‘It may be murder’: Legal experts warn about hosting parties during COVID-19

Legal experts say that parties who caused COVID-19 death during the epidemic could face charges of molestation.

Earlier this year in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, a person from Vancouver converted his panthouse into a party palace, a bc. The provincial court warns the words of the judge.

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Vancouver penthouse party host Mo Mawsagi sentenced

Vancouver penthouse party host Mo Mawsagi sentenced

During the sentencing on April 28, Judge Ellen Gordon described Mohammed Mowasagi’s Kansas condo nightclub as “a crime, not a party”.

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The 42-year-old received a one-day sentence in prison after being credited for 10 days, a $ 5,000 fine, and 18 months of probation after he made it unlawful to fail to comply with a public health order on April 1. Pleaded guilty. Buying cereal liquor and disobeying a court order.

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Movassaghi was arrested on January 31 when Vancouver police served a warrant at his Richards Street condo unit at 3 am

The view inside the Makeshift Penthouse nightclub ‘Granny’s Exotic Bar’.

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Authorities found 78 masked people inside a three-tiered, 1,800-square-foot suite, along with menus for “granny’s exotic bars,” liquor, point-of-sale terminals and several cash tills.

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Police fined him more than $ 17,000 and said the unit appeared to be functioning as a nightclub and show lounge, complete with a stripper pole, spotlight and a DJ booth.

On March 31, 2021, a stripper pole inside Mohammed Mawsagi’s penthouse with a $ 5 bill on its base.

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Govsan did not hold him back in retaliation for Movsagi’s behavior.

“If someone who was in your party was infected and died, as far as I’m concerned, you’re guilty of murder. If someone was in your party, he was infected and it was given to grandma, as far as I am concerned, you are guilty of murder. “

Former BC Attorney General and Supreme Court Judge Wally Opel said he fully agreed with Gordon’s strict and strict message.

“This murder may have occurred because it was an unlawful act, and it may have led to death.”

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Gordon likened Movassaghi’s actions to selling powerful opioid fenantyl on the road.

“There’s no difference,” he said.

“You’ve voluntarily taken a risk that could kill people in the midst of an epidemic.”

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Oppal told Global News, “Chance illegal action here will be a tremendous action.

“Bringing all these people during an epidemic, this is reckless behavior.”

Drinks and a tub of ice inside a makeshift condo nightclub in Vancouver on 31 January.

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COVID-19 survivor and criminal lawyer Kyla Lee said this is an important message to the public.

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“Ultimately, if you pass COVID on someone and they die, you can be legally responsible,” Lee said.

Lee, however, believes that a criminal charge would be too difficult to prove in court.

“In those situations, broadcasting on the event would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.”

“It would be a very difficult burden for the Crown to meet.”

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Mowasagi was also ordered to seize the cash, liquor and various other items seized from his penthouse.

Piles of $ 20 bills inside a vault in Mohammed Movsagi’s penthouse suite.

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He was able to walk away from the court, although Gordon said he would have sentenced him to the “period of disorder” that the Crown sought.

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“Sometimes a strong message has to be sent to the public,” Oppel said.

“This type of conduct will not be tolerated.”

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