Judge: NY imam must pay for officer at Union City building

JERSEY CITY - (AP) - A judge says an imam who plans to build a mosque near ground zero must reimburse a New Jersey city that stationed a police officer outside a building he owns while it had a faulty fire alarm.

The state Superior Court judge also ruled Thursday the October rent for Feisal Abdul Rauf's Union City building must be held in escrow until Oct. 19, when the case returns to court.

The Jersey Journal reports Rauf has until Oct. 9 to eliminate bedbugs and fix other problems Union City says it found at the building. City officials say the fire alarm is fixed.

The judge says Rauf owes $12,960 the city spent for the officer's nearly 10-day fire watch this month.

The city says it's suing Rauf for not addressing tenant complaints since 1996.

Rauf's attorney says the complaints were addressed in 2007.

Suit against imam of NY mosque heads to court Imam of mosque planned near ground zero sued in Union City

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Bayonne Board of Education voted Wednesday evening 1 Nearly 300 Bayonne School District employees, including teachers, laid off
Bayonne layoffs 2 Bayonne layoffs
Ruben Mondalto was able to wander away from 3 Toddler wanders away from Sayreville day care
Hackensack residents say that they want to see 4 Residents voice concerns over Teterboro flight paths
Hoboken police two men assaulted a woman and 5 Hoboken police seek ID of robbery suspects

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE