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Moed applauds mayor, attorney general for defending tenants

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INDIANAPOLIS –  State Rep. Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis) applauds Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita and Citizens Energy for filing lawsuits against the owners of three Indianapolis apartment complexes over more than $1.3 million in unpaid utility bills.

The suit alleges Berkley Commons IN LLC and JPC Affordable Housing Foundation Inc.– the former of which owns Berkley Commons Apartments and the latter Capital Place Apartments and The Woods at Oak Crossing – defrauded tenants and Citizens Energy.

“I'm grateful to Citizens Energy, Mayor Hogsett and the Attorney General's office for standing up for the tenants living in these apartments,” Moed said.

“For any company to defraud people just trying to keep a roof over their heads ­– putting many at risk of not having a place to call home—is incomprehensible. Today's announcement sends the message that we value the right of every Hoosier to have access to safe and sanitary living conditions.”

In a statement, Citizens Energy President and CEO Jeffrey Harrison said he hopes legal action will result in repayment of past-due bills so residents will have continued access to utility services. The suit, filed with the Marion Superior Court on April 6, alleges the complex owners stopped paying for gas, water and sewer services in spring 2021.

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