Vancouver penthouse party host sentenced to 29 days in prison, fined $10 thousand

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The Vancouver Police announced Friday that the Vancouver man notoriously known for running a makeshift nightclub in his downtown Vancouver penthouse earlier this year has been convicted of new charges.

Vancouver Police first launched an investigation in January, after a witness called police to report a large party inside a penthouse apartment near Richards and Georgia streets.

Investigators discovered that Mohammed Movassaghi, 43, was running an illegal booze can and show lounge inside his 1,100-square-foot penthouse, packing it with hundreds of people, and violating Covid-19 health orders, according to a statement released by Vancouver Police.

The statement further added that he was arrested on January 31, after VPD executed a search warrant and seized large quantities of cash, liquor, and credit card machines. He was charged and convicted of numerous offences, and ordered to obey numerous court orders.

However, Movassaghi began violating those court orders in August by hosting more for-profit penthouse parties, which prompted a second VPD investigation and his arrest on Wednesday night, the Vancouver Police said, adding that he has since plead guilty to two counts of failure to comply with an order of the health officer and one count of selling liquor.

The Vancouver Police also added that Movassaghi is sentenced to 29 days in custody, 12 months of probation, and a $10,000 fine for violating the court orders.

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