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Mohamed Hadid looks glum as California judge inspects his Bel Air mega mansion

A judge made a personal inspection of billionaire Mohamed Hadid's controversial Los Angeles mega-mansion - just days after prosecutors delivered a bombshell call for the giant house to be torn down to the ground.

LA Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan visited the Bel Air property - dubbed the Starship Enterprise by opponents because it's so massive - on Thursday afternoon.

In exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com, the public official is seen touring the property for almost two hours escorted by an LA Sheriff's deputy and he was accompanied by a glum looking Hadid and his lawyers Robert Shapiro and Bruce Rudman.

The judge visited the building site in his capacity of overseeing a civil lawsuit against Hadid brought by angry neighbors who claim the half-finished project is not only an 'eyesore' and a 'monstrosity', but also a dangerously unstable hazard to their homes.

LA Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan visited Mohamed Hadid's controversial Los Angeles mega-mansion in Bel Air on Thursday afternoon

Billionaire Hadid, who is father to supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, looked glum as he followed the public official around the construction site for nearly two hours

The judge visited the building site in his capacity of overseeing a civil lawsuit against Hadid brought by angry neighbors who claim the half-finished project is not only an 'eyesore' and a 'monstrosity', but also a dangerously unstable hazard to their homes

Neighbors have been fighting for years for the demolition of the property because of all the alleged unapproved construction. The development of the home has also been an eyesore to nearby residents 

LA Superior Court Judge Karlan ruled last March that the house's illegal third story, including roof, walls and stairs leading to it, had to be torn down by May 15 this year - which he completed
LA Superior Court Judge Karlan ruled last March that the house's illegal third story, including roof, walls and stairs leading to it, had to be torn down by May 15 this year - which he completed

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LA Superior Court Judge Karlan ruled last March that the house's illegal third story, including roof, walls and stairs leading to it, had to be torn down by May 15 this year - which he completed. Pictured: A mock up of what the mansion was supposed to look like when finished (left) and the 'eyesore' neighbors are currently dealing with (right)

The judge was snapped pointing at the property and asking questions during the visit to the construction site and the nearby homes of suing neighbors Joe Horacek and John Bedrosian, who were also present.

Dressed in a tie, blue shirt, light pants and natty pork-pie hat, Judge Karlan was checking on the progress of the removal of the home's illegally-built third floor and pool deck, a partial demolition he had ordered to make the building safer and bring it into line with local planning regulations.

And he was also investigating neighbors' claims that illegally graded slopes, unapproved retaining walls and inadequate foundation supports all make the colossal site so 'frightening' and 'precarious' that Hadid's own architect said, 'I'm worried that the building will slide down the hill and kill someone.'

But whatever Judge Karlan rules following his visit is likely to be overshadowed by another judge's decision, which is due December 13.

That's the day LA Superior Court Judge Neetu Badhan-Smith - who's in charge of a parallel criminal case against Hadid - will decide on a motion from LA's City Attorney Mike Feuer asking him to order Hadid, father of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, to completely demolish the building by April 1 next year. 

The 71-year-old is facing a civil lawsuit brought by angry neighbors who claim the half-finished project is not only an 'eyesore' and a 'monstrosity', but also a dangerously unstable hazard to their homes 

Hadid is currently on probation for three years with the condition that he demolish the unpermitted parts of his 30,000-square-foot mansion and bring it into compliance with local planning laws within that time

Dressed in a tie, blue shirt, light pants and natty pork-pie hat, Judge Karlan was checking on the progress of the removal of the home's illegally-built third floor and pool deck, a partial demolition he had ordered to make the building safer and bring it into line with local planning regulations

Court ordered demolition work has already begun on an illegal third floor of the property - seen here in exclusive DailyMail.com photos

The prosecutor's call for the tear down comes after Hadid's own structural engineer, Carl Josephson, reported last month that key supports - or piles - in the foundation of the mansion are deficient because they were not driven deep enough into the bedrock. 

Hadid is currently on probation for three years with the condition that he demolish the unpermitted parts of his 30,000-square-foot mansion and bring it into compliance with local planning laws within that time.

The saga of how the property tycoon set out to build one of the biggest and most expensive luxury homes in LA has been full of controversy since he bought the hilltop plot in 2011 for $1.9 million.

Hadid knocked down the ranch-style house that was already there and started building his monster mansion.

Neighbors watched with increasing alarm as the massive house grew bigger and bigger, adding a 70-seat movie theater, plus two huge decks included on the property, which are also illegal, they contend. 

Hadid - who has consistently denied all allegations against him - ignored DailyMail.com's request for comment

Hadid looked glum during the two hour property tour with the judge, his lawyers and his outraged neighbors who filed a civil complaint against him 

But Hadid - hoping to sell the giant mansion for $100 million plus - continued to build, despite numerous orders from Los Angeles City to stop, and in December 2015, in an almost-unprecedented move, the city decided to prosecute him criminally. 

Hadid pleaded no contest to three criminal charges involving illegal construction and in July 2017 he was sentenced to a 180-day jail sentence if he doesn't reduce the size of the house and bring it into compliance with city building codes - or demolish it - within the three years of probation the judge also imposed.

In addition, he was fined $3,000, ordered to pay $14,191 in fees to LA city, and serve 200 hours of community service.

A year later, Hadid's neighbors - claiming that his sentence had done nothing stop his 'fraudulent and illegal construction' - filed a civil lawsuit against him with the aim of forcing him to tear down the building.

Hadid - who has consistently denied all allegations against him - ignored DailyMailTV.com's request for comment. 

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