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Real Estate Disciplines -1998

Springfield, IL, -- The Office of Banks and Real Estate announced that the Commissioner signed the following orders:

Algonquin:

Timothy T. McLaughlin – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license revoked for failing to comply with terms of probation as required by a prior Consent Order.

Alton:

Anita Scwartzkopf, Alton--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was reprimanded and a civil penalty of $500 imposed for submitting a non-sufficient fund check to the Real Estate Division.

Antioch:

Christine Gergas--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Barrington:

Stella M. Bornell--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Sheri D. Kremelmeyer--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was placed on indefinite probation until she has paid all taxes owed to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Bartlett:

Estate Development Specialists, Ltd.--1/7/98--Real Estate Corporation license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Nick Pantazopoulos, Wyngate Realty Group, Ltd. - 04/22/98 - On remand of the administrative review matter, Real Estate Broker and Broker Corporation were ordered to comply with discovery by the production of escrow and deal file records, and if the records are no longer in their possession, then they are required to reconstruct records and document their reconstruction efforts.

Batavia:

Lorraine A. Ray -- 12/16/98 -- Real Estate Salesperson license was revoked for failing to provide information requested by OBRE within 30 days of the request.

Belleville:

Scott D. Sieron -- 12/16/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $1,500 fine assessed for drafting a document which went beyond supplying mere factual statements for filling in blank spaces of an agreement. Licensee, also, failed to disclose his licensee status on all real estate documents.

 Bensenville:

Erwin Kesterke, Jr. & The Florida Store Inc.-- 08/26/98 --The Real Estate Broker license of Erwin Kesterke, Jr., and the Real Estate Broker Corporation license of The Florida Store, Inc., are subject to an Agreed Cease and Desist Order precluding the employment of any person who is not licensed as a real estate salesperson or broker with regard to the marketing in Illinois of out-of-state land developments.

Berwyn:

Charles J. Franz – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license revoked for failing to comply with terms of probation as required by a prior Consent Order.

Steven A. Marquez -- 11/05/98 -- Real Estate Salesperson license was reprimanded for distributing advertising flyers without the name of the sponsoring Broker.

George Michals --08/26/98 --The Real Estate Broker license of George Michals was revoked for having been convicted of a felony involving syndicated gambling.

Bloomingdale:

Anthony C.G. Brown -- 10/07/98 -- Hanover & Clarendon Realty, Inc. Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded, a fine of $500 was assessed and Real Estate Broker Corporation license reprimanded for failing to disburse escrow money in a proper and timely fashion.

Betty Kolba--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was suspended for a minimum of seven (7) years for incidents of misrepresentation, representing or attempting to represent a broker other than her employer, failure to account for or remit monies coming into her possession which belonged to others, failure to maintain escrow accounts, paying commissions or valuable consideration to persons for acts or services in violation of the Real Estate Act, demonstrating unworthiness or incompetency to act as a salesperson in such a manner as to endanger the interest of the public, commingling the money or property of others with her own, dishonest dealing, and paying fees or commissions directly to a licensee employed by another broker.

Angela Hansen - 12/16/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Bolingbrook:

Janet Brown--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was restored to active status after she paid all taxes owed to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Joseph J. Jensen -- 11/05/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was restored to active status from probationary status based upon the Broker's payment of a prior tax liability.

Joan M. Larisey-Schiavo – 06/17/98 – The Real Estate Salesperson license of Joan M. Larisey-Schiavo was revoked for failing to comply with the terms of a previous disciplinary order dated March 18, 1997.

Buffalo Grove:

Leonard S. Sagalov -7/24/98 - Real Estate Broker license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Leonard Sagalov - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reinstated for rectifying a remittance Office of Banks and Real Estate, which had been, returned due to insufficient funds.

Burnham:

Carolyn M. Perryman - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Byron:

Kelly A. Bolen--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Calumet:

Gregory T. Goss--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Gregory T. Goss, Sr. - 7/24/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was reinstated subject to a reprimand and a $300.00 fine for rectifying a remittance to Office of Banks and Real Estate which had been returned due to insufficient funds.

Calumet Park:

Pamela Fitzpatrick--1/7/98-- A Petition for Restoration was filed after her Real Estate Broker license had been terminated due to a pay out from the Real Estate Recovery Fund. After a formal hearing on the Petition for Restoration, the Real Estate Broker license was indefinitely suspended for a minimum of (5) years with a civil penalty of $10,000 imposed due to misrepresentation and forgery, engaging in real estate activity while the license was terminated, demonstrating unworthiness to act as a broker in such manner as to endanger the interest of the public, and violating a previous disciplinary order.

Chicago:

Imaobong Amana -- 12/16/98 --Real Estate Broker license was revoked for making false promises to induce the sale of her properties and for engaging in a continuing course of flagrant misrepresentations.

Jose Balmadrid--3/13/98--Real Estate Broker license was suspended for one (1) year and an extra fifteen (15) hours of continuing education imposed for misrepresentation, releasing earnest money without the written authorization from the sellers, and failure to maintain proper escrow records. Mr. Balmadrid is eligible to apply for Salesperson license during the period of suspension of his Broker's license.

Nadia Barnett - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was reprimanded and a $125.00 fine was assessed for failing to deposit earnest money into a separate interest-bearing account pursuant to the terms of a sales contract.

Lori A. Bigus - 7/25/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was reinstated subject to a reprimand and a $300.00 fine for rectifying a remittance to Office of Banks and Real Estate which had been returned due to insufficient funds.

James C. Brown – 06/16/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license indefinitely suspended for failure to be current with child support liability.

Michelle Browne - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $250.00 fine was assessed for failing to deposit earnest money into a separate interest-bearing account pursuant to the terms of the sales contract.

Vincent Dexter - 12/16/98 - Real Estate Broker license was placed on probation for an indefinite period until all tax liabilities are satisfied.

