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Portland 'Handyman' Ordered to Repay Bilked Customers
04/16/2013 03:54 PM ET  

Assistant Maine Attorney General Linda Conti says consumers reported that Daniel B. Tucci took money upfront and failed to complete jobs.

A self-professed handyman from Portland has been ordered to pay more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars in restitution to 14 victims after being found guilty of numerous violations of Maine's Unfair Trade Practices act.

Assistant Maine Attorney General Linda Conti says consumers reported that Daniel B. Tucci took money upfront, failed to complete jobs, and when those customers complained, he intimidated them.

"And he does have a criminal record," Conti says. "He has been convicted of crimes in the past, and he's still going out there door to door. So we have circulated this decision to law enforcement in that area so that if they see him out working on people's property, we'll be able to address it."

A Superior Court judge has permantly barred Tucci from operating a handyman or home repair business in the future.



 

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