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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988
A judge on Friday issued a $2-million arrest warrant for the city's reputed worst slumlord, and prosecutors said they have asked the FBI to join in the search for Vijaynard Sharma. It was the third such warrant to be issued since the 40-year-old immigrant from the Fiji Islands became a fugitive by failing to appear for sentencing last week. The combined bail for the three warrants is $2.9 million.
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March 28, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Devanand Sharma owns a quiet apartment complex in the midst of a troubled Westlake neighborhood where heroin addicts and youthful gang members control the public alleyways and clamber across people's rooftops to elude police. Despite the grim surroundings, longtime tenants of the complex, many of them poor, said they always considered the building a pleasant place to live--in fact "one of the nicest" in the Westlake district.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Devanand Sharma owns a quiet apartment complex in the midst of a troubled Westlake neighborhood where heroin addicts and youthful gang members control the public alleyways and clamber across people's rooftops to elude police. Despite the grim surroundings, longtime tenants of the complex, many of them poor, said they always considered the building a pleasant place to live--in fact "one of the nicest" in the Westlake district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988
A judge on Friday issued a $2-million arrest warrant for the city's reputed worst slumlord, and prosecutors said they have asked the FBI to join in the search for Vijaynard Sharma. It was the third such warrant to be issued since the 40-year-old immigrant from the Fiji Islands became a fugitive by failing to appear for sentencing last week. The combined bail for the three warrants is $2.9 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988
The man called "the worst slumlord in the city" by Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn has been ordered to surrender next Wednesday to begin serving an additional 90-day jail term. But prosecutors do not expect Vijaynard Sharma, 40, who has not been seen publicly since Jan. 15, to surrender in Municipal Court on that date. If he fails to appear, a fourth arrest warrant will be issued for him.
NEWS
January 20, 1988
An arrest warrant was issued today for the reputed worst slumlord in Los Angeles after he failed to appear in court for a hearing at which he could be sentenced to up to nine months in jail. The warrant for Vijaynard Sharma, 40, was issued by Municipal Court Judge Veronica Simmons-McBeth, but will not go into effect until Thursday morning to give him a chance to surrender. Sharma, who City Atty. James K.
NEWS
January 21, 1988
Slumlord Vijaynard Sharma today failed to appear in court for sentencing for the second day and an arrest warrant was issued. He faces sentencing on charges he violated probation and allowed hazardous fire conditions to exist at an apartment building he owned. Municipal Judge Veronica Simmons-McBeth set bail for Sharma at $500,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
The man described by Los Angeles authorities as the city's worst slumlord, who disappeared seven months ago before he was to begin a 90-day jail sentence, was arrested Wednesday in New Jersey by the FBI, the Los Angeles city attorney's office announced. Vijaynard Sharma, 41, who reportedly received as much as $90,000 a month from tenants who lived in buildings plagued with rats, bad plumbing, broken windows and faulty wiring, is being held on a federal no-bail warrant in Gloucester County, N.J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988 | From United Press International
A judge on Friday issued a $2-million arrest warrant for the city's reputed worst slumlord, and prosecutors said they have asked the FBI to join in the search for Vijaynard Sharma. It was the third such warrant to be issued since the 40-year-old immigrant from the Fiji Islands became a fugitive by failing to appear for sentencing last week. The combined bail for the three warrants is $2.9 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1988 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Municipal Court jury Wednesday convicted a Sherman Oaks man on four new counts of misdemeanor health and safety violations for keeping a Los Angeles property in slum-like conditions. Robert W. Morrison, 59, had previously been convicted on five similar counts by another Municipal Court jury, which deadlocked on several other counts. That led to the further charges on which Morrison was convicted Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, City Atty. James K.
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