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Michigan Restaurant Owner Has Been Put In Jail For COVID-19 Violations


The war against business owners in Democrat-controlled states continues.

A Michigan restaurant owner could possibly spend up to 3 months in jail after she supposedly violated COVID-19 restrictions.

Marlena Pavlos-Hackney who owns a Bistro and Pizzeria in Michigan was arrested on Friday after she refused to comply with Michigan’s COVID-19 guidelines.

The court decided she will remain in jail until she pays a $7,500 fine and closes her restaurant.

The Washington Examiner got the full scoop and dropped these details:

A Michigan restaurant owner will remain in jail for up to three months after she allegedly refused to follow the state’s coronavirus restrictions, as restaurants nationally continue to shutter during the pandemic.

Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, 55, the owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria, was arrested early Friday morning because she continued to willfully violate the coronavirus policies, the district attorney claimed. A warrant was issued for her arrest March 11.

She was taken into custody for an outstanding Ingraham County civil warrant for contempt of court.

The restaurant owner will be in jail until the state is confident that her establishment is closed and after she pays $7,500, according to the Detroit News.

Dayton 24/7 News added these details to the story:

Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Marlena Pavelos-Hackney, owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, Michigan, would remain in jail until she paid a $7,500 fine and closed down her restaurant.

Supporters of the restaurant owner boarded up the pizzeria about three hours later trying to get Pavelos-Hackney out of jail.

Aquilina said Pavelos-Hackney was being held in contempt for violating state food laws, public health orders and the order of the court.

“You have selfishly not followed the rules, you did not follow them for your own financial gain and apparently for the publicity that comes with this,” Aquilina said.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Pavelos-Hackney had been violating COVID-19 orders and running her restaurant without a food license since January 2021.

Marlena was arrested just days after she appeared on the Tucker Carlson show.

You can watch her full interview  with Tucker here:


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