MIA

Monsieur Briem had pointed out this article from the Pgh Business Times to us earlier in the week, to which we had quipped that Mr. Katz "has either completed his degree in Portuguese or is planning very far ahead for Carnivale 2009."

Only later did we find out that Mr. Katz was a native Brazilian so he (1) already knows Portuguese and (2) from what we've been told only has a very thin strip of pubic hair.

The Tribune-Review has a non-subscriber only version of the story:

resident of Mt. Lebanon, Katz returned to Brazil late last year with three of his four children, said Max Feldman, his attorney.

"I talked with Katz in Brazil Tuesday, and he has instructed me not to talk to the news media," Feldman said.

n February, the URA filed documents in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court seeking to retake ownership of commercial buildings at 1600, 1601, 1602 and 1619 Broadway.

At that time, Katz was delinquent on payment of between $600,00 and $700,000, said URA General Counsel Don Kortlandt...

He was successful in some of his local investments. Along with a business selling rare musical instruments, he developed commercial holdings he purchased for $2.2 million in 2003 along Mt. Lebanon's Washington Road that are home to such successful restaurants as Aladdin's and Little Tokyo.

However, his plans for developing a $2.6 million complex of medical offices, a theater, stores and a senior citizens center in Beechview became mired in politics and never materialized.

State Rep. Michael Diven, R-Brookline, secured a $1 million state grant for a new senior center, contingent on matching funds. The city put aside $400,000, and Katz pledged the remaining $600,000, but could not get needed approvals to start the project.

Diven lost his seat to Democrat Chelsa Wagner, an opponent of the plan.
Now, it was Diven who pushed really, really hard for this plan, IIRC. Of course, Mr. Diven is no longer in office and, by some sheer coincidence, the deal has died.

It looks like this was a bad deal all along, perhaps driven by political pressure from both Diven and the former Murphy administration. I wonder if it was generally held that this deal was a big ol' sack of crap from the beginning (and everyone just played along) or if it was a gilded turd that Katz had managed to foist upon the powers that be.

I'm not sure which one would be worse...

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi

Anonymous said...

Once again the GREAT and GENIUS BERNARDO KATZ has proven he is nothing more than a thief,liar and CON. He (Bernardo) knew all along that he was ripping off the URA with a song and a dance. Bernardo KATZ has always been a slum landlord... He once put outdoor carpet in the basement of a rental house of his to cover up the abestos tiles. He never told the renters of it an they had 2 little kids who played in the basement. He is an will always be a LOW_LIFE..... His wife always had a BETTER THAN THOU ATTITUTE. I know i worked for him these are truths.... Also His partner ANGELO MISTRO is not so far behind.. His crookedness will catch up to him to.. Its just a matter of time that they all get exposed for what they are.... CONS..... Its something how BERNARDO KATZ knew how to leave the country with his MONEY>>>> oo yes and leave his OLD wife behind to collect any rent or money from the properties getting foreclosed...... Bernardo Katz once supposedly had shipped a STADIVARIUS to him but was all damaged an coll3ected $185,000 from the insurance......WHAT A SCAMMER...... IS IT ANY WONDER He ran down to BRAZIL

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mike Diven.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Bernardo Katz behind bars for the rest of his life! I agree with everything you wrote, he's a thief,liar and a PROFESSIONAL CON!!!! Now he is in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), living his life like he did nothing wrong. I would like to see some justice!!!

Anonymous said...

anonymous said ANd that old liar cheater property manager ami bahan wrecker train wreck that worked for bernarndo katz would love to see justice come to all involved

Anonymous said...

He is here in Rio de Janeiro, you can see in www.musicanomuseu.com.br in the august-2008 program

Anonymous said...

i know where he is

Anonymous said...

things aren't always what they seem from the outside, behind closed doors people can't really see the horrors that occured

Anonymous said...

Justice will come to all involved Bernardo ,Holly ,Rob Goldman, Ami Bahan IF they think they will get away with what the've done the must be detached from reality. The FBI are watching them closely .

Anonymous said...

Bk, HK, Robert Goldman Ami Bahan scum scum scum con artist

Anonymous said...

BERNARDO KATZ...Finally everybody
is going to know who is that guy!
He is nothing but a CRIMINAL!
and that start a long time ago, when he abducted his own daughter from her own mother in Brazil and run to United States making sure he will do everything to be sure her mother won't get close to the daughter again. And now the situation repeated itself after so many years, he took his two kids from the second wife steal all the money and ran to Brazil...
Come on it's past his time for this to be behind bars

Anonymous said...

And NOT ONLY THAT...
His also change the name on the BIRTH CERTIFICATE of his DAUGHTER.
He add the name of his second wife on it,like SHE'S the real mother when SHE'S NOT!!!
Imagine how much her REAL MOTHER suffer all this years...

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows that HOLLY is not the MOTHER!!!
Time for JUSTICE.

Anonymous said...

all involved in the circle are criminals bk hk robert goldman ami bahan They rip society aoff and the eveyday people pay for it I hope they all rot in hell hell.

Anonymous said...

If you see these people run like hell away from them they are evil people they stab you in the back rip you off . Benardo will get his day. robert Goldman left his beutiful family to be with Bernardo property manager bahan. How could you leave a 12yo, 13yo, 15yo for trash. Oh well what comes aroung goes around.

Anonymous said...

they all are antigod antichrist antibible antigood

Anonymous said...

It's awful how these people the bernardo katz circle holly katz-robert goldman ami bahan could be so selfish to desroy innocent lifes .bk wrecked his family and the same with rg. these kids families will never be right . the trauma these people caused to their families is awful.

Anonymous said...

low lifes low lifes

Anonymous said...

Mr.Katz that old criminal jew nd Mrs. Katz is a criminal too. Mr. Goldman and Mrs. Bahan are just as bad. These people are cold hearted. I hope the FBI nail them all .

Anonymous said...

These people are pure evil,monsters , despicable , very arrogant .

Anonymous said...

they think they are above the law they have no respect for the law or their families. what they did to this town how can goldman walk the streets of mt . lebanon with that old ugly woman he is with no repect for his family

Anonymous said...

I agree she is ugglly.yuk yuk.

Anonymous said...

bring them down scum

Anonymous said...

I would agree down and dirty.Run ro Rio. Get the fbi to bring them down

Anonymous said...

old ugly evil crimials

Anonymous said...

I cant believe goldman disappeared from his family for a sloppy seconds cocksucker

Anonymous said...

bernardo will get his day along with goldman and that ugly smelly cunt he left his family for.

Anonymous said...

these people are major f- ups if u know what imen

Anonymous said...

Why has no one mentioned that the politicians also involved with Bernardo Katz and Holly Katz and Angel Mistro and the rest of Bernardo's cronies, be prosecuted. The politicians are just as guilty and at fault too. Also the URL is guilty and at fault. You don't just give money to someone that you know nothing about without investigating them first.
No one ever investigated Bernardo Katz before dealing with him. It isn't hard to find out the bad about him just type in his name and do a little investigating and it won't take long to find out how bad a person he is and quite a con.
My daughter and I tried to give this info to the people that ran the Beechview Block Meetings but no one would listen and nor would they take the info that we had accummulated on Bernardo Katz. Instead, they looked at us like we were crazy and didn't know what we were talking about. Well, they know different now but won't admit that they should have listened to us or at least taken the info we had on him or investigated him for themselves. That's the kind of people that run the Block Meetings!!!!!!!! There were politicians at some of those meetings and they were indifferent to us also and didn't pay any attention to what we had to say and some of the proof that we had on Bernardo Katz. Don't have much good to say about those politicians either, except daaaaa!! My daughter and I quit going to the Block Meetings because no one seemed to believe us so it was a waste of our time.
There are many people who need prosecuted for what happened with Bernardo Katz and the city and especially what they did to Beechview. They really took Beechview down the tubes. I don't think there is any hopes for Beechview becoming the nice place that it used to be. It is now headed for the slums or another hill district. Maybe someday many peoople will all pay and be prosecuted for what they have done. I just hope I live long enough to see it. They have ruined a place that was a really nice place to live --Beechview.

Anonymous said...

I also worked within the "real estate" side of these deals with Bernardo, Angel, and many others. I watched and listened to clients telling me the horror stories of how they lost their homes and businesses over the dealing Bernardo was involved in. I always knew he was no good, I voiced my opinion to my office and since I am/was, yes, was, only an employee my concerns were ignored. Not only has his scams ruined so many individuals and businesses and neighborhoods, he also ruined employees and offices that were accused of knowing his scams. I lost my job, 10 years to nothing and I am afraid to even mention my employers etc... on my resume so I am not looked at as a thief. Its like a punch in the gut that one person can do this to so many and no one can do anything. No matter what justice through the courts is handed down, it will never be enough. The damage is to great.

Anonymous said...

I was very surprised when I read that somebody and posted in this blog what Bernardo Katz did to his first wife in regards to his daughter!
I'm his daughter's biological mother!!! He abducted my daughter when she was only 4 yr old, and really made sure that I wouldn't ever get close to my only daughter. Each time I've tried talking to him, he would call the policy to arrest me. He did make his second wife (Holy), legally adopt my daughter. I've NEVER abandoned my daughter needless to say, giving permission to give my beautiful baby girl for adoption. What they did is illegal. She was my LIFE!!! I had to wait a 14 long years (when she turned 18) to tell her that I've always looked for her and love her.
I have NO WORDS to describe what I felt when I saw my daughter's birth certificate without my name as her mother.
Unfortunately, I was his first victim. He never showed me or any of his other victims any mercy. He's a cruel and heartless person.

I hope he pays for everything he did, and all the lives he destroyed!

Anonymous said...

I was very emotional earlier today when I've decided to write, and post the above comment. I just realized that I had some typo errors. I don't know how edit my post to correct it. I apologize for it.

Anonymous said...

Bernardo Katz lives in Brazil at Rua das Laranjeiras 91 apartment 1403, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 22240-000.

Anonymous said...

If you need to contact Bernardo Katz, send him a message on his Facebook profile.


http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1524904903

Anonymous said...

Once again i have returned to see if there is anymore updates on the thief,liar and con. There are so many.Once again the things done in the dark has been brought out into the light.I can remember seeing Bernardo laughing when he would be taking renters to court to evict them.The irony of it all was that the renters had good reasons to hold up rent payment such as Bernardo painting over lead base paint while little children lived there,having a costly drain sewer that he wouldn't repair but yet would lie about why sewage was backing up in the basement,would have one chamber of a cracked heat-exchanger plugged instead of replacing the defective furnace,the list goes on and on. Bernardo would laugh when he would win at the magistrate's office and the renters would get evicted and also be required to pay back rent and damages that was already there on the property.I do know of so many things that Bernardo would do in order to get money from people especially his lying skills. I left working for his company because of the total corruption and disregard for human lives.This man needs to be imprisoned and pay for what he has done to numerous renters as well as people who we're trying to buy a home thru Bernardo Katz only to find out he never owned the homes.I hope one day Bernardo Katz pays for his undue hardship,lies,deceit and evil hearted ways.I also hope that the prison cell is a double occupancy so they can put his cohort in with him yes ANGELO MISTRO. That way they can talk about old times as their doing time.

Anonymous said...

well, let's see what time has done with the great Bernardo Katz. Absolutely nothing!!!
The dirty low-life has gotten away with his plan of becoming rich thru deceit, lies and out-right thievery. Where is the Justice? He has pulled off his greatest caper of all time. Bernardo gets $700,000 in his pockets while the carnage left behind is devastating. Dreams and hopes of so many who we're taken in believing they we're purchasing a home from Bernardo crushed. renters seeking reimbursement for living in homes that we're practically condemn with so many violations. Knowingly let children play in basements and rooms where asbestos was rampant. Holy Katz is living in Rio an screwing little patch Bernardo. You can see Bernardo playing his cello on you tube. Its really something to say that the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree. when Bernardo's dad is a dentist an his mom a teacher. Now they have their proud son the CON!!!!No justice!!! I guess its true Bernardo got away with the imperfect, perfect crime.. Day of reckoning will come.