'Naughty' landlord accepts punishment (but denies being naughty)

In 2005, the Justice Department sued Ronald Bathrick, accusing the landlord of subjecting female tenants to unwanted sexual advances and contact. The Justice Department asserted that Bathrick "conditioned the terms and conditions of women’s tenancy on the granting of sexual favors," and entered their apartments without permission or notice.

Bathrick, who owns buildings in St. Paul and Hastings, settled the case by agreeing to pay $400,000, the Justice Department announced today. He admitted no wrongdoing.

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