Debra P. Dobbs--3/13/98--Pursuant to a Petition for Restoration regarding Illinois Real Estate Broker license, a Real Estate Sales license was issued. Petitioner's Broker license is eligible for restoration after five (5) years.

Hal Eason -- 11/05/98 -- Real Estate Salesperson license was placed upon probation for a period of one (1) year and a $500 fine assessed for soliciting and inducing a seller to cancel a listing with the Salesperson's prior sponsoring Broker, in order to substitute a listing with the Salesperson's current sponsoring Broker.

Howard Ecker -- 11/18/98 -- The Real Estate Broker license of Howard Ecker was suspended for 45 days and a $15,000.00 fine was assessed for serving as a managing broker, during which time: (i) two employees engaged in the practice of real estate without real estate licenses, (ii) a corporate licensee engaged in the practice of real estate on a non-renewed license, (iii) an un-licensed employee made misrepresentations in three successive commercial lease negotiations, and Howard Ecker had knowledge of the misrepresentations prior to their discovery by the respective building managers, and (iv) for serving as the managing broker of a branch office at a location that did not have a branch office license.

Wendy L. Franklin (a/k/a Wendy L. Muhammud)--3/25/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division that was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

General Investment Realty, Inc.--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker Corporation license was revoked and a joint and several civil penalty of $5000 imposed for failure to account for or remit moneys or documents coming into its possession which belonged to others, failure to maintain escrow accounts, failure to make available to the real estate enforcement personnel of the Office of Banks and Real Estate during normal business hours all escrow records and related documents maintained in connection with the practice of real estate, paying a commission or valuable consideration to any person for acts or services performed in violation of the Real Estate Act, commingling money or property of others with its own; and failing to provide information requested by the Office of Banks and Real Estate within thirty (30) days of the request.

Havana F. Giles--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Garland Green--3/13/98--Application for Real Estate Sales license was granted and the license was placed on probation for (3) years due to previous criminal conviction.

Michael T. Groark--3/13/98--Real Estate Sales license was previously terminated due to Licensee submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to insufficient funds. Licensee having rectified the dishonored check, the license is eligible for restoration with a reprimand and a civil penalty of $300 imposed.

William J. Gudenau -- 11/05/98 --The Real Estate Broker license of William J. Gudenau was suspended for 60 days and a $10,000.00 fine was assessed for serving as the managing broker of a broker corporation, Hotel Partners, Inc., which employed a non-licensee who engaged in the practice of real estate during the period of April of 1995 through January of 1997.

Robert D. Hale--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Jesse L. Harris--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Keith Harris - 07/24/98 - Real Estate Broker license is eligible for restoration. The Petitioner must complete thirty hours of courses prior to restoration. During the first six months after the issuance of the restored license, the Petitioner must be sponsored by another Broker. The Petitioner's license had been revoked in November, 1997, at the conclusion of a default proceeding.

Gertrude Holmes--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Yaodi Hu--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker license was revoked for misrepresentation, failure to remit monies coming into his possession which belonged to others, failure to maintain escrow accounts, commingling the money or property of others with his own, and failure to provide information requested by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Cedrick Hunter - 08/26/98 - The Real Estate Broker license of Oatis Hunter and the Real Estate Broker license of Cedrick Hunter were both reprimanded for failing to properly account for and return a prospective buyer's earnest money.

Centro Realty Group, Inc. - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Broker Corporation license application was granted with the license subject to a reprimand and a $300.00 fine for rectifying an application remittance to Office of Banks and Real Estate which had been returned due to insufficient funds.

William G. Illsley - 10/07/98 - Real Estate Broker license was revoked for conduct constituting dishonest dealing and failure to provide requested information to the Division. When selling his own property, the Respondent made false promises to the Buyer that repairs would be made. The Division sought information on other properties that the Respondent purchased and/or sold. The Respondent failed to provide the requested information. 

Carl LaVespa - 11/18/98 - Real Estate Broker license was placed on probation for a period of two years and a $500.00 fine was assessed for employing leasing agents prior to licensure and for failing to provide copies of Independent Contractor Agreements to the Division.

David Eric Lehtman - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was reinstated subject to a reprimand and a $300.00 fine for rectifying a remittance to Office of Banks and Real Estate which had been returned due to insufficient funds.

Angela Lory - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was placed on probation for one year and a $500 fine was assessed for negligently listing a property that the client did not own and for obtaining an improper written listing agreement.

Lewis Johnson, Jr. – 06/17/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was terminated for failure to remit funds to rectify a NSF check tendered to the Office of Banks and Real Estate and failure to pay the statutory fine imposed.

James P. Jones--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Raul Khabeer -- 10/07/98 --Real Estate Salesperson license eligible to issue on probation. Applicant had completed his sentence for criminal conviction of breaking and entering. Applicant must submit all fees and forms within 60 days.

Carolyn King--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division that was returned non-sufficient funds.

Pauline Kemp - 11/10/98 - The Commissioner adopted the Hearing Officer's recommendation, as approved by the Board, dismissing Ms. Kemp's Petition for Restoration of her salesperson license, which had been terminated due to a payout from the Real Estate Recovery Fund.

Sandra J. Kruger, Jeffrey S. Kruger, Kruger Realty Corporation, Kruger Realty Group Incorporated – 06/16/98 – The Real Estate Broker license of Sandra Kruger was revoked, the Real Estate Broker license of Jeffrey S. Kruger was revoked, the Real Estate Broker Corporation license of Kruger Realty Corporation was revoked, and the Real Estate Branch Office license of Kruger Realty Group Incorporated was revoked for the following violations: commingling escrow money into non-escrow accounts, improper disbursement of escrow money, having a salesperson serve as an officer of a broker corporation, failing to notify the Office of Banks and Real Estate of all escrow accounts, failing to maintain proper escrow records, and failing to produce certain records requested by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Kelly R. Lattimer --2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Kelly C. Lazuka --2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting checks to the Real Estate Division which were returned for non-sufficient funds.

