Fmr. clients blast settlement for realtor accused of having sex in their homes

Posted at 10:42 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 16:36:05-04

It has taken several weeks, but we now know the full settlement reached between the state and Scott Adlhoch, a realtor who works in the Grosse Pointes.

The stipulation signed by Adlhoch spells out a one-month suspension that starts in April and a $25,000 fine due to the state by April 13.

As the 7 Investigators previously reported, a formal complaint from the Michigan Attorney General found Scott Adlhoch had sex in six homes he had listed for clients during 20 months and the conduct demonstrated fraud, deceit, dishonesty and a lack of good moral character.

When 7 Investigator Jim Kiertzner tried to contact Adlhoch at his office in February, he did not respond. During a recent attempt to talk with Adlhoch, he got into his vehicle and drove off.

Linda Brady sold her house through Adlhoch. She says she's considering a lawsuit and says the $25,000 fine should not go to the state but to the people violated. 

She says Adlhoch should pay back commissions to the clients and in her case that would be about $17,000.  Brady also says the one month suspension is not enough. 

She says it should be 20 months, the same amount of time he used the homes for sex.

Cynthia Griffin bought the house from Brady.

She says this fine is "ridiculous" and a "travesty." 

Griffin previously showed 7 Investigator Jim Kiertzner where a bedroom had stains on the carpet when they bought the house. It has since been removed. 

But the woman who had the affair with Adlhoch confirms the stains were from their making love. 

The Adlhoch Realty website has been changed from Scott Adlhoch to William Adlhoch, his father who is the broker in the business. 

No one from the state, including Birmingham Real Estate Salesperson Karen Greenwood who negotiated the settlement with Adlhoch for the state board, would discuss how it was reached. 

Griffin says it is not acceptable behavior and it is being tolerated at the state level. 

The 7 Investigators are still waiting for more documents from the state and have requested an interview with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette who's office handled the case.