July 11, 2016
Scott Shatford is not a property owner. He would rent several, perhaps as many as 5 apartments, by filling out forms with his own credit information. He would then use his own website and AIRBNB to rent out the apartments as vacation rentals. In a pre-arranged plea agreement, the Santa Monica City Attorney apparently got Shatford to plead guilty to violation of the City’s new anti-vacation statute. It’s the first conviction under the statute….
Source: http://www.smobserved.com/story/2016/07/11/news/rent-airbnb-go-to-jail-subletting-five-santa-monica-apartments-gets-man-misdemeanor-conviction/1594.html