David E. Lehtman – 06/17/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was terminated for failure to remit funds to rectify a NSF check tendered to the Office of Banks and Real Estate and failure to pay the statutory fine imposed.

Dennis G. Lem--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was revoked until he pays all past due child support.

Laura Mackie -- 11/05/98 -- The Real Estate Broker license of Laura Mackie was reprimanded for failing to have a conspicuous sign outside of her real estate office, and for failing to register her assumed business name in the county in which she does business.

Sam Maniatis, Melva Maniatis, City Realty & Development Co. -- 12/16/98 -- The following licenses were revoked: Sam Maniatis' Broker license, Melva Maniatis' Salesperson License and the Broker Corporation Licenses for both the main office and branch office of City Realty & Development Co. The revocations were for the following conduct: submitting a false and fraudulent Broker Corporation application and renewal application with signatures not that of the person designated as the managing Broker, operating the main and branch offices without managing Brokers, employing and paying numerous unlicensed persons to perform real estate activities requiring a license regarding the rental of apartments.

Marcus & Millichap Inc. of Chicago, Bernard J. Haddigan, Greg A. Moyer, Linwood Thompson – 06/16/98 – In this matter, Marcus & Millichap Inc. of Chicago employed Mr. Moyer and Mr. Thompson before Mr. Moyer and Mr. Thompson obtained their respective Illinois real estate licenses. During this period of pre-licensure, Mr. Moyer and Mr. Thompson acted as officers of Marcus & Millichap, both engaged in the management of Marcus & Millichap’s real estate activities, and Mr. Moyer acted as the managing broker of the office. The managing broker of record during this same period, Bernard J. Haddigan, resided in Atlanta, Georgia, rarely visited the office. As a result, the Real Estate Broker Corporation license of Marcus & Millichap was reprimanded and a fine of $10,000 was assessed; the Real Estate Broker license of Bernard J. Haddigan was suspended for a period of 18 months; the Real Estate Broker license of Greg A. Moyer was placed on probation for a period of 5 years and a $5,000. fine was assessed; and the Real Estate Salesperson license of Linwood Thompson was suspended for a period of 60 days to be followed by a period of probation of 2 years.

Zeferino Martinez--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was placed on probation for one (1) year, an extra six hours of continuing education imposed, and a civil penalty of $500 imposed for acting for more than one party in a transaction without providing written notice to all parties for whom he acted, demonstrating unworthiness to act as a salesperson in such a manner as to endanger the interest of the public, and dishonest dealing.

Anthony McCullum -- 10/07/98 -- Real Estate Broker license previously indefinitely suspended was reinstated and eligible for restoration upon submission of all fees and forms after all tax liabilities were satisfied.

Anthony McCullum, Jr. - 08/26/98 - Real Estate Broker license was indefinitely suspended until all tax liabilities are satisfied.

Patrick T. McNulty--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Wendell McShan - 09/02/98 - Former Real Estate Broker was assessed a civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 for practice as a Real Estate Broker and holding himself out as a Real Estate Broker in 1996 after his license had been suspended indefinitely by a 1991 Consent Order.

Pedro Mendoza -- 11/05/98 --Real Estate Broker license was placed on probation for one (1) year for depositing earnest money funds in a personal account during a transition in corporate structure.

George S. Michael - 08/26/98 - Real Estate Broker license of George S. Michael was placed on probation for one year and a $7,500.00 fine was assessed for Mr. Michael's failure to return $21,000.00 earnest money to the prospective buyers.

James D. Millen – 06/16/98 – The Application for the Real Estate Salesperson license was denied on the ground that Mr. Millen had been convicted of multiple crimes, including conspiracy to distribute cocaine, obscenity, theft, male prostitution, and disorderly conduct.

Frank R. Montro --11/18/98 -- Real Estate Salesperson license was restored to active status from indefinite probation. the Department of Revenue reported that Mr. Montro is in compliance with the tax acts, having satisfied a past tax liability which had been the basis for the prior discipline.

Nathan Mortkovich--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker license was revoked, a joint and severally civil penalty of $5000 imposed, and motion for rehearing was denied for failure to account for or remit moneys or documents coming into his possession which belonged to others; failure to maintain escrow accounts, failure to make available to the real estate enforcement personnel of the Office of Banks and Real Estate during normal business hours all escrow records and related documents maintained in connection with the practice of real estate; paying a commission or valuable consideration to any person for acts or services performed in violation of the Real Estate Act; commingling the money or property of others with his own; failing to provide information requested by the Office of Banks and Real Estate, within (30) days of the request. Mr. Mortkovich has filed for Administrative Review, and the Circuit Court entered an Order for Stay of Discipline pending the outcome of the Administrative Review.

Nathan Mortkovitch, General Investment Realty, Inc. – 06/17/98 – Pursuant to a final order of discipline date January 7, 1998, the Real Estate Broker license of Nathan Mortkovitch was revoked and the Real Estate Broker Corporation of General Investment Realty, Inc. was revoked, and a joint and several fine of $5,000 was assessed. Subsequently, Nathan Mortkovitch and General Investment Realty, Inc. filed an administrative review action and obtained an Order of Stay of Discipline from the circuit court. The parties then agreed to settle the matter resulting in a Consent Order signed by the Commissioner on June 17, 1998. Pursuant to this Consent Order, the Real Estate Broker license of Nathan Mortkovitch was suspended for 48 days (retroactive to the 48 day period between the January 7, 1998, final order and the date of the Order of Stay of Discipline), and beginning June 17, 1998, the broker license was placed upon probation for a period of one year. A fine of $1,500 was also assessed. Additionally, beginning June 17, 1998, the Real Estate Broker Corporation license of General Investment Realty, Inc. was placed on probation for a period of one year. The allegations in support of the January 7, 1998, final order and the June 17, 1998, Consent Order were the same and arose out of Mr. Mortkovitch’s failure to disburse a certain balance of escrow money pursuant to the agreed directions of the principals to the transaction.

