LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The owner of the Alpine Motel, Adolfo Orozco, was ordered to not sell any of his properties or possessions for more than $25,000 Thursday by the court.
The order comes after Orozco, amid an ongoing lawsuit tied to the fire that broke out at the motel last year, began selling his properties in recent months.
The attorney representing the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, victims of the fire which left six dead and numerous others homeless, said the activity could be Orozco selling his property in order to protect it from a loss in the case.
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A judge Thursday said the sales are concerning, potentially meaning less money for the plaintiffs if they were to win.
That's why the judge ruled that Orozco could not sell any of his assets for more than $25,000 until the final ruling in the case without permission of the court.
Survivors of the Alpine Motel fire say that the property was in poor condition with a bolted exit and defunct fire alarms as well as a lack of heating.
Orozco and his partner are also facing felonies for the deaths of the six people.
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The judge also ruled Thursday that Orozco would no longer be obligated to preserve and secure the Alpine Motel after Sept. 30.