Judge removes owner of troubled trailer park
A federal judge removed the owner of a troubled trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California, saying little progress has been made in improving the facility.

“The court is at the end of the line,” Judge Stephen G. Larson told Harvey Duro of the Desert Mobile Home Park, also known as Duroville, The Palm Springs Desert Sun reported.

Duro, a tribal council member, promised to improve conditions at the park, which is home to as many as 6,000 people. Most of them are poor Indian and Hispanic migrants from Mexico and Central America.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says the facility should be shut down due to health and safety threats.

Get the Story:
Court removes owner of Duroville from further remediation efforts, citing lack of progress (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 12/19)
Judge strips owner of Duroville (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 12/19)

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