Dana J. Moten – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license revoked for failing to comply with terms of probation as required by a prior Consent Order.

Newmann & Associates, Inc. – 09/02/98 – Real Estate Broker Corporation license revoked based upon the failure to account for property management fees. Two checks which were drawn upon an account of Newmann & Associates for the disbursement of the funds to the owner were dishonored due to insufficient funds.

Anna Platos, ReMax First Choice, & ReMax Results – 05/29/98 – Real Estate Broker license and the Broker Corporation licenses were all summarily suspended upon Petition of the Division alleging: 1) failure to account for escrow funds, 2) commingling escrow money with personal funds, and 3) failure to provide information, including escrow records to the Office of Banks and Real Estate within 30 days of the request.

Anna Platos, ReMax First Choice, & ReMax Results – 06/17/98 – Real Estate Broker license of Anna Platos and the Broker Corporation licenses were all indefinitely suspended for a minimum of five years for: 1) failure to account for escrow funds, 2) commingling escrow money with personal funds, and 3) failure to provide information, including escrow records to the Office of Banks and Real Estate within 30 days of the request.

Hall Properties – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Broker Corporation license was terminated for failure to remit funds to rectify five NSF checks tendered to the Office of Banks and Real Estate and failure to pay the statutory fine imposed.

Cathie B. Punsalang--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Everett B. Radford III - 09/02/98 - Real Estate Broker license placed upon probation for two years. The Broker was also fined $500. The Respondent must take Continuing Education in order to renew his license in the future and is required to take an additional 6 hours of CE in the topic area of agency. The discipline is based upon the Broker filing false affidavits in liens on property for which he had been a Buyer's Broker and the procuring cause before the Buyers entered into a dual agency relationship with the Listing Broker.

Nicolae Rascov – 06/17/98 – The Real Estate Broker license of Nicolae Rascov was indefinitely suspended for a minimum period of three years for the following violations: As a building manager, Mr. Rascov engaged in and profited from a scheme involving fabricated building repair services, Mr. Rascov failed to collect certain escrow account, Mr. Rascov failed to maintain proper escrow records, and Mr. Rascov failed to remit certain escrow monies to the building owner. Additionally on multiple occasions, at the building cite, Mr. Rascov behaved in a disorderly manner and made various physical threats requiring the intercession of the Chicago Police Department. Finally, Mr. Rascov failed to provide certain information and documents requested by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Quality Realty, Inc.--1/7/98--Real Estate Corporation license was revoked for misrepresentation, failure to remit monies coming into its possession which belonged to others, failure to maintain escrow accounts, commingling the money or property of others with its own, and failure to provide information requested by the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Real Estate Education Company - 09/02/98 - Real Estate Continuing Education Course Sponsor certificate was not disciplined. The Commissioner adopted the Board's recommendation that an Administrative Warning Letter be issued for the failure to administer an examination that complied with the regulations.

Berton N. Ring--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker license was placed on probation for three (3) years for acting as an attorney and a real estate broker in the same transaction.

George G. Rodriguez--3/13/98--Real Estate Sales license was placed on indefinite probation until he pays all taxes owed to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Janice Skrzypek - 08/26/98 - Real Estate Broker license was indefinitely suspended until all tax liabilities are satisfied.

Blanche M. Smith--2/11/98-- Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Aurita Swain-Jackson - 06/16/98 – The application for a Real Estate Salesperson license was denied on the ground that Ms. Swain-Jackson had been found guilty after a bench trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County of attempted murder, aggravated battery, and armed violence.

Mattye Thomas--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

TNT Realty Group -- 11/18/98 -- The Real Estate Broker Partnership license of TNT Realty Group was reprimanded because certain licensed employees failed to properly account for, maintain, and disburse escrow money in two real estate transactions, and failed to provide information to OBRE within 30 days of the request.

Dean Topping -- 10/07/98 -- The Real Estate Broker license of Dean Topping was suspended for 30 days, to be followed by a 2 year period of probation, and a $2,500.00 was assessed for failing to account for and remit funds while serving as the property manager of certain rental property located in Chicago.

William R. Tyler, Jr. --2/11/98-- Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Glenn Westerberg - 08/26/98 - The Real Estate Salesperson license of Glenn Westerberg was placed on probation for three years for serving as a buyer's agent on a single transaction while his license was non-renewed.

Robert Whitlow - 08/26/98 - Real Estate Broker license was suspended indefinitely for failing to account for an undisputed $25,000 in escrow money from Buyer. Licensee may not file a petition for restoration until he has repaid the undisputed amount and can provide evidence of sufficient moral character to practice real estate.

Gregory P. Wilbert - 10/07/98 - Real Estate Broker license was placed on probation as well as a thirty day suspension and fine of $2,000 imposed for failure to maintain escrow funds regarding amounts received from a business owner for whom the Respondent was providing advice on both retail presentation and municipal space leasing.

Ronald L. Winston – 06/17/98 – The Real Estate Salesperson license of Ronald L. Winston was revoked for presenting a fabricated deed to a purchaser of certain property owned by Ronald L. Winston, and for turning off the gas and electric utilities, thereby preventing the purchaser form residing at the property.

Timothy Wright – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license revoked for failing to comply with terms of probation as required by a prior Consent Order.

Elisabeth Wurmer -- 12/16/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was revoked for a minimum of five (5) years for violations regarding agency and management of the escrow account and disbursement of escrow funds.

Ronald K. Young - 10/07/98 - Real Estate Broker license which had previously been revoked was terminated due to a payment made on his behalf pursuant to Court Order from the Real Estate Recovery Fund.

