Arrest Made as L.A. Cracks Down on Illegal Billboards

In an unprecedented move, L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has placed a business owner under arrest for posting an illegal "supergraphic" billboard.

David Zahniser writes, "The arrest was an unusually aggressive move by Trutanich and comes less than a week after the city attorney filed a separate lawsuit involving more than a dozen other supergraphics scattered across the city. Just days after that lawsuit was filed, workers used bolts and wire to wrap the new ad around the face of a 1928 office building on the northeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, a major tourist destination along Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Trutanich's office said Setareh had an "ownership interest" in the building.

"The days of lax and inconsistent enforcement of billboard and outdoor advertising laws in this city are over," Trutanich said in a prepared statement."

Full Story: Businessman held on $1-million bail in supergraphic case

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