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Neighbors put up with unfinished mansion for years

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) – There are giant spider webs and a creepy appearance, but it’s not a Halloween haunted house. An unfinished Southern California mansion that started to take shape eight years ago has become a Redondo Beach eyesore and nightmare for neighbors.

They call it the monster mansion.

The Los Angeles Times says the 42-year-old owner Rami Nassif is heavily in debt. He defaulted on the initial $650,000 loan to build the home and there are tax liens. Nassif didn’t renew building permits for the home after 2010 and neighbors say there’s been no work done for at least four years.

City prosecutors have now filed 19 misdemeanors against Nassif, who will be arraigned Wednesday for violating city building codes and public nuisance statutes, among other things.

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