Chicago Heights:

Jetaun Y. Marrow-Barney--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Felicia A. Williams – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson Petition for restoration was granted upon documentation of having previously satisfied a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Country Club Hills:

Jetaun Y. Morrow-Barney – 06/17/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was previously terminated because the Licensee submitting a check which was returned due to insufficient funds. Licensee having rectified the dishonored check, the license is eligible for restoration with a reprimand and a $200 fine.

Crest Hill:

Darryl Conway - 09/02/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license revoked based upon the failure to account for property management fees that he collected upon behalf of his sponsoring Broker.

Crestwood:

Kenneth J. Weytkow -- 11/18/98 -- Real Estate Salesperson license was indefinitely suspended for a criminal conviction of the charge of possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver. The minimum period of the indefinite supension is concurrent with the criminal sentence.

Crete:

David Bigos - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was placed on probation for one year and a $250.00 fine was assessed for failing to properly deposit earnest money.

 Crystal Lake:

Jeffrey Scott Hunt--2/11/98--Real Estate Broker license was indefinitely suspended and a civil penalty of $250 imposed for continuing to engage in the practice of real estate while his broker license was suspended.

DeKalb:

Daniel J. Conley--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Des Plaines:

Luis G. Carmona – 09/02/98 – Real Estate Broker license suspended for thirty days to be followed by probation for two years. Additionally, the Broker shall pay a fine of $2,000. The Broker's Application for a Pre-License Course Instructor certificate is denied. The actions were based upon the Broker filing a Pre-License Course Instructor Application which falsely indicated that he had never had a professional license disciplined. Through Consent Orders, the Broker previously had been reprimanded in 1988, and reprimanded and fined in 1991.

Downers Grove:

Steven A. Decker – 09/02/98 – Real Estate Broker license revoked based upon the Broker's failure to respond to a request for escrow account documents and related records. The Broker changed escrow account depositories without notifying in a timely manner the Division with the filing of a Consent to Audit and Examine form. The Broker engaged in dishonest dealing in that: the Broker, while representing the Buyers contacted a Seller whom he knew was represented by another Broker with an exclusive listing agreement. The Buyer's Broker, Mr. Decker entered into a Sales Contract indicating that his company was the seller and directed the Buyers to deposit the amount of the sales price with him; this contract has a higher sales price than the price he negotiated directly with the Seller. The Commissioner denied the Broker's Motion for Rehearing.

Michael B. Farrington - 08/26/98 - Real Estate Broker license was indefinitely suspended until all tax liabilities are satisfied.

East Alton:

David R. Eardley--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

East Peoria:

William F. Washburn--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was indefinitely suspended until he pays all taxes owed to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

East St. Louis:

Universal Real Estate School--2/11/98-- Real Estate pre-licensure school license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Edwardsville:

Denise M. O'Neil--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Evanston:

Douglas Corner – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Broker license revoked and a $2,000 fine assessed for collecting rents on behalf of the property owner and failing to remit collected rents and denying rents were paid. Licensee is eligible for Salesperson license only after 90 days after the effective date of the Broker revocation. The Salesperson license must be applied for by 10/01/98. Upon issuance, the Salesperson license shall be placed on probation for 3 years with Licensee: 1) to repay owner rents and provide evidence thereof, 2) to attend additional continuing education courses, 3) to provide quarterly reports written by managing broker of real estate activity, and 4) to not be a signatory or have control of any escrow accounts.

Simon Levit -- 11/18/98 -- The Real Estate Salesperson license of Simon Levit was revoked for disseminating an advertisement to the public offering to pay $100.00 referral fees to non-licensees, and for engaging in the practice of real estate, including advertising the purchase or sale of real estate, while his license was in non-renewed status.

Evergreen Park:

Laurie Swindell, aka Ann Fischer, Anthony Swindell, aka Joe Marelli and Charles Claybaker, Rent-A-Home, aka Area Listings, Great Lakes Rentals, and Guaranteed Rentals – 06/16/98 – The above non-licensed persons and entities were fines $10,000, joint and severally, for engaging in real estate activities without licenses and for providing false information to the public and the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Frankfort:

Musa P. Tadros -- 12/16/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $250.00 fine assessed in which Licensee was the managing Broker for a Salesperson who was primarily responsible for a real estate transaction in which escrow funds were transferred and maintained in account with personal funds and for which there was a failure to maintain proper escrow records.

 Glencoe:

Lori Bigus--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Gurnee:

Nancy L. Jackson--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Nancy L. Jackson – 06/17/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was previously terminated because of a Licensee submitting a check that was returned due to insufficient funds. Licensee having rectified the dishonored check, the license is eligible for restoration with a reprimand and a $300 fine.

NSC, Inc.--2/11/98--Real Estate Corporation license was terminated for submitting checks to the Real Estate Division which were returned for non-sufficient funds.

Hazel Crest:

Karen S. Fayson--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Herrin:

Leann R. Aaron -- 11/05/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was suspended indefinitely and a $1,000 fine assessed for disbursing escrow funds without proper authorizations; Licensee failed to provide to OBRE written records required to be kept and provided inconsistent statements to OBRE concerning the location of documents.

Gregory James - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was placed on probation for six months and a $250.00 fine was assessed for engaging in the practice of real estate on a non-renewed license.

Richard E. Dawson--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was revoked until he pays all past due child support.

Richard Pisoni - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $750.00 fine was assessed for allowing a salesperson to practice real estate on a non-renewed license.

