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Inn worker fined in conflict with couple perceived as Muslim

Posted at 8:36 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 11:36:32-04

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An inn manager accused of shoving a couple she thought were Muslim will pay a fine under an agreement reached with the New Hampshire attorney general’s office.

The agreement resolves allegations that Priscilla Protasowicki (prah-tah-SWIK’-ee) used force to remove the couple based on her belief they shouldn’t be there because of their religion and perceived national origin.

The confrontation came after a dispute over a refund at the Covered Bridge Riverview Lodge in Jackson.

Under the agreement, Protasowicki may have no further contact with the couple and their families.

She was fined $10,000. If she goes a year without contacting them, the fine will be reduced to $2,500.

The agreement says Protasowicki also will pay restitution to the couple. An amount wasn’t specified.