VANCOUVER – Vancouver police say a man convicted of violating COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year has been jailed after pleading guilty to several charges.
Art. Tania Visintin says in a statement that Mohammad Movassaghi was arrested on Wednesday and charged with two counts of non-compliance with a health order and one for selling liquor.
Visintin says the 43-year-old man pleaded guilty, was fined $ 10,000 and sentenced to 29 days in prison and 12 months probation.
The charges relate to an investigation that started after it was alleged that Movassaghi violated the statutory conditions associated with his previous conviction.
Movassaghi was convicted in April of hosting large parties at his penthouse in downtown Vancouver, despite provincial orders limiting the size of indoor assemblies to curb the spread of COVID-19.
He was sentenced to one day in prison, a $ 5,000 fine and 18 months probation.
The director of civil forfeiture also filed a claim in the BC Supreme Court in September alleging that Movassaghi’s $ 2.8 million condominium was used to engage in illegal activities and should be forfeited.
None of the allegations in the claim have been proven in court.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 26, 2021.
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