 Highland Park:

Martin L. Schwartz -- 11/09/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was suspended summarily based upon a petition by the Division alleging that 1) the Illinois Supreme Court disbarred upon consent Mr. Schwartz who was also an attorney, by granting Mr. Schwartz' motion, in which he admitted to conversion of over $89,000 in client funds; and 2) Mr. Schwartz pled guilty and was convicted of two criminal charges: theft of over $10,000, and perjury in regard to his statements under oath to the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

Hinsdale:

Cordelia Kaylegian – 06/17/98 – Pursuant to a final order dated November 17, 1997, in case number 97-1200-1, an application for a Real Estate Salesperson license filed by Ms. Kaylegian was denied on the ground that Ms. Kaylegian had plead guilty to a Class A Misdemeanor of credit card fraud and that at the time of the November 17, 1997, final order, Ms. Kaylegian was still serving the probation portion of her criminal sentence. Subsequently, after her criminal probation was terminated, Ms. Kaylegian filed a second application for a Real Estate Salesperson license, under case number 98-1146-1. While the evidence of the Class A Misdemeanor was still part of Ms. Kaylegian’s second application, she presented certain additional evidence in mitigation, including that she had received professional counseling. As a result, the Commissioner signed a Consent Order on June 17, 1998, providing for the issuance of a Real Estate Salesperson to Ms. Kaylegian subject to a period of probation of one year.

Hoffman Estates:

Rocio Trujillo - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Indian Head Park:

Wayne R. Conforti -- 10/07/98 -- Real Estate Salesperson license was placed on probation and a fine of $1,500 was assessed for failing to disclose properly licensee status and serving as an officer of a corporation.

Ingleside:

Cary Zawacki – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Broker license is eligible for restoration upon probation for one year, during which she must practice under a sponsoring Broker. Licensee had been suspended indefinitely by Consent Order. The minimum time period for that indefinite suspension had ended.

Joliet:

Joseph A. Cusimano -- 11/05/98 -- The Real Estate Broker license of Joseph A. Cusimano was suspended until his criminal sentence in Case No. 95 CR 105 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York is completely served, including his period of supervised release or probation.

Lansing:

Louis B. Harrison--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Martha L. Stevenson--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Lincoln:

Colleen Riesselman - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $250.00 fine was assessed for engaging in the practice of real estate on a non-renewed license.

Lincolnwood:

Joseph Dorner -- 11/05/98 -- The Real Estate Salesperson license of Joseph Dorner was revoked for serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawthorne Impact Group (aka Hawthorne Equities aka Hawthorne Mortgage Services) which created and marketed a "Rent-to-Own" program which was found by the Illinois Attorney General's Office to be in violation of, inter alia, the Consumer Fraud Act.

Ira Waldman – 08/26/98The Real Estate Broker license of Ira Waldman was indefinitely suspended for having plead guilty in a federal court to defrauding the public out of approximately $315,000.

Lisle:

David A. Warr – 06/16/98 – The Real Estate Broker license of David A. Warr was revoked for a minimum period of 5 years and a $1,000 fine was assessed for the following violations: as a building manager, Mr. Warr failed to maintain rent and security deposits in an escrow account, failed to maintain proper escrow records, and failed to remit escrow money to the building owner. Mr. Warr also operated a broker corporation without a broker corporation license, operated a business under an assumed name without properly notifying Office of Banks and Real Estate, and failed to produce records to the Office of Banks and Real Estate within 30 days of the request.

Litchfield:

Margaret E. Gress and Simpson Insurance Services, Inc. -- 12/16/98 -- Real Estate Broker and Broker Corporation license were reprimanded for assisting parties in a real estate transaction to draft a document which went beyond supplying mere factual statements for filling in blank spaces of an agreement. Also, Licensee, Simpson Insurance Services, Inc. also known as Century 21 was assessed a $250.00 fine for failure to deposit timely and record properly escrow funds.

Long Grove:

McKee Realty -- 11/18/98 -- Real Estate Broker Corporation license was reprimanded a $500 fine was assessed for failing to obtain all necessary signatures on the Sellers Disclosure and on a contract offer whereupon Buyers were advised erroneously that there was a contract.

Lombard:

Alicia A. Wojtas--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Lynwood:

Eugene S. Palmer--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker license was revoked and a civil penalty of $5000 imposed for: misrepresentation; making false promises of character likely to influence, persuade, or induce; pursuing a continued and flagrant course of conduct regarding the payment of discount points in a transaction which was contrary to the intentions of the principles; failure to provide services as requested and paid for by the client; failure to account for or remit moneys coming into his possession which belonged to others; failure to furnish copies upon request of all documents relating to a real estate transaction to all parties executing them; demonstrating unworthiness or incompetency to act as a broker in such a manner as to endanger the interest of the public; commingling the money or property of others with his own; dishonest dealing; and failure to respond to the Real Estate Division's requests for information within thirty (30) days of the request.

Elaine Woodall--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker license was revoked for a minimum of five (5) years and a civil penalty of $5000 imposed for: misrepresentation; making false promises of a character likely to influence, persuade, or induce; pursuing a continued and flagrant course of misrepresentation or the making of false promises through agents, salespersons or advertising or otherwise; misleading or untruthful advertising; failure to account for or to remit any moneys or documents coming into her possession which belonged to others; failure to maintain escrow accounts; failure to make available to the real estate personnel of the Office of Banks and Real Estate during normal business hours all escrow records and related documents maintained in connection with the practice of real estate; demonstrating unworthiness or incompetency to act as a broker in such a manner as to endanger the interest of the public; commingling the money or property of others with her own; dishonest dealing; and failing to provide information requested by the Office of Banks and Real Estate within thirty (30) days of the request.

Macomb:

Michael E. Law--3/13/98--Real Estate Sales license was suspended for sixty (60) days, and a civil penalty of $1500 imposed, and was required to complete an extra twelve (12) hours of continuing education , for misrepresentation. Immediately following the period of suspension, license shall be placed on probation for two (2) years.

Matteson:

Brian Kinsey--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Maywood:

Dwayne M. Smith--2/11/98-- Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

McConnell:

Douglas Kehler - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was issued and placed on probation for a period of two years due to previous discipline regarding his Illinois Insurance license.

