Bronx realtor denies Gadhafi's rental request

A Riverdale realtor says he denied a rental request from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who wanted to stay in homes during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in Manhattan. John Fitzgerald, a home developer,

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2009, 12:30 AM

Updated 5,318 days ago

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Bronx realtor denies Gadhafi's rental request
A Riverdale realtor says he denied a rental request from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who wanted to stay in homes during the U.N. General Assembly meeting in Manhattan.
John Fitzgerald, a home developer, says Gadhafi's aides requested a rental without identifying themselves or wiring money. Fitzgerald says they offered to pay $60,000 for a six-day stay in two homes.
Fitzgerald says he denied Gadhafi's request because he didn't want to rent to a leader who condones terrorism. Gadhafi recently came under fire after the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Scottish plane, which killed 259 people, was released and returned to a hero's welcome in Libya.
AP wire reports contributed to this article.


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