- Idelie Jean Baptiste, Brockton
Idelie Jean Baptiste has surrendered the right to renew her expired real estate broker's license for a period of 12) days. Jean Baptiste admitted that on or about Nov. 15, 2003, she entered into an Independent Contractor Agreement with Property World, LLC. Jean Baptiste further admitted that on or about Jan. 8, 2004, the complainant's name was signed to her application for a real estate broker's license without complainant's permission. Jean Baptiste also acknowledged that on this application, her association with complainant was listed as beginning Nov. 15, 2002, despite the fact that the licensee never had any association with complainant prior to Nov.15, 2003.
- Debra Blais, Middleborough:
Debra Blais agreed to a seven-day suspension of her real estate broker's license in order to resolve allegations that she improperly released escrow funds.
- Luis A. Castillo, Springfield:
Luis Castillo voluntarily surrendered his license to practice as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a minimum of five years. Castillo faced allegations that he held and accessed client funds while still a licensed real estate salesperson, held himself out as a real estate broker while still a salesperson, commingled client funds with his own, failed to maintain escrow funds once he became a real estate broker, and failed to account for and remit monies belonging to his clients.
- Aderonke Lipede, Quincy:
Aderonke Lipede agreed to a suspension of her real estate attorney broker's license until Oct. 21, 2009 in order to resolve allegations that she was convicted of various state criminal offenses and failed to report her conviction to the Board.
- David Gass, Lynn:
The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons has suspended the real estate broker license of David Gass for a period of six months. The Board stayed this suspension for a period of six months from the effective date of the consent agreement. During the stayed suspension period, the licensee is required to remit a payment of $1,000 dollars to the complainant at the end of each month following the date of the consent agreement. Should the licensee fail to remit this payment, the Board will summarily suspend his license.
Gass admitted to accepting $7,000 in deposit funds pursuant to a purchase and sale agreement on which he served as the broker of record. The licensee further admitted to failing to return the complainant's funds in response to his requests and to commingling escrow funds with personal funds. Gass admitted that his conduct violated G.L. c. 112, §§ 87AAA (d), (h) and (j) and Board regulations at 254 CMR 3.00 (10)(a) and (14)(f).
- Elias C. Eleyi, Boston:
The Board has revoked the real estate broker license of Elias C. Eleyi. The licensee failed to return deposit funds in the amount of $28,000 to a client upon her request. Furthermore, Eleyi's Website advertised his affiliation with salespersons with whom he was no longer affiliated. Eleyi has failed to defend in this matter.
- Edwin Duprevil, Brockton:
The Board has revoked the real estate broker license of Edwin Duprevil. Duprevil registered Property World, LLC with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary of State without listing a licensed real estate broker as an officer. Furthermore, this company was never licensed as an entity by the Board. This company engaged in the business of real estate brokering on at least two occasions. Duprevil also signed his business partner's name to two independent contractor agreements without first obtaining his partner's permission. On Jan. 8, 2004, the licensee signed his business partner's name to an individual's application for a real estate broker license without first obtaining her permission. Duprevil also falsified the duration of the association between his business partner and the applicant on this application. Duprevil has failed to defend in this matter.
- Bruce Gendron, Jr., Dennisport:
By default, the Board has revoked Bruce Gendron's license to practice as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Board alleged that Gendron wrote at least five overdrawn checks on his business accounts in connection with rental properties he managed. The Board further alleged that Gendron failed to remit monies owed to homeowners and commingled those monies with his personal funds.
- Miguelina Valdez, Lynn:
Miguelina Valdez agreed to a 10-day suspension of her real estate broker's license to resolve allegations that she employed unlicensed real estate salespersons.
- Milo Tavoliero, Boston:
The Board has suspended Milo Tavoliero's license for 90 days. effective June 10, 2009, but stayed the suspension and placed his license on probation for a period of six months. Tavoliero failed to remit client funds, knowingly made misrepresentations to a client, and failed to produce escrow records to the Board.
- Edward P. Gilmartin, Boston:
Edward Gilmartin agreed to a 10-day suspension of his license to resolve allegations that he practiced as a real estate broker while his license was lapsed and failed to provide proper notice to his clients that a broker's fee would be collected from them.
- Joseph Mahoney, Malden:
The Board announced that they have revoked the salesperson license of Joseph E. Mahoney, pursuant to a default judgment, effective Aug. 3, 2009.
The Board found, by default, that Mahoney was found guilty by the Boston Municipal Court, of leaving a scene of an accident after property damage, and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. The Board found this conduct to be in violation of G.L. c. 112, §§87AAA and 87AAA(a) for obtaining a license by false or fraudulent representation and by making a substantial misrepresentation. The Board also found that this conduct demonstrates a lack of good moral character in violation of G.L. c. 112, §87AAA.
