HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A judge on Friday denied the request of a Holland restaurant owner to have a charge voided and a fine returned.
Marlena Pavlos-Hackney — was thrown in jail for defying COVID-19 orders — and her legal team were trying to get a contempt of court charge thrown out. The 56-year-old is the owner of Marelena’s Bistro and Pizzeria.
Pavlos-Hackney requested access to audio or video from a March court appearance where she was hit with a contempt charge. Her lawyer said the case was never formally called, and he that had poor internet connection so he couldn’t do his job to the fullest.
Pavlos-Hackney’s also asked for a return of her $15,000 fine.
The judge denied the requests.
The state has said her license could be restored if she agrees to follow all COVID-19 rules.