January 20, 2010

BOSTON - The Board of Registration of State Examiners of Electricians and Alarm Installers today announced recent enforcement actions against the following licensees:

Diomedes Betances, Lawrence:

The Board has placed an administrative civil penalty upon Betances. The Board made their decision to do so, by order of default, due to Betances' failure to comply with Board procedure, and based on factual findings. Betances was found to have performed electrical work for hire without being licensed by the Board. Betances was also found to have advertised for electrical services for the purposes of doing business as an electrician without the necessary license.

Robert Chiampi, Stoneham:

The Board and Chiampi have entered into a consent agreement whereby Chiampi paid a $250 fine for failing to pull a permit within five days of commencing work on a job, in violation of Board rules and regulations.

Robert Hicks, East Bridgewater:

The Board and licensed journeyman Hicks have entered into a consent agreement whereby Hicks paid a $500 fine for failing to pull a permit within five days of commencing work on a job and for failing to include his license number on a business advertisement, in violation of Board rules and regulations.

Ryan Suart, Fall River:

The Board and licensed journeyman electrician Suart have entered into a consent agreement whereby Suart paid a $1,100 fine for conducting a business beyond the scope of his license and for failing to include his license number on a business advertisement, in violation of Board rules and regulations.

Thomas D'Alio, Mendon:

The Board and licensed journeyman electrician D'Alio have entered into a consent agreement whereby D'Alio paid a $500 fine for conducting a business beyond the scope of his license, in violation of Board rules and regulations.

Kevin J. LaMothe, Chicopee:

The Board and licensed journeyman electrician LaMothe have entered into a consent agreement whereby LaMothe paid a $500 fine for advertising in a name not on his license, in violation of Board rules and regulations .

William A. Morrow III, Framingham:

Morrow paid a $100 fine in order to resolve allegations that he allowed his apprentice to perform electrical work unsupervised on at least one occasion.

Maliek R. Anderson, Dorchester: By default, the Board revoked Anderson's right to renew his journeyman electrician's license. The Board found that Anderson entered into a contract to perform electrical work at a residence in Dorchester and was paid for the work, but failed to complete it.

Daniel P. Shea, North Quincy:

The Board and Shea have entered into a consent agreement under which Shea's journeyman electrician license was fined $1,100. Shea also agreed to comply with the Board's requirements for reinstatement of his journeyman electrician license. At the time of reinstatement, Shea's journeyman electrician license will be placed on a stayed suspension for a period of one year under the terms of the consent agreement. Shea admitted that he applied for a permit to perform electrical work at a time when his journeyman electrician license was expired. He further admitted that he used the name "Daniel P. Shea Electric," a name that does not appear on his license, and failed to notify the Inspector of Wires upon completing electrical work.

Shawn Keyes, Marshfield:

The Board placed a $200 civil administrative penalty upon the license of Shawn Keyes, who agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the consent agreement, Keyes admitted that he performed electrical services in Concord and failed to timely correct code violations.

John G. Vazquez, Hull:

By default, the Board revoked Vazquez's right to renew his journeyman electrician's license. The Board found that Vazquez left electrical wiring in a hazardous and unsafe condition; on two separate occasions failed to complete electrical work that he had agreed to perform; conducted business under a name not printed on his license; on two separate occasions failed to notify the inspector of wires that he had commenced electrical work at a location within five days of commencing the work; failed to respond to a letter sent to him by a Board investigator; and performed electrical work with a lapsed license.

Stanley G. Lizewski, Sutton:

By default, the Board revoked Lizewski's right to renew his journeyman electrician's license. The Board found that Lizewski, with respect to electrical services he was hired to provide, engaged in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, gross misconduct in the practice of his profession, and unfair and deceptive practice in the conduct of trade or commerce.

Esworth James, Amherst:

The Board announced that it revoked the license of James, by order of default. The Board found James performed electrical work in Athol; the Inspector of Wires found that James was responsible for several code violations; James failed to adequately correct all violations; and James left the property in an unsafe manner.

John Gerakines, Lowell:

The Board announced that it revoked the license of Gerakines, by order of default. The Board found Gerakines performed electrical work in Easton; the Inspector of Wires found that Gerakines performed services outside the scope of the work documented on his permit; and that unlicensed persons were on the premises performing electrical work without the supervision of a licensed electrician.

William J. Denham, Ashland:

By default, the Board revoked Denham's right to renew any of his lapsed licenses to practice in the electrician or systems professions. The Board found that Denham conducted electrical work with a lapsed license, failed to properly notify the Inspector of Wires that he had conducted electrical work and engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in the conduct of trade or commerce.

Shawn T. Mahoney, Osterville:

Mahoney agreed to pay a $700 fine in order to resolve allegations that he conducted business under a name that was neither printed on his licenses nor registered with the Board.

R. Michael Murphy, Woburn:

Murphy agreed to pay a $700 fine in order to resolve allegations that United Mechanical Contracting Inc., of which he is the President, performed electrical work without a license and failed to notify the Inspector of Wires of the electrical work that it performed.

