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Judge orders $1,500 in fines

Operators of a Ventura gym willfully disobeyed a preliminary injunction ordering them to close indoor operations and follow COVID-19 restrictions, a judge ruled Thursday.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Henry J. Walsh placed BSF Fitness Center in contempt of court and ordered $1,500 in fines.

“They were doing it intentionally. It was willful. It wasn’t accidental,” said Walsh.

He fined the gym $500 a day for three days in early September when prosecutors said the gym remained open indoors despite a Sept. 4 preliminary injunction.

Enforcement of the fines and $1,032 in attorney fees will be delayed pending an Oct. 20 hearing involving the gym’s legal challenge of the complaint filed by prosecutors in August.

The hearing was limited to gym activities on Sept.