Mohamed Hadid could face criminal charges over his property located at 901 Strada Vecchia in Bel Air.
According to Tamara Tattles, the real estate developer’s “lack of proper building permits and illegally overbuilding on the property has become a criminal matter.”
On April 20th Mohamed was in court where his attorney attempted to strike a plea deal with the L.A. City Attorney’s office. Mohamed’s lawyers argued that their client would plead guilty to the criminal charges in exchange for not being sentenced until he could bring the property in question up to Los Angeles building code. Adding, that if Mohamed is criminally convicted of a crime, it will prevent him from getting the necessary loans to finish the project.
However, the L.A. City Attorney called bullshit on Mohamed lawyers’ claim and says criminal convictions do not affect one’s ability to get a loan.
Despite how serious the charges sound the Beverly Hills Courier doesn’t think Mohamed will serve any jail time. Instead, Mohamed could be banned from building in Los Angeles for a while and may have to pay a fine or two.
“It is unknown what Hadid’s punishment would be if convicted. L.A. City Attorney Deputy Chief Tina Hess said Thursday that Hadid would not be facing jail time,” explains the Beverly Hills Courier. “It’s possible that Hadid could be looking at a mix of a fine and public service, along with a possible ban on building in Los Angeles for a period of time. ”
Mohamed is due back in court next Tuesday to confirm the terms of his plea deal.