June 26, 2009

The Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers announces recent enforcement actions against the following licensee:

James Mannino, East Longmeadow
Mannino has voluntarily resigned his license to practice in the real estate appraisal profession for a period of 10 years pursuant to a voluntary resignation agreement entered into with the Board. Mannino admitted to misrepresenting his role while providing appraisal services in violation of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and Board regulations.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at http://www.mass.gov/dpl/ and select the check a license option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.