United States v. Iraj Shambayati – (S.D. Ga.)
On August 8, 2023, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Iraj Shambayati, et al. (S.D. Ga.). The complaint alleges that since at least 2008, Iraj Shambayati sexually harassed and retaliated against female tenants at residential properties he has owned or managed in Savannah, Georgia, in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The lawsuit further alleges that his son Daniel Shambayati, Akbar Keshavarz, 1511 Rosewood LLC and IDHD Properties LLC are vicariously liable for Iraj Shambayati’s discriminatory conduct, because he acted as their agent when he sexually harassed tenants at properties in which they had an ownership interest.
Press Release - 8/8/2023