Mohamed Hadid may not have been in court, but the real estate mogul has pleaded "no contest" to a handful of charges in connection with a 30,000-square-foot mansion (nicknamed "Starship Enterprise") in Los Angeles. According to E! News, his lawyer, Robert Shapiro, entered the plea for three charges involving erecting a structure other than what's permitted, failing to make the building conform to code, and failing to comply with an order issued by the Department of Building and Safety.
Mohamed's lawyer had no additional comments to make about the case when contacted by The Daily Dish.
Sentencing is reportedly scheduled for June 27. On that date a judge will hear evidence from Mohamed's legal team as well as the plaintiffs in the matter. "These were serious violations," L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement to LAist this week. "It was essential to hold the defendant accountable for committing them. We have building and safety rules for a reason, and no one is above the law. At the sentencing hearing we'll make our case for strong and appropriate sanctions."
The home is located in the Bel Air hills area and Mohamed has previously spoken about it in an interview with Town & Country, sharing, "Demolish this house? Never! That would really cause problems: the trucks, the dirt, the dust, the noise, the hauling. It could take years. That would be insane ... This house will last forever. Bel Air will fall before this will."
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