The City of Los Angeles’ criminal case against the Larchmont Bungalow goes before a judge Thursday, August 30, for a pre-trial hearing.
Reportedly, Bungalow owner, Albert Mizrahi’s new lawyer, Alan Fenster, will present a motion saying his client is being unfairly prosecuted. This is the argument Mizrahi has been making for the past three years – he’s not the only one violating the zoning, yet he’s being prosecuted.
The counter argument is that Mizrahi signed a covenant promising to operate as a take out restaurant, he violated the covenant and is being prosecuted accordingly. That’s the argument the City successfully used in the civil trial.
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