For Immediate Release - June 10, 2004

State Board Revokes Malden Electrician's Master License

Electrician agrees to a 5 year stayed suspension of his journeyman license

Yan Kener of Malden has entered into a consent agreement with the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians, after admitting to several allegations contained in consumer complaints filed against him. Kener has agreed to the revocation of his master license and may petition the Board in ten years for reinstatement of that license. Kener's journeyman license was also placed on a 5-year stayed suspension.

Kener admitted that on numerous occasions, he or a representative of his company, failed to file a permit application with the local wire inspector in each city or town in which they were working. Kener was also found to be conducting business under a name different than the one printed on his license.

During his 5-year stayed suspension, Kener may continue to work as an electrical contractor but may only employ one assistant. Also during this time he may only advertise using the name that is shown on his journeyman license.

If the Board determines that Mr. Kener has violated provisions of this agreement or has violated any Board law, rule or regulation, the stay of his journeyman license suspension can be lifted in addition to any other disciplinary action the Board deems fit.

Consumers are encouraged to exercise their rights and continually visit the Division's web site at and select the "check a license" option to determine whether a professional is licensed and in good standing before doing business with him/her.

The Division of Professional Licensure is an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The Division of Professional Licensure is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the licensure process for 43 trades and professions regulated by 29 boards of registration, the continual updating of licenses for approximately 330,000 licensees, and the maintenance of the multiple databases related to licensing, enforcement, and revenue collection. In fiscal year 2003, the Division of Professional Licensure imposed record levels of professional discipline including 949 disciplinary actions and over $27,000 in fines and over $50,000 in refunds for consumers .

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