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Marlena Pavlos-Hackney biography: 13 things about Polish-American woman from Holland, Michigan

Marlena Pavlos-Hackney is a Polish-American woman from Michigan, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She also goes by Marlena Kartsch Pavlos. (a)
  2. She is originally from Poland. She left the country in 1983. (b) (c)
  3. In 1992, she became a U.S. citizen. (c)
  4. She lives in Holland, Michigan. (a)
  5. She previously lived in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA. (a)
  6. She owns Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria, a restaurant in Holland. (b)
  7. After the suspension of her food license on January 20, 2021, she kept Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria open. She allowed indoor dining although it was banned, did not enforce mask rules and ignored capacity limits. (b)
  8. On February 25, 2021, Judge Wanda Stokes of the 30th Judicial Circuit Court in Ingham County, Michigan issued a temporary restraining order requiring her to close Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria until a scheduled hearing. (d)
  9. On March 4, 2021, Stokes issued a bench warrant for her arrest. The judge declared her in contempt of court and ordered an arrest unless Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria was closed. That day, she said, “The judge has no authority to violate the rights of the people and the constitution of the United States.” (b) (e) (f)
  10. On March 17, 2021, she was featured on the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” (g)
  11. Stokes gave her until March 18, 2021 to turn herself in. That day, she said, “We don’t want this country to be a communist regime that’s going to dictate what we can do and what we cannot do.” (f)
  12. While on her way to work, she was taken into custody by Michigan State Police in Park Township, Ottawa County, Michigan at 5:45 a.m. on March 19, 2021 for refusing to comply with orders and restrictions tied to the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Represented by Constitutional Law Group founder Rick Martin, who was not licensed to practice law in Michigan, she refused to be sworn in when she appeared in the 30th Judicial Circuit Court in Ingham County at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina so the judge told her, “Ma’am, this is not Burger King. As soon as that sign changes to Burger King, you can have it your way. Until then, you will not disrespect me in my courtroom.” Aquilina ordered Martin to be held in contempt of court for 93 days. Martin was replaced by Robert Baker, who said she would pay a $7,500 civil contempt fine and close Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria immediately. (b) (d)
  13. She was 55 years old when she was arrested without incident on March 19, 2021. (b)


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