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Kenneth Epstein, 55, of Sun City Summerlin, Nev., pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of failure to register a pistol, unjustifiable injury to animals, failure to have a cat fanciers license, violating the fire code, and two counts of public nuisance.
The charges stemmed from Epstein’s home, which was so filled with garbage the TV show Hoarders was considering filming an episode there.
The judge gave Epstein a suspended 358-day jail sentence, and ordered him to continue therapy, keep his home open for inspections, and take in no pets without court approval.
The city is also billing Epstein for the cost of cleaning up his home — $95,553.08 for removing at least 41 tons of material, including 55 cats (15 of which were dead), six refrigerators, feces, rodents, decaying foods, and contaminated portions of the building.
Kristina Wildeveld, Epstein’s attorney, said the court order is in the best interest of the city and her client, and is only concerned about ensuring the charges aren’t inflated.
“The city’s goal and our goal is to see that Mr. Epstein can live a healthy, full life,” Wildeveld said. (MS/Las Vegas Sun)