Disciplinary actions: Vehicle dealers

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July 2014

Ernie Basilio Murillo — Mukilteo

  • Finding:  Unlicensed Dealer Activity.
  • Action:  Cease & Desist; $10,000 fine

Jacob Pierce Long — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed Dealer Activity.
  • Action: Cease & Desist; $7,000 fine which is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Ali K. Mahmood — Kent

  • Finding: Unlicensed Dealer Activity.
  • Action: Cease & Desist; $5,000 fine.

June Marie Cottrell — Longbranch

  • Finding: Unlicensed Dealer Activity.
  • Action: $12,000 fine. $11,900 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Kristi Donette Croskey — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease & Desist; $5,000 fine. $4,900 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Miller Ristick — Gresham, OR

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action:  $10,000 fine.

June 2014

Golden Homes of Poulsbo — Poulsbo

  • Finding: Insolvency.
  • Action: 2-year revocation.

Raymond Pepper — University Place

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist, fined $10,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Patrick Scott Johnson — Marysville

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist, fined $7,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Roy Lee Partsch — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $5,000.

Joseph Michael Morris — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $11,000.

Affordable Auto Sales — Aberdeen

  • Finding: Failure to properly issue permits.
  • Action: Fined $2,500.

All Truck Parts & Sales — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist, fined $5,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Custom Car Care — Walla Walla

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $8,000.

Chevrolet Cadillac of Bellingham — Bellingham

  • Finding: Failure to timely accept or reject purchasers’ contract.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Import City Motors — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “salvage/rebuilt” status of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

405 Motors — Woodinville

  • Finding: Forgery.
  • Action: Fined $800.

Jeffrey Deforest Collins — Arlington

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist.

May 2014

Barre’s Auto Sales — Tukwila

  • Finding: Failure to disclose a vehicle as insurance salvage.
  • Action: Fined $1,000. Stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Boyko Motors — Federal Way

  • Finding: Failure to disclose a vehicle as insurance salvage and other recordkeeping violations.
  • Action: 1-Day suspension of licenses; $2,500 fine. $1,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

April 2014

Clinton E. Taylor — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and Desist; fined $6,000. Stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Best Auto Limited — Kenmore

  • Finding: Falsifying DOL title documents.
  • Action: 3-Day suspension of licenses; $1,000 fine.

JFK Auto Sales — Tacoma

  • Finding: Falsifying DOL title documents.
  • Action: 3-Day suspension of licenses; $1,750 fine.

Anatoliy A. Pashchuk — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and Desist; $6,000 fine of which $5,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Daniel Solovey — Nampa, ID

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and Desist; $6,000 fine of which $3,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

North City Motors — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Late title transfer and recordkeeping violations.
  • Action: $625 fine.

Sergey Litovchenko — Ferndale

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and Desist; $5,000 fine of which $4,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Leavitt Auto Sales — Everett

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: $500 fine is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

March 2014

AAA Auto Liquidators — Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $100.

Baydo Chevrolet — McKenna

  • Finding: Sold vehicles not meeting emissions standards.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Blue Sky Auto Wholesale — Everett

  • Finding: Failed to disclose rebuilt status of vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Ivan Burlak — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $7,000.

Gilbert Chrysler Jeep Dodge — Walla Walla

  • Finding: Late title transfers, failure to timely pay off lienholders of trade-in vehicles, sale of vehicles without possession of title, failure to pay previous penalty.
  • Action: License revoked for 10 years, fined $19,000.

Ilian M. Iliev — Burien

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $7,000.

R & R Iris — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to disclose rebuilt status of vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Smart Choice Auto Sales — Seattle

  • Finding: Retail sales without a retail license.
  • Action: Fined $100.

Anthony Ricky Ristick — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $8,000.

Matthew Stevens dba Platinum Auto Wholesale — Puyallup

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $8,000.

January 2014

Contractor’s Machinery Corporation — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $13,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) if there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Independence Auto Center dba Best Bet Auto dba Zein Automobiles, Inc. dbaZagautogroup.com — Everett

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Bickford Motors, Inc. — Snohomish

  • Finding: Sold vehicle not meeting emissions standards.
  • Action: Fined $2,000.

BAM Mobile Services, Inc. — Woodinville

  • Finding: Illegal use of transporter plates.
  • Action: Revocation of license stayed pending no further violations.

Full House Auto — Puyallup

  • Finding: Failed to disclose rebuilt status of vehicles.
  • Action: $3,000 fine, $2,500 of which stayed (not imposed) if there are no further violations within 1 year.

Triple R Auto Sales, Ramon Reynoso — Wapato

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease and desist and fined $5,000.

December 2013

Enterprise Rent-A-Car — Renton

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $3,250.

KK Enterprises — Shoreline

  • Finding: Place of business violations.
  • Action: They agreed to be in compliance by November 22, 2013.

Mai Xia Yang — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) if there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Nissan of the Eastside at Bellevue — Renton

  • Finding: Advertising violations for an unlicensed motor vehicle dealer subagency.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Nissan of the Eastside — Renton

  • Finding: Advertising violations for an unlicensed motor vehicle dealer subagency.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Peter Stevens — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,500.

Sunwest — Yakima

  • Finding: Didn’t have possession of a vehicle title at the time of sale.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Western Peterbilt, Inc. — Seattle

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle without possessing the title.
  • Action: Fined $500.

November 2013

Gustavo Torres Aguilar — Wenatchee

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $7,000.

Camp Automotive, Inc. — Spokane

  • Finding: Sold 2 vehicles that didn’t meet state emission requirements, but unwound the transactions when they found out about the status of the vