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Denver goes after landlord for tenant’s marijuana grow
DENVER -- Albert Monson is a firefighter for the U.S. Department of Defense. He lives in Bahrain, a tiny Arab country next to Saudia Arabia, where he puts out oil well fires. But he owns a condo in Denver and the city attorney's office wants him to pay up for the crimes of a tenant he never met. "I`m half a world away, what could I possibly do?" testified Monson before Denver City/County Judge Brian Campbell. Monson was forced to fly home for the October 30 court hearing after belatedly learning the city had filed a Public Nuisance Abatement claim against his $400,000 condominium in the River North neighborhood.