February 9, 2009

The Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons announces the following enforcement actions:

Anthony Ardolino, Springfield

The Board suspended Anthony Ardolino's right to renew his license as salesperson in the Commonwealth for one year and staying eight months of that suspension, such suspension commencing January 26, 2009. The Board took this action against Ardolino based upon his criminal conviction in the United States District Court (District of Massachusetts) for conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing a false income tax return. Ardolino agreed that his conviction warranted disciplinary action.

Ennio Cataldo, Gloucester

The Board, by decision, revoked Ennio Cataldo's right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Cataldo given the suspension of his license as an attorney in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for a violation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct.

Tammy M. DiMarzio, Chartley

The Board, by decision, revoked Tammy M. DiMarzio's license as a salesperson in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against DiMarzio given that she made a knowing substantial misrepresentation to her client in a purchase and sale transaction by failing to remit promised funds and providing a detailed list of home repair items. DiMarzio also agreed to handle and disburse client funds while licensed only as a salesperson in the Commonwealth in violation of Board regulations. DiMarzio's conduct further demonstrates her failure to act honestly and ethically in the best interests of her client at all times. She assumed duties and responsibilities for which she was not adequately prepared nor for which competency had been acquired and maintained.

Paul E. Gingras, Worcester

The Board, by decision, revoked Paul E. Gingras' right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Gingras given his misrepresentation by advertising himself and practicing as currently licensed while his license was suspended.

James S. Gregson, Saugus

The Board, by Decision, revoked James S. Gregson's right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Gregson given his disbarment as an attorney in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for a violation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. Specifically, Gregson was disbarred for several violations of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct which included, but are not limited to, misusing and converting client funds; converting, commingling and failing to safeguard trust funds; failing to deliver trust funds; and, failing to maintain complete records of the receipt, maintenance and disposition of his trust account funds.

Christopher T. Hajec, Worcester

The Board, by decision, revoked Christopher T. Hajec's right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Hajec, given his disbarment as an attorney in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for the violation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. Specifically, Hajec was disbarred for several violations of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct which included, but are not limited to, commingling real estate deposits and escrow funds with personal business funds, converting funds of a real estate client, using respondent's IOLTA account to hold business funds and pay business obligations, failure to timely turn over to his brokerage clients funds due to her, misrepresentation, obtaining funds from a business associate by fraud, converting the funds of a business associate and failure to cooperate with bar counsel's investigation.

Alonzo R. Haynes, Dorchester

The Board, by decision, revoked Alonzo R. Haynes' right to renew his license as a real estate salesperson in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Haynes for his failure to act honestly and ethically in the interest of his client in connection with a purchase and sale transaction and, specifically, his failure to disclose known material defects in the property in the transaction. Haynes also substantially misrepresented his duties as a buyer's agent to his client in the aforementioned purchase and sale transaction. He also failed to provide the Board with written notice of his current business address.

David Francis Hitchman, Melrose

The Board, by decision, revoked David Francis Hitchman's right to renew his license as a broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Hitchman based upon his administrative suspension as an attorney in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for his failure to cooperate with a disciplinary investigation in violation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct.

Eugene Isaak, Springfield

The Board, by decision, revoked Eugene Isaak's right to renew his license as a broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Isaak of Springfield based upon his failure to account for and remit money belonging to others in connection with a purchase and sale transaction where he took $8,620 in deposit funds.

Christopher M. Logan, Canton

The Board, by decision, revoked Christopher M. Logan's right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Logan for failing to return $1,400 obtained in two rental transactions. Logan also made a substantial misrepresentation to his client, the landlord, in the aforementioned rental transaction whereby he agreed to remit such rental funds to the landlord but failed to do so. Logan also failed to report a criminal conviction entered in South Boston District Court when obtaining his license as a real estate agent. Logan's failure to report his conviction constitutes an attempt to procure a license by false pretenses. Logan's failure to report his aforementioned criminal conviction also violates Board Regulations for failing to report such conviction to the Board within thirty days of such conviction. Logan, in addition, failed to provide the Board with written notice of his current business address.

Benjamin Seisler, Boston

The Board, by decision, revoked Benjamin Seisler's license as a broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Seisler given his administrative suspension as an attorney in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for failure to pay registration fees in violation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct.

Edward J. Shagory, South Natick

The Board, by decision, revoked Edward J. Shagory's right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Shagory following the action of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court accepting his resignation as an attorney in the Commonwealth as disciplinary action. Shagory's conduct also demonstrates a lack of good moral character in violation of Massachusetts General Laws.

Sergio Vespa, Newton

The Board, by decision, revoked Sergio P. Vespa's right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Vespa following the action of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court indefinitely suspending him as an attorney in the Commonwealth for violating the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. These violations included, but are not limited to, Vespa's failure to enter into a written contingency agreement when planning to charge a contingency fee; depositing and maintaining personal funds with IOLTA funds; signing a client's name to checks without notifying the client and without the client's authorization and approval; converting settlement funds and failing to account to a client for settlement funds; entering a false record concerning the identity of funds in his IOLTA account; and, making false statements to bar counsel under oath.

Lewdorsey R. Williams, Malden

The Board, by decision, revoked Lewdorsey R. Williams' right to renew his license as a real estate broker in the Commonwealth. The Board took this action against Williams given his disbarment as an attorney in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for violating the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct.

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