Summerlin hoarder sentenced to pay hefty fine
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The man at the center of a massive hoarding spectacle in Summerlin earlier this fall was sentenced in court on Tuesday.
Kenneth Epstein made a plea deal in Las Vegas Municipal Court, pleading no contest to two counts of public nuisance, violation of the city's fire code and possession of an unregistered firearm.
One charge of animal cruelty was dropped as part of the plea bargain.
Epstein was sentenced to a fine of more than $95,000, the cost of cleaning up his home.
A judge ruled that Epstein is also not allowed to own pets or obtain discarded items without permission of the court.
Epstein is also subject to inspections of his residence by city officials to make sure he isn't hoarding.
He must also seek counseling.
Epstein is not allowed to own or posses a firearm and must not be arrested within the next two years on any charge other than traffic violations.
In October, 55-year-old Epstein's Sun City Summerlin home was discovered to be the worst case of hoarding City of Las Vegas officials said they'd ever seen.
It took crews several days to clear the home of massive amounts of junk, garbage and about 55 cats.
The residence was deemed an uninhabitable health hazard.