The former owner of a Hollywood apartment house has been ordered to pay $35,286 in fines, penalties and restitution after pleading no contest to violations of fire, health and building and safety codes.
Charles A. Folcke, 45, entered his plea to 18 violations March 27, as the second day of his trial was about to get under way in Municipal Court, according to the city attorney's office. Folcke also was placed on two years' probation, the office said.
Folcke's company, Hollywood Terrace Investments, acquired the 52-unit apartment complex at 1921 N. Highland Ave. in May, 1982, and sold it last December without first repairing items cited in the violations, said Deputy City Atty. Michael R. Wilkinson, who handled the case.
The current owner has not repaired the building, which remains under investigation by the city's Housing Enforcement Task Force, according to a statement by the city attorney's office.