McHenry:

Dianna Drury-Akers – 10/07/98Real Estate Broker license was revoked and a $5,000 fine assessed for conduct constituting unworthiness and substantial misrepresentations for signing the name of a person to a HUD bid contract as the buyer of the property, and then that same name again to a contract to sell that property to herself. The Respondent did not have authorization from the person to sign his name to either contract.  The Respondent filed a complaint in administrative review and later sought a stay of the enforcement of the Revocation Order.   On November 13, 1998, Judge Boharic issued a stay pending his decision on the administrative review matter.

Melrose Park:

Kathryn Coleman - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was placed on probation for an indefinite period until all tax liabilities are satisfied.

Monee:

William Geittmann - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was issued subject to probation for two years due to Mr. Geittmann's felony convictions in the 1980's for conspiracy to import marijuana into the United States.

Montgomery:

Penny Kisser--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Mount Morris:

Harold Baker--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Mount Vernon:

Robert Moorhous - 10/7/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $250.00 fine was assessed for releasing escrow funds in a real estate transaction without the written consent of the principals.

Moweaqua:

Merlyn Lower - 10/7/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded, a $250.00 fine was assessed, and additional Continuing Education was required for failing to obtain informed written consent regarding dual agency in a real estate transaction.

Mt. Pulaski:

Ellen Bard--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division, which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Murphysboro:

Barbara S. Reardon--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned for non-sufficient funds.

Naperville:

Ronald K. Coluzzi -- 11/18/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded for failing to obtain all necessary signatures on a listing agreement.

Ruth Orend -- 10/07/98 --Real Estate Salesperson license was placed on indefinite probation until all tax liabilities are satisfied. Licensee has established a payment plan for the tax liability.

New Lenox:

Monique J. Ballard--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Normal:

Diana Thames - 12/16/98 - Real Estate Broker license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Northfield:

Leo Brandess – 07/24/98 - The Real Estate Broker license of Leo Brandess was revoked for failing to account for or return $16,885.00 of earnest money.

Jin A. Levitsky--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Northlake:

Mickie L. Larson -- 10/07/98 -- The Real Estate Salesperson license of Mickie L. Larson was placed on probation for an indefinite period until all of her tax liabilities are satisfied.

Oak Brook:

Richard I. Knitter – 09/02/98 – Real Estate Broker application denied; however, the Applicant may obtain a Salesperson license to which his U of I education and passage of the Broker examination will apply.

Oak Lawn:

John Vayda -- 10/07/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was placed on probation and a fine of $1,500 was assessed for being the responsible Broker for an unlicensed corporation, Licensee failing to disclose ownership in an unlicensed Broker corporation and failing to properly display licenses.

Orland Park:

Robert Z. Borysek – 09/02/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license suspended until all tax liabilities are satisfied. The Commissioner denied the Salesperson's Motion for Rehearing.

William Caldwell - 8/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was restored after having been previously suspended for fraudulently obtaining the license through a misrepresentation on the application.

Jason C. Odom - 10/7/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Stephen Harris - 12/16/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $500.00 fine was assessed for filing an improper lien on property.

Lee L. Sczepanski--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Felicia A. Williams--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Palatine:

Richard J. Avent--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Richard J. Avent – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license revoked for failing to comply with terms of probation as required by a prior Consent Order.

Joyce C. Henke – 10/07/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was revoked for making substantial misrepresentations to sellers regarding buyers who did not exist.

Kathleen M. Mark - 10/7/98 - Real Estate Broker license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Tom Thomas - 08/26/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was indefinitely suspended until Licensee submits proof that child support liability is current.

Prospect Heights:

Linda Francis - 11/18/98 - Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and a $100.00 fine was assessed for failing to disclose her licensee status on the face of a real estate lease agreement.

Richton Park:

Charlotte Bradford--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Alice M. Johnson-Klein - 10/7/98 - Real Estate Broker license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

Reginald Powell -- 08/26/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was indefinitely suspended until Licensee submits proof that child support liability is current.

River Forest:

Anthony Taglia – 09/02/98 – Real Estate Salesperson was required to obtain a sponsoring Broker and the active license would then be placed upon probation for a period of two years based upon the Salesperson's failure to disclose in writing his status as a licensee when he entered into a contract to purchase Illinois property.

River Grove:

Triton Community College - 11/5/98 - Real Estate Pre-License Course Sponsor license was reprimanded and a $500.00 fine was assessed for employing instructors who were not currently certified.

Rockford:

Debra L. Davis--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Therese Ingrassia--11/17/97--Real Estate Sales license was placed on indefinite probation until she has paid all taxes owed to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Catharine M. Jones – 08/26/98 – Real Estate Pre-Licensure Instructor and Continuing Education licenses are eligible to issue upon reprimand and $250 fine. Applicant taught real estate prior to licensure. Applicant must submit all forms and fees within 60 days.

Ronald N. Wirsing,--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was indefinitely suspended until he pays all taxes owed to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Romeoville:

Mark L. Cunico--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Wendy J. Cunico--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Savanna:

Brenda L. Adland--1/7/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Brenda Adland – 06/17/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was previously terminated because of Licensee submitting a check that was returned due to insufficient funds. Licensee having rectified the dishonored check, the license is eligible for restoration with a reprimand and a $300 fine.

Jeannine Mills – 08/26/98 – Real Estate Broker license was reprimanded and fined $250 for disbursing, pursuant to the statement of an attorney, $1,000 escrow money without proper written authorization from both parties.

Schaumburg:

Curtis Cross – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license placed on probation for one year for failing to remit an undisputed amount that belonged to the property owner. Licensee is required: 1) to provide quarterly reports written by managing broker of real estate activity, 2) to attend additional continuing education courses, and 3) to ensure all real estate agreements are in written form and co-signed by managing broker.

