Longtime Conejo Valley slumlord hit with $1M in fines

The former owner of a notorious Thousand Oaks apartment complex has been hit with a big fine for refusing to address years of code complaints from city and county officials.
Ashok Sharma, the longtime owner of 850 Warwick Avenue Apartments LLC, was ordered last month to pay $1 million in civil penalties due to substandard conditions residents of the apartments have had to endure for decades. The City of Thousand Oaks announced the fine Jan. 27.
He also must reimburse the city, the district attor...

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