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Brooklyn Hotel Agrees To Pay More Than $40,000 For Price Gouging In Wake Of Sandy

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A Holiday Inn Express in Brooklyn has agreed to pay more than $40,000 for price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Attorney General says the hotel on Butler Street in Gowanus charged guests excessive rates for last-minute room reservations after the storm.

The probe revealed that rooms cost $155 to $170 the week before Hurricane Sandy, but when the storm struck, the hotel charged the guests more than $400.

As a result of the settlement, the hotel has paid $15,000 to the 38 customers and a $25,000 civil penalty to the state.

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