A trip to hell arranged by American Express

I just read this news article about one family’s horrifying vacation experience in Sardania, Italy that was arranged by American Express. Alexander Maryasin is suing American Express and The Starwood Hotels, who owns the Cala di Volpe, for unspecified damages.  To read more about this story, click here.

There are just some things about the story that I don’t understand.  That may be due to the lack of full disclosure and details of the incident.  I mean, the lawsuits claims that the staff at the hotel where they were staying in Sardania held onto their passports and forced them to rack up to $300,000 worth of purchases.

Why didn’t Mr. Maryasin try to contact AmericanExpress and resolve this immediately? American Express would be able to have helped them contact the American Embassy. Who were these staffers working at the Cala di Volpe? And was the general manager in on this, too? Why didn’t Mr. Maryasin go to the authorities and report this? Did the staffers at the hotel think they would get away with their actions? What is going to happen to the staffers who were involved in this alleged criminal behavior? Will be they be able to defend themselves regarding this case?

I don’t know if Mr. Maryasin is lying but why would a man who owns a Black Card from AM go to such lengths to devise such a story?  Just so he doesn’t have to pay for his vacation with his two sons?

I’m curious about this story and would like to learn more details of what happened, the lawsuit and the results.

Just did a search on Alexander Maryasin and this is what I have found; click here. This guy sounds like a total dickhead with all these lawsuits and he has his sons as accomplices in his schemes.  Un-freakin-believable! Now I’m really curious to see how this turns out!


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