- James H. Batmasian, Boca Raton, Fla.:
The Board suspended James Batmasian's attorney broker license until at least Oct. 23, 2011, concurrent with a suspension by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. Batmasian entered into an agreement that resolved allegations that he was disciplined by the BBO for a conviction of failure to pay over tax in the state of Florida.
- Renee V. Longarini, Eliot, Maine:
The Board suspended Renee Longarini's broker license for a period of 30 days. Longarini entered into an agreement that resolved allegations that she did not hold funds in an escrow account as required by law.
- David Brauer, Medfield:
The Board announces that they have placed the attorney broker license of David Brauer on suspension for a period of five years. Brauer agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case. In the agreement, Brauer admitted that on or about Feb. 21, 2003, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts affirmed a trial court's decision that he, in the capacity as a shareholder of Brauer & Brauer, P.C., and in his individual capacity as an attorney, converted funds that were being held by him as escrowee on behalf of his client, for a total of about $77,000; that he, in both aforementioned capacities, engaged in deceptive and fraudulent acts for purposes of the Unfair Trade Practices Act; and that his acts were knowing and willful. Brauer also admitted that on or about July 28, 2008, the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, by virtue of the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County, ordered that his license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was thereby suspended indefinitely in accordance with S.J.C. Rule 4:401, sec 17(3). Brauer admitted that he failed to report these finding to the Board.
- Calvin R. Bridges, South Hadley:
Calvin Bridges agreed to a 21-day suspension of his real estate broker's license in order to resolve allegations that he falsely attested to the Board that he had never been convicted of a criminal offense in any jurisdiction.
- William Huppeler, Jamaica Plain:
The Board placed the broker license of William Huppeler, of Jamaica Plain, on suspension for a period of 21 days. Huppeler agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to resolve this case. In the agreement, Huppeler admitted that in or around 2006, he arrived at a property in Jamaica Plain, and represented to the seller that he was viewing the property in the capacity of a buyer and that at no time did he disclose that he was in fact acting as a broker.
- Scott-Haynes, Inc., Hyde Park:
By default, the Board revoked Scott-Haynes, Inc.'s right to renew its license to practice as a corporate real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board found that Scott-Haynes, Inc., in the course of representing a buyer, failed to use reasonably diligent efforts to negotiate terms and conditions of a contract acceptable to the buyer and failed to act in the best interests of its client at all times. The Board also found that Scott-Haynes, Inc. failed to provide the Board with written notice of its current business address at all times.
- Enrique Raul Crockett, Worcester
The Board has revoked the real estate salesperson's license of Enrique Raul Crockett.
In August 2007, Crockett represented himself as affiliated with American Dream Realty Group in showing a rental listing belonging to P.W. The Respondent asked P.W. to forward his commission check to American at an address different from the one listed on the Multiple Listing Service. Crockett refused a request to have his broker of record contact P.W. William Fahey is the broker of record for American. Fahey has not supervised Crockett since 2006, did not supervise the instant transaction, and was not aware that the respondent was holding himself out as affiliated with American.
On or about Aug. 4, 2008, a Board investigator notified Crockett of the instant complaint and requested a written response to the allegations. Crockett failed to respond to the request of the Board investigator. On Feb. 2, 2009, the Board issued an order to show cause against Crockett. Crockett failed to respond to the order or otherwise defend in this matter.
- Robert Wilson, Jr., Ayer:
The Board, by decision, revoked Robert N. Wilson Jr.'s right to renew his license as a real estate attorney broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Wilson given his temporary suspension as an attorney in the Commonwealth for misuse of client funds. This conduct demonstrates Wilson's lack of good moral character to practice as a broker in the Commonwealth in violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, §§87TT and 87AAA and Board Regulation 254 CMR 2.00(7). It also demonstrates a violation of Board regulation 254 CMR 3.00(14)(f) for failing to comply with the laws of the Commonwealth.
- Kathhryn Heras, East Sandwich:
The Board, by decision, revoked Kathryn R. Heras' right to renew her license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. Heras violated Board Regulation 254 CMR 3.00(10)(a) for failing to hold funds totaling $2,0000 given to her to be held in escrow by Today Real Estate, Inc. pursuant to the purchase and sale agreement for the sale of real property located in Middleboro.
- Carol J. Tule, Ashburnham:
The Board, by Decision, revoked the real estate broker's license issued to Carol Tule. The Board took this action following Tule's conduct whereby she failed to remit deposits in excess of $21.000 in three separate purchase and sale transactions in violation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, §87AAA(d). Additionally, Tule continued to practice as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth following the expiration of her license and the stay of the right to renew her license by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in violation of Board Regulation 254 CMR 3.00(14)(b).
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