Billionaire real estate developer Mohamed Hadid's Bel-Air mansion stands as an abandoned, damaged and flooded dump after legal problems over its construction. The former husband of ex-The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster and father to her model daughters Gigi and Bella, was sentenced last year over violating building regulations. Since then, the house has gone into even greater disrepair. Scroll down Radar's gallery for more!
Hadid's 30,000 foot mansion was stalled over charges that he was violating regulations. The businessman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of illegally building a mansion much bigger and taller than Los Angeles city rules allowed.
Neighbors had argued for the home to be torn down and the property restored to the previous grades. During the legal wrangle last year, Hadid's attorney insisted he was going to complete the construction.
"That building is as safe a building as has ever been built," Hadid's lawyer Robert Shapiro said outside the courthouse during the legal fight about the mansion.
Hadid was sentenced for the charges surrounding his Bel Air mansion fiasco on Thursday, July 20, 2017, with the judge handing down fines and community service as the punishment.
Bella and Gigi's dad was slapped with a fine totaling more than $3,000 — a payment of more than $14,000 to the city to cover the Building and Safety Department's costs, 200 hours of community service and three years probation.
Hadid's legal eagle Shapiro told the judge that the house would be completed and brought up to code standards within two years, but a city official estimated that the project would take three-and-a-half years.
Now, as Radar's photos show, the mansion is even more of a mess!
Hadid has said in the past that he will not even consider tearing the house down. "Demolish this house? Never," the real estate titan, who divorced Yolanda in 2000, told Town & Country magazine. "This house will last forever. Bel Air will fall before this will."
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