The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Yolanda Hadid's ex-husband owes nearly $1.2 million in unpaid property taxes on the unfinished home, which he began working on in 2011 with the hopes of eventually selling it for $100 million, according to new documents obtained by Daily Mail.
"Review of the tax bills shows a total amount due of $1,178,754 for the main house parcel, which includes delinquent amounts dating back to 2017," reads a statement from the documents, according to site. Per Daily Mail, Mohamed also allegedly owes $13,160 in back taxes on a smaller parcel of land on the property.
Last year, following a slew of legal trouble (in 2017, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges filed against him by the city for failing to secure proper permits and ignoring city safety and building department orders), Mohamed received a state-issued court order to demolish the abode in response to his neighbors' 2018 civil lawsuit alleging the construction endangered their properties.
After surveying the construction site at the time, L.A. Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan told the court that he had safety concerns. “If these piles failed and if this house came down the hill, I am positive in my mind that it would inflict severe damage on the properties below, if not destroy them,” Karlan said. “Are these piles structurally safe? What would happen if there was a 6.0 earthquake?”
However, Mohamed filed for bankruptcy, arguing that his company didn't have the funds to pay for the demolition. The bankruptcy claim was dismissed in December 2019.
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