Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

July 8, 2019 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, carolyn.tyler@denverda.org, 720-913-9025

Denver Attorney Charged with Running Short-Term Rental Scheme (Elinoff)

DENVER—Aaron Caleb Elinoff (age 34) was charged on Friday by the Denver District Attorney’s Office with running an illegal short-term rental business. Denver Municipal Code requires that the owner of a short-term rental (STR) live at the location being rented as their primary residence. Elinoff signed and submitted a notarized affidavit claiming that his primary residence is 641 Raleigh Street. However, an investigation by Denver’s Excise and Licensing determined that Elinoff actually lives at 1316 Tennyson Street.

On June 5, 2019, an inspector with Denver Excise and Licensing drove to the Tennyson Street property and saw Elinoff gardening. She approached him and asked if he lived there and he told her yes. The inspector then asked if she could ask him a few more questions and Elinoff declined. The inspector then drove a block away to complete her notes and then went to the Raleigh Street house where she saw Elinoff go inside. The inspector began contacting numerous neighbors at both locations and ultimately concluded that the Tennyson Street house, the address where Elinoff is registered to vote, is his primary residence.

Elinoff is accused of making a false statement in the signed and notarized affidavit. Prosecutors with the Denver District Attorney’s Office have charged him with one count of attempting to influence a public servant (F4). His next scheduled court appearance is on July 17, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. in courtroom 2300. His case number is 19CR04870.

 

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6