Homeowner faces nearly $1M in fines for building without permits

Illegal additions alleged to be 'public nuisance'
Published on Apr 19, 2006

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In 1999, Jimmy Jen purchased a dilapidated single-family house. Based on prior experiences with the local building inspectors, he applied for a permit to do only $2,500 of minor dry-rot repairs. Instead, Jen added a two-room extension, plus a second-floor ...