Embattled Bristol Landlord Relinquishes Properties

A Bristol landlord arrested twice over the blighted condition of his buildings and again for allegedly stealing a tenant's identity has handed over his properties and agreed to leave the city, according to city officials.

Anthony Cammariere relinquished his properties Wednesday, according to Bristol City Councilwoman Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, who said she's "cautiously optimistic" that the change in management will be good for the city.

Police said Cammariere, who has been at the center of controversy since one of his properties was condemned in May, stole a tenant's identity and used it to set up a T-Mobile account, racking up $1,300 in charges.

Cammariere turned over his properties to a former employee, Jesus Soto, who said he plans to fix up the buildings and prevent them from falling into disrepair going forward.

Soto said he filed to change the name of his company, Home Improvements by J, to Home Improvements and Property Management by J.

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