Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Appeals Court Slaps Slumlord Mahmood Khan...

Blog post by John Hoff

Word reaches me in Afghanistan that slumlord Mahmood Khan, who appealed the revocation of the rental license of his property at 3223 Bryant Ave. N., just got slapped down by the Minnesota State Court of Appeals.

Here is a link to the recent court case.

According to a local lawyer who "cc emailed" me about the matter, a slummy thumby nail summary would be as follows...

Khan claimed the hearing officer was biased because the city hired that person. And the state appeals court said nuh-uh.

I should add that "slummy thumby nail summary" is my phrase. However, "appeals court said nuh-uh" is verbatim from the local attorney.


Anonymous said...

Khan's property manager is Melvin Snoddy. I wonder if that's any relation to Tynessia Snoddy?

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

The judge's affirmation is a thing of beauty. Interestingly, Khan had a rental license reinstated earlier this year at 2906 Emerson Ave N. (That's the Neapolitan house by the way.

What I can't figure out is how the license was reinstated. The city staff report indicates that no license was held there since it went vacant after Paul Yackel's foreclosure. Well then it shouldn't have been a reinstatement. It should have been an entirely new rental license with all the conversion fees and rules that go along with it.

Or it could have been an actual revocation to Khan that, if upheld, would have been his second in a year. That would have led to Khan losing all licenses for 5 years.

Johnny Northside! said...

I think you have "boots on the ground" there in North Minneapolis and should dig into this one more deeply, Hawkman.