Misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday against an additional 10 Los Angeles non-essential businesses for allegedly operating during the Safer At Home Order.
Charges were filed Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office against:
— Avetik Grigoryan and Makaros Makarosya of My Smoke Shop, 22876 Ventura Blvd.;
— Arthur Papazyan of Studio City Smoke Shop, 11046 Ventura Blvd.;
— Tami Aboud, of Lincoln Tobacco, 608 Lincoln Blvd.;
— Grachiya Baltayan of Mike’s Smoke Shop, 12038 Burbank Blvd.;
— Tarik Dugam and Jake Kail of Drip ‘N Vape, 23706 Victory Blvd.;
— Nourollah Farzad and Michael Eric Solano of Bellagio Express Car Wash, 6344 Sepulveda Blvd.;
— Hungsia Yang of Spa Castle Massage, 19644 Sherman Way;
— Luis Pena of Henney’s Printing, 4166 Verdugo Road;
— Carlos Valdez of Vantage Green Professional Auto Detailing, 2700 N. Eastern Ave.; and
— Joyce Choi of Discount Beauty Supply, 8600 S. Hoover St.
The defendants were allegedly operating non-essential businesses during the Safer At Home Order, which was put in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Rob Wilcox, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office director of community engagement and outreach.
Charges were filed against four other businesses earlier in April, Wilcox said.
“All non-essential businesses need to comply, without exception,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said. “The sooner we achieve maximum compliance — from businesses and residents alike — the sooner all Angelenos can get back to work and resume our normal routines.”