Schiller Park:

Rafael Rios--1/7/98--Real Estate Broker license was granted restoration after fulfilling the requirements of a previous disciplinary order.

Skokie:

Lloyd B. Berkley - 07/24/98 - Real Estate Broker license which was previously terminated is eligible for reinstatement upon submission of all fees and forms within 60 days, based upon Licensee having submitted documentation of satisfying a dishonored remittance to OBRE.

Diane J. Lewis, Calahan Properties, Inc. – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Broker license and Real Estate Broker Corporation licenses were reprimanded and a fine of $1,000 was assessed for Ms. Lewis’ failure to properly supervise a sponsored salesperson who purchased certain property listed with Calahan Properties, Inc.

George N. Panicker – 07/24/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was reprimanded and the Respondent was required to complete an additional fifteen hours of courses. The Discipline was imposed for making misrepresentations and for failing to submit a listing agreement to his sponsoring Broker, and after entering into a contract to purchase the property, failing to tender earnest money to his sponsoring Broker, and for failing to provide agency disclosure.

Raymond E. Peters - 07/24/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license eligible to issue on probation, for violence toward a co-worker in previous employment. Applicant must submit all fees and forms within 60 days.

Rosalind Shapiro -- 10/07/98 -- Real Estate Salesperson license was placed on indefinite probation until all tax liabilities are satisfied. Licensee has established a payment plan for the tax liability.

South Holland:

Valerie Taylor Harvey - 12/16/98 - Real Estate Salesperson license was terminated for failing to rectify a dishonored remittance to the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

St. Louis, MO:

Glenn Bilzing - 10/7/98 - Real Estate Broker license was indefinitely suspended for a minimum period of five years and a $2,500.00 fine was assessed for failing to deposit escrow money into an escrow account, commingling an earnest money deposit with operating funds, and failing to remit escrow monies in the amount of $25,000.00.

Sublette:

John F. Hammond, Four Star Realty, Incorporated – 06/17/98 – The Real Estate Broker license of John F. Hammond was placed on probation for a period of two years and Mr. Hammond forfeited his exemption from continuing education. The Real estate Broker Corporation license of Four Star Realty, Incorporated was placed on probation for two years based upon the following allegations: with regard to various transactions involving lots in the Woodhaven Lakes subdivision, Mr. Hammond failed to communicate several officers from buyers to sellers, committed several escrow violations, failed to perform certain agreements with clients, advertised a lot after the listing expired, operated non-real estate businesses out of his real estate office without a distinct divider, provided advice that was against the interest of his clients, acted in a manner which exceeded his authority as a broker, and showed various lots without the permission of the owners.

Tremont:

Mark C. Marshall--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Mark C, Marshall--3/25/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Tinley Park:

Laura Burns -- 10/07/98 -- The Real Estate Salesperson license of Laura Burns was placed on probation for an indefinite period until all of her tax liabilities are satisfied.

Wayne:

David E. Bruun -- 11/18/98 -- Real Estate Broker license was refused renewal based upon the criminal conviction of Mr. Bruun on misapplication of bank funds charges, as well recent allegations regarding unauthorized control regarding the trust accounts of a disabled person, and Mr. Bruun's surrender of his law license in 1985.

Warrenville:

Frank P. Latoria, Jr. --2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Waukegan:

George L. Peterson--2/11/98--Real Estate Broker license was revoked for a minimum of ten (10) years for failing to remit earnest money.

George L. Paterson – 06/17/98 – Pursuant to a final order of discipline dated February 11, 1998, the Real Estate Broker license of George L. Paterson was revoked for a minimum period of ten years. Subsequently, Mr. Peterson filed an administrative review action. The parties then agreed to settle the matter, resulting in a Consent Order signed by the Commissioner on June 17, 1998. Pursuant to this Consent Order, the Real Estate Broker license of George L. Peterson was indefinitely suspended for a minimum period of one year. The allegations in support of the February 11, 1998, final order and the June 17, 1998, Consent Order were the same and arose out of Mr. Peterson’s failure to account for $9,000 of earnest money.

Western Springs:

Pamela Trankina – 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was previously terminated because the Licensee submitted a check that was returned due to insufficient funds. Licensee having rectified the dishonored check, the license is eligible for restoration with a reprimand and a $300 fine.

Westmont:

Nancy R. Palermo - 06/16/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was previously terminated because the Licensee submitted a check that was returned due to insufficient funds. Licensee having rectified the dishonored check, the license is eligible for restoration with a reprimand and a $300.00 fine.

Pamela F. Trankina--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Wheaton:

Micheal J. Lynch--3/13/98 Real Estate license was indefinitely suspended until he pays all taxes owned to the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Wheeling:

Howard Robin--2/11/98--Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Winnetka:

Roger Pacelli – 08/26/98 – Real Estate Broker license was placed on indefinite probation until all tax liabilities are satisfied. Licensee has established a payment plan for the tax liability.

Out of State - 1998 Real Estate Disciplines

Davenport, Iowa:

Renee I. Parrish--2/11/98--Illinois Real Estate Sales license was terminated for submitting a check to the Real Estate Division which was returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Hanover Park/Utica, Kentucky:

Naomi J. Sutton – 09/02/98 – Real Estate Salesperson license was revoked for failure to comply with the terms of probation as required by a prior Consent Order.

Brentwood, Missouri:

Turner Lacey--2/11/98--Illinois Real Estate Broker license was revoked for a minimum of ten (10) years due to a previous criminal conviction.

Springfield, Missouri:

Bruce Postel--2/11/98--Civil penalty of $5000 imposed for practicing as a real estate licensee without being licensed under the Illinois Real Estate Act.

Oxford, Wisconsin:

William J. Gerard, Senior--2/11/98--Illinois Real Estate Broker license was revoked for a minimum of ten (10) years due to a previous criminal conviction.

 
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