Caught up in Bell’s enforcement efforts

Bell ex­trac­ted thou­sands of dol­lars from plumb­ers, car­pet clean­ers and scav­engers by seiz­ing vehicles and prop­erty for al­leged code vi­ol­a­tions and pres­sur­ing the own­ers to pay fines. City of­fi­cials cre­ated doc­u­ments that looked like of­fi­cial court pa­pers — in­clud­ing this ex­ample, which fol­lows the case of plumb­er Frank San­ti­ago.

Published: Dec. 15, 2010
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