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Notorious Lake Country hotel owner pleads guilty to assault

The owner of Lake Country’s now boarded up Airport Inn pleaded guilty today to assault with a weapon. Raif Amine Fleihan received a conditional discharge and was placed on probation for 12 months, Dan McLaughlin communications counsel for the B.C. Prosecution Service said.
March 11, 2020 - 2:15 PM

The owner of Lake Country’s now boarded up Airport Inn pleaded guilty today to assault with a weapon. 

Raif Amine Fleihan received a conditional discharge and was placed on probation for 12 months, Dan McLaughlin communications counsel for the B.C. Prosecution Service said.

“All other counts were stayed at the conclusion of proceedings,” McLaughlin said.

Originally Fleihan, who was born in 1945, was charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats from a Nov. 13 incident.

Information on that charge indicates that Fleihan threatened a man with either a weapon or an imitation weapon and police were called in.

He was released on conditions, one of which being that he wasn’t allowed to enter 11474 Petrie Rd., the address of the Airport Inn.

According to information on a breach of undertaking charge from a Nov. 14 incident, Fleihan went back to the Petrie Road address for undisclosed reasons.

Fleihan has been in conflict with the District of Lake Country for years, and took his case to the B.C. Supreme Court and the B.C. Court of Appeal.  His hotel is no longer in operation.


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