Millionaire landlord is fined £650

AN Edinburgh landlord has been fined £650 for swearing and shouting at his tenants.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard millionaire Mark Fortune, 42, also uttered threats at tenant Oliver Urabayan.

Fiscal depute Robert Freeland said the tenants had paid £160 to have plumbing work done as well as getting the front door lock fixed. He added that Fortune had gone round to speak to the tenants about this after they had sought the money back.

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“The accused was allowed entry to the flat and an argument then ensued between him and the two witnesses and the accused began to shout and swear. He was asked to calm down and he said ‘you go and find out who my friends are, three of them have just been locked up for 12 years for shooting somebody’,” said Mr Freeland.

Fortune, of Essex Brae, Edinburgh, pled guilty to conducting himself in a disorderly manner, shouting, swearing, uttering threats to Mr Urabayan and threatening him with violence, and breaching the peace while he was on bail for another alleged offence. The incident happened on September 6 last year at Lonsdale Terrace, Edinburgh.

Sheriff Derrick McIntyre said Fortune now faced a breach of the peace charge and fined him.