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January 19, 1996 | JUDY TORRES
The landlord of a Granada Hills house who allegedly collected nearly $6,000 in illegal side payments from a couple displaced after the 1994 Northridge earthquake was charged with swindling the city's Housing Authority, authorities said. Janos Dub, 46, of Oxnard was charged Wednesday with one count each of grand theft and theft through false pretenses for allegedly taking $5,918 from a Northridge couple between February 1994 and April 1995, Deputy City Atty. Deborah Sanchez said.
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April 30, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI
A judge ordered a Chatsworth man to pay more than $13,000 in fines Friday stemming from his conviction on charges of permitting slum conditions at a Hollywood apartment house he owns. Municipal Judge Veronica Simmons McBeth also sentenced Bernard Gross, 48, to three years summary probation and imposed a June 21 deadline for Gross to repair the slum conditions or face more penalties, according to the city attorney's office. A June 29 compliance hearing has been scheduled.
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February 14, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS
A Granada Hills landlord has been ordered to pay $14,911 in fines and costs after pleading no contest Thursday to operating 14 North Hollywood apartment complexes in slum conditions, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. Salomon Wainberg, 68, was sentenced in Los Angeles Municipal Court after pleading to 10 violations of various health and building and safety codes, according to Richard Bobb, the deputy city attorney who prosecuted the case.
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February 25, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A court commissioner has sentenced Los Angeles landlord Maria Chariez to live in one of her apartment buildings for 45 days after finding she had repeatedly failed to make repairs to bring two buildings up to code, the city attorney said Friday. She also was told to fix all habitability problems in the buildings on Clarence and South Figueroa streets and to pay $4,000 in legal costs. Violations included leaking plumbing and rodent infestations.
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July 17, 1991
A Cal State Long Beach professor was charged Tuesday with the shooting death of his landlord, a Fire Department paramedic. Eric Hansen, 53, pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, which includes a special allegation of using a handgun, and was being held on $250,000 bail. A bail review hearing was scheduled July 19, and the preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 28.
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October 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
An Irvine man who owns rental property in Arizona will do time in one of his own run-down units. A Phoenix judge on Wednesday sentenced Sherwin Seyrafi to 30 days in an apartment with two broken windows. Seyrafi, 38, was convicted last month of violating city health codes. The sentence, which begins Oct. 12, prohibits Seyrafi from making any repairs to his apartment until he fixes the other units in the building.
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February 7, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
An Encino man was charged Thursday with criminal slum violations stemming from conditions of an 88-unit complex he owns in North Hollywood. This is his second such charge in eight months, the city attorney's office announced. Donald J. Braham, 68, is scheduled to be arraigned on March 13 in Los Angeles Municipal Court for 22 violations of various fire, health and building safety codes at the Clybourn Avenue complex.
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June 20, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against the owner of an allegedly roach- and rodent-infested North Hollywood apartment building after inspectors from the city Slum Housing Task Force uncovered dozens of health and safety code violations, according to Deputy City Atty. Del C. San Juan. In all, Encino resident Donald C. Braham, 67, and his company, 7300 Lankershim Ltd., are charged with 26 code violations at the two-story, 171-unit complex.
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July 21, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
An Encino man has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $14,966 in fines after pleading no contest to 10 violations of fire, health and safety codes at a Westlake residential hotel, prosecutors said. Rami K. Grinwald, 38, on Wednesday was also placed on three years summary probation by Los Angeles Municipal Judge T.K. Herman and has until Sept. 28 to complete repairs at the two-story, 37-room stucco hotel at 717 S. Columbia St., Deputy City Atty. Lawrence P.V.
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October 27, 1990
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered activist landlord Eric Crumpton to pay $2,000 to four of 10 neighbors who sued him for failing to keep gang members from overrunning a building he owns in Hollywood. In a small claims court appeal trial that ended Thursday, Judge Kathryn Doi Todd found Crumpton liable for refusing to ward off gang members who gathered at his apartment building in the 1600 block of Winona Boulevard, one block west of Normandie Ave.
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