Chief Deputy District Attorney John Giordani also asked a judge to order Adolfo Orozco to surrender his passport, citing “substantial ties” to other states and Mexico.
Authorities filed involuntary manslaughter charges Thursday against Adolfo Orozco, the landlord of the downtown Las Vegas apartment building where six people died.
As the six-month anniversary of the deadly Alpine Motel Apartments fire neared, survivors recounted stories of financial despair, relocation and lost possessions.
Some residents of the Alpine Motel Apartments, where a December fire killed six people, were able to retrieve their belongings on Thursday after months of waiting.
A 48-year-old man who remains hospitalized from injuries he suffered in a deadly fire at the Alpine Motel Apartments has sued the building’s owner and others.
Las Vegas police repeatedly tried to make a chronic nuisance case against the Alpine Motel before a fatal fire in 2019, but city officials said the apartments didn’t meet the standards.
Former tenants of the Alpine Motel Apartments, the site of the deadly Las Vegas fire, can start retrieving personal property within about a month.
Former residents of Alpine Motel filed a lawsuit on Monday against the building’s owner and companies that installed alarm systems.
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.
The downtown apartment building, focus of a criminal investigation, was burglarized three days last week and officers arrested two suspects.
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.
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.
“This is our community, and we want to make sure everyone is taken care of as much as possible,” said the Rev. Courtney Krier of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.