April 26, 2019
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Maine hotel booker charged after guests’ complaints

John Clarke Russ | BDN
John Clarke Russ | BDN

Police have charged a man with deceptive business practices in the wake of complaints from guests about rooms he rented in a historic hotel in Rumford.

The Sun Journal reports 29-year-old James Adinolfi of Connecticut was charged Monday with misdemeanor counts that could lead to jail time. Adinolfi says he’s the “victim of a political war.”

Adinolfi was the subject of a Sun Journal investigative story that detailed complaints from guests who felt Adinolfi’s operations in Rumford’s Hotel Harris were a scam. Some reported finding dirty rooms that were short of what they’d been led to expect.

Adinolfi has said he believes he’s being harassed by local police. He has said he leases rooms from the hotel owner and rents them in turn. He’s due in court next month.


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