For Immediate Release - July 05, 2012

Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON - July 6, 2012 - The Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons today announced enforcement action against the following individuals:

Mark J. Doherty, Boston

Doherty, a real estate salesperson, entered into a consent agreement with the Board and agreed to a 90-day stayed suspension followed by a nine-month concurrent probationary period and a $10,000 fine. This agreement resolved allegations Doherty failed to report a criminal conviction to the Board.

Donald Armstrong, Saugus

Armstrong, a real estate broker, entered into a consent agreement with the Board and agreed to a 60-day suspension. This agreement resolved allegations Armstrong, as a salesperson, had check-signing authority over an escrow account.

Enas Mogawer, Dartmouth

Mogawer, a real estate salesperson, entered into a consent agreement with the Board and agreed to a five-day period of suspension and 12 hours of continuing education. This agreement resolved allegations Mogawer failed to complete the continuing education required for renewal in a timely manner.

Pram Ekaputra, Boston

Ekaputra, a real estate salesperson, entered into a consent agreement with the Board and agreed to a 20-day period of suspension and 12 hours of continuing education. In the agreement, Ekaputra admitted he failed to provide proof of completion of continuing education requirements.

John O’Connell, Scituate

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked O’Connell’s license to practice as a real estate salesperson in Massachusetts. The Board found O’Connell attested that he had completed the continuing education required for renewal but failed to respond to the Board for a continuing education audit.

Michael Tabak, East Falmouth

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Tabak’s license to practice as a real estate salesperson in Massachusetts. The Board found Tabak attested that he had completed the continuing education required for renewal but failed to respond to the Board for a continuing education audit.

Prince Charles Eweka, Canton

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Eweka’s license to practice as a real estate broker in Massachusetts. The Board found Eweka failed to account for or remit any money belonging to others that came into his possession in connection with a 2010 real estate transaction. Eweka failed to remit a $39,000 deposit to a prospective buyer after an offer to purchase property in Lexington expired with no acceptance.

Tracey Foley, Cambridge

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Foley’s license to practice as a real estate broker in Massachusetts. The Board found Foley failed to report a criminal conviction to the Board.

Kyon L. James, Mattapan

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked James’ right to renew his license to practice as a real estate salesperson in Massachusetts. The Board found James failed to report criminal convictions to the Board.

Gordon Walton, Henniker, N.H.

By Final Decision and Order by Default, the Board revoked Walton’s right to renew his license to practice as a real estate salesperson in Massachusetts. The Board found Walton failed to comply with the laws of the Commonwealth.

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons assist consumers wishing to purchase, sell, lease, or exchange real property. The Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons licenses only those candidates who meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for real estate brokers and salespersons. The Board regulates real estate schools and agent curriculum, and contracts with a testing vendor to provide the agent examination. The Board also seeks to protect consumers by exercising its authority to discipline those real estate agents who violate licensing laws and regulations. The Board currently licenses approximately 71,998 individuals and businesses in the real estate profession.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure’s web site at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business 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 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.