Federal agents looked into the owner and other properties as part of a 2019 investigation, months before the downtown building was the site of a deadly fire.
Following a court hearing last week, an investigation conducted by civil attorneys into the cause of the Alpine Motel Apartments fire began on Wednesday morning.
Adolfo Orozco’s attorney argued for the cellphone to be returned and any future search be limited to the deadly December fire. A judge Tuesday sided with police.
Steven Jaffe, representing Las Vegas Dragon Hotel LLC, talks about break-ins at the Alpine Motel Apartments occurring on Feb. 27, 28 and 29,
The downtown apartment building, focus of a criminal investigation, was burglarized three days last week and officers arrested two suspects.
The RJ Investigations team talks about the current investigation into the Alpine Motel landlord and other properties he owners that have seen a laundry list of issues. The Alpine Motel caught fire December 21, 2019 that killed six people
Problems plagued Adolfo Orozco’s real estate enterprise long before a December fire, according to interviews with former tenants-turned-workers and hundreds of records.
District Judge Rob Bare listens to arguments from Matthew Christian, representing the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Dominic Gentile, attorney and for Alpine Motel Apartments owner Adolfo Orozco, about the seizure of Orozco’s cell phone after the fatal apartment fire.
Four victims died of carbon monoxide poisoning while two others died of burns in the December fire, the Clark County coroner’s office reported on Wednesday
The lawsuits, which were filed Friday, claim that owner Adolfo Orozco failed to maintain necessary utilities as well as safety equipment such as sprinklers and fire alarms.