The review was written for TripAdvisor by Howard Olarsch, a Florida retiree who loves to travel. Olarsch, in a phone interview, said he’d complained to the hotel while he was there about mold in his room, ants and other issues, but “they couldn’t have cared less.” Olarsch went to TripAdvisor “to vent. … My intent was to make other people aware what a dump that was.” After the review was posted, the hotel contacted him. “For a tidy sum of money, I was bought off and had to remove the review,” Olarsch said. Olarsch wrote to The Ethicist, a New York Times Sunday Magazine column, “to justify what I had done, to see who was the most unethical” — him or the hotel, he said. Get the full story at the Las Vegas Review Journal