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District Attorney to Award Carmichael Parks Foundation
$11,000 to Support Youth Programs 

On October 13, 2016, Cameron Kambiz Razavi pled to two county code violations of permitting substandard dwelling units, and permitting junk and rubbish to accumulate at the Twin Gardens Apartments (Case #16MI010801). 

As part of the plea agreement, Razavi was ordered to pay $15,000 to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Public Safety & Community Improvement Fund for investment in the community.  The District Attorney’s Office announced today that $11,000 of those funds will be distributed to the Carmichael Parks Foundation.  The Foundation will use these funds to provide scholarships for children to participate in day camps, sports programs and meals.

Razavi was also ordered to do community service, correct all building and code violations, require his management staff to complete Rental Housing Association courses, and correct all of the code violations at his other apartment complex, Belfort Arms Apartments. The progress of the agreement was to be monitored every 90 days by the Court.

DA Anne Marie Schubert states, “This plea agreement is another example of how we are able to work both in the courtroom and in the community to prevent crime, hold offenders accountable and reduce the opportunity gap.  I am proud of the work our Community Prosecution Unit is doing to protect quality of life in neighborhoods while creating a positive impact on the community through investments in local nonprofits.” 

The case was initially brought to the attention of the District Attorney’s Office by Sacramento County Code Enforcement and other county agencies.  When it was discovered that tenants were living in apartments without a permanent heat source, the County relocated the tenants due to the cold weather.  A number of additional code violations were found and remained uncorrected for several months.  Many children lived in the apartment complex.  Sacramento County Code Enforcement and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Problem-Oriented Police (POP) team investigated this case and were instrumental in the successful prosecution.  

After repeated court appearances where Razavi failed to show proof that he corrected the violations, the Honorable Kevin McCormick ordered him to serve 20 days in jail. Razavi’s case continues to be monitored by the Court to ensure he complies with his conditions of probation.  If conditions of probation are not followed, he faces more jail time. 

 

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