'Phonehenge' Builder Sentenced To Jail because He Failed to Pay for its DemolitionSubmitted by sharpsteve on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 00:35
An Acton man convicted of building-code violations who failed to repay thousands of dollars he owed Los Angeles County for demolishing the elaborate structure he dubbed "Phonehenge West" was sentenced this week to almost 18 months in jail.
The jailing of Alan Kimble Fahey marked the end of a more than 20-year saga that pitted the retired phone technician against county code enforcement officials and led him in and out of court for the last five years.
Prosecutors argued that Fahey showed a deliberate disregard for authority and had no one but himself to blame for his fate. But Fahey's supporters insisted that he was unfairly punished for what they described as a "victimless crime."
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