AG sues Portland home repair contractor

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AUGUSTA — The state is suing a Portland home-repair contractor who allegedly cheated clients out of their money, Attorney General William Schneider announced Monday.

A complaint filed by Schneider’s office on March 8 against Daniel Tucci, advertised as “Dan the Handyman,” accused the contractor of failing to complete jobs as promised and threatening or bullying the clients when they asked about the lack of progress.

Tucci allegedly took payments from customers in advance, then demanded more money when they complained after the project start dates passed with no progress. Work that was performed was allegedly of poor quality.

The lawsuit was filed in Cumberland County Superior Court after a complaint by Legal Services for the Elderly prompted an investigation by the attorney general’s office.