The Los Angeles home has been hit with several violations. It's reportedly 9,000 square feet larger than what L.A. approved, but Mohamed's company allegedly continued with the build despite repeated warnings.
Originally, only his company faced legal consequences, but on Wednesday a judge ruled that Mohamed must be included as a defendant, as well. Now, the 67-year-old faces charges of building the mansion without obtaining proper permits or keeping it up to code. He also allegedly refused to follow a stop-work order.
"We are pleased with this decision. It is the right thing," said Fred Rosen, head of the Bel Air Homeowners Alliance. "When a person has been holding himself out to be the owner and then suddenly he says that he doesn't know anything about it, there has to be accountability. Everybody has to be held accountable to the rules of the community they live in. That's what separates us from animals."
It's not just the city of L.A. that is concerned about Mohamed Hadid's home. His neighbors reportedly fear that construction has made the nearby land unstable and susceptible to mudslides.
At least two of Mohamed Hadid's neighbors also claim he built retaining walls for his mansion on their properties.
But so far, Gigi Hadid's father is not backing down. The same day the judge ruled he would have to face charges, the real estate mogul posted this on Instagram: "The higher you get, the more people want to climb just to knock you down. Just remember, only a fraction realize their own dreams and will never reach where you are."
Of course, Mohamed Hadid still has plenty of money. Gigi's father has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Mohamed remains close with his kids and even set up his ex, Yolanda Foster, with her second husband, David.
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