Sleazy MSNBC Host Scams Real Estate Broker Out of $1.2 Million

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 at 8:04 am
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Why are these liberals so damn greedy?

MSNBC host and former ad exec Donny Deutsch scammed a real estate broker out of a $1.2 million commission in the sale of Deutsch’s $30 millionHamptons home, a Manhattan judge seethes in new court papers.

Justice Charles Ramos says Deutsch’s lawyer Jonathan Tarbet was acting on his client’s behalf whenSotheby’s broker Edward Petrie was schemed out of his 4 percent commission, The Post’s Julia Marsh reports.

Petrie had brought a potential buyer, LA hedge funder Howard Marks, by Deutsch’s Tyson Lane home in 2010.

After Deutsch realized he knew Marks, he went behind Petrie’s back and brokered the sale privately to avoid the fee, Petrie claimed.

“This court considers that and refusal to acknowledge [Petrie] as the broker to be marks of dishonesty and greed,” Ramos writes in the Oct. 23 decision awarding Petrie’s employer, Sotheby’s, $1.2 million.

“Both characteristics are particularly unbecoming when exhibited by those blessed with great wealth,” the judge scolds.

Yeah, these liberal 1%-ers really are an unbecoming lot.

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13 Responses to “Sleazy MSNBC Host Scams Real Estate Broker Out of $1.2 Million”

  1. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX (@Teresa_Koch) on 30/30/14 at 9:51 am

    That’s a dude?

    I thought it was a really ugly lesbian….

  2. Jazz on 30/30/14 at 9:57 am

    Obviously, Donnie spent the saved money on breast implants.

    Heh. I was gonna say he bought hisself a bra-ful of gynecomastia. Starting to sound less far-fetched….

  3. turn on 30/30/14 at 10:18 am

    I can’t stand that pompous ass Donnie Deutsch. I have no idea why MsNBC brings him on Morning Joe, he has absolutely NOTHING to add to the discussion. For some reason this popped into my head …

    You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
    Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
    Your scarf it was apricot
    You had one eye on the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte
    And all the girls dreamed that they’d be your partner
    They’d be your partner, and…

    You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you
    You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you
    Don’t you? Don’t You

    Howdy JWF, glad to see your blog has been so successful – turn

  4. Skid Marx on 30/30/14 at 10:33 am

    Comrade Deutsch should redistribute his wealth to poor and downtrodden proles in the interest of fairness and equality.

  5. PPPC on 30/30/14 at 12:44 pm

    However much Donny Douche may suck, why the hell should a real estate agent ever expect a 1.2 million dollar fee? Realtors are a corrupt cartel.

  6. Chish on 30/30/14 at 1:15 pm

    If I (as the realtor) had a signed agreement stating 4% I
    EXPECT 4% at closing. That is not corrupt, that’s a business

  7. LTMG on 30/30/14 at 2:22 pm

    It’s not greed, it’s a lack of ethics. Being greedy can still be ethical and legal. Breaking one’s word with a real estate agent may be or may not be legal, but it is certainly unethical.

  8. CharlieBrown'sDildo on 30/30/14 at 11:14 pm


    So a contract entered into freely is in some way corrupt?

    Sorry, but we live in a market economy, not a Marxist hell-hole (yet).