I bought a condo from the notorious F. Blake Longacre (he's been in the papers before for being a swindler, which I didn't know until it was too late) and he didn't finish it until after our contract date, over TWO YEARS! for one condo unit. He tried to blame everyone else, got caught lying to the BBB, has been through 3 lawyers in my case, etc...
The thing is, he changed the layout of the complex: it was supposed to include a commercial area in front, but decided to cancel that part of the project after contracts were signed! Now people are buying into a completely different condo complex. I asked for my money back, and when I got a lawyer and told him I was bringing him to court, he claimed he was going to file for bankruptcy as soon as I submitted papers!
He has stolen my money, and I'm still trying to get it back.