Robert W. Swartz, Wheelwright:

Swartz paid a $1,000 fine in order to resolve allegations that he conducted business under a name that was not printed on his license.

Gregory M. Garrett, Canton:

Garrett paid a $700 fine in order to resolve allegations that he conducted business under a name that was not printed on his license and failed to include his license number and the type of license that he held in a printed advertisement.

Nicholas McCourt, North Attleboro:

The Board and McCourt have entered into a consent agreement under which McCourt's journeyman and master electrician licenses were fined $100. McCourt admitted that he failed to repair electrical code violations or file an appeal with the Board within 10 days of receipt of notice of the code violations from the Inspector of Wires for the Town of Brookline. McCourt has since repaired the electrical code violations, and his work has been inspected and approved by the Inspector of Wires.

Roy F. Leonard, Stoughton:

The Board placed a $500 civil administrative penalty upon Leonard, who elected to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Leonard admitted that he placed an advertisement for electrical services without listing his license numbers or license types in the advertisement.



Jerome A. Vigil, Milton:

Vigil paid a $100 fine in order to resolve allegations that he failed to notify the Somerville Inspector of Wires of electrical work that he performed within five days of commencing the work, in violation of Massachusetts statutes.

Arvillee Parks, Chicopee:

The Board placed a $500 administrative civil penalty on Parks, who elected to enter into a consent agreement to resolve the issues in his case. Parks admitted that he has never been issued a license to practice in the electrician profession in Massachusetts. He also admitted that he advertised as a "Handyman in Chicopee, Massachusetts," including, "electrical services." Parks has since removed any references to electrical services.

Leon Chaban, Florence:

Chaban paid a $1,000 fine in order to resolve allegations that he placed an advertisement on the Craigslist website in which he offered to provide electrical services for hire, even though he did not have a license to engage in the electrical business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

William Webster, Westport:

The Board placed a $3,000 civil administrative penalty on Webster, who agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Webster admitted that the Board has never issued him a license to practice as an electrician in Massachusetts. Webster admitted that on or about Aug. 22, 1997, he provided electrical services in Westport, failed to notify the Inspector of Wires within five days of commencing electrical work at his job site, and failed to apply for the requisite permit to perform these services.

Webster further admitted that on or about Aug. 25, 1997, the Inspector of Wires notified him in writing to cease and desist unlicensed electrical work as a "final notice." Webster then admitted that on or about Nov. 4, 2004, he performed electrical services including the removal/installation of a gas boiler and a remote bulb thermostat, failed to notify the Inspector within five days of commencing electrical work, and failed to apply for the requisite permit to perform these services.

Webster also admitted that on or about Dec. 16, 2004, he performed electrical services in Westport, including the installation of a heater unit, installation of piping and wiring, and the installation of a 120-volt power feed. He admitted that he failed to notify the Inspector of Wires within five days of commencing electrical work and that he failed to apply for the requisite permit to perform these services.

In addition, Webster admitted that on or about Aug. 11, 2005, he performed electrical services in South Dartmouth, including the running of an electric feed from a trailer to a well. He admitted that he failed to notify the Inspector of Wires within five days of commencing his services and that he failed to apply for the requisite permit to perform these services.

Lastly, Webster admitted that on or about Sept. 14, 2007, he performed electrical services in South Dartmouth including the servicing of a plug-in well installment. He admitted that he failed to notify the Inspector of Wires within five days of commencing electrical work and that he failed to apply for the requisite permit to perform these services.



Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Woburn:

The Board has placed a $1,000 administrative civil penalty upon Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc., which elected to enter into a consent agreement to resolve the issues in this case. Stanley admitted that from the dates of at least Dec. 17, 2007, until a date of or about April 7, 2008, it commenced business in the systems contractor profession in the Commonwealth without a license. Stanley admitted that between those dates, it was preparing for a new individual to surrender his license to the corporation to become compliant with Board statutes and regulations.

Michael Byrne, Nashua N.H.:

The Board placed an administrative civil penalty on Byrne in the amount of $1,000. Byrne elected to enter into a consent agreement to resolve the issues in this case. He admitted that on or about April 14, 2009, he provided electrical services and/or systems work on Village Inn Road in Westminster, including installation/repairing services to three surveillance cameras. Byrne admitted that he was not licensed by the Board, that he failed to apply for the requisite permit for the services and that he failed to have the services inspected.

Marco Gabrielli, Hubbardston:

Gabrielli paid a $1,000 fine in order to resolve allegations that Brady-Built Sunrooms engaged in the electrical business without a license. Gabrielli is the President of Marvic Inc., which conducts business under the name Brady-Built Sunrooms, located at 160 Southbridge St. in Auburn.

Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership, North Adams:

Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership paid a $1,100 fine in order to resolve allegations that it engaged in the electrical business without a license and failed to notify the Inspector of Wires of electrical work that it had performed within five days of commencing the work, as required by Massachusetts General Laws. Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership is located at 166 State St. in North Adams.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at http://license.reg.state.ma.us/loca/locaprof.asp 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 Patrick-Murray Administration's 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 32 boards of registration .