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The Region : Slumlord Moves In, Begins Serving Time

Convicted slumlord Dr. Milton Avol began serving a 30-day sentence in one of his own buildings, confined amid the rat droppings, cockroaches, broken glass and falling plaster he has repeatedly refused to repair. Wearing an electronic monitor so that authorities know he remains in the building, Avol, 63, who has already served a 15-day jail term in the case, moved into an apartment as ordered by Municipal Judge Veronica Simmons-McBeth. City building inspector Tom Pope said Avol’s apartment has fresh paint, new locks on the doors and is “clean . . . better than the other apartments we saw the last time we were here.” The Beverly Hills neurosurgeon was fitted with an “electronic leash” that will send out a signal if he strays more than 150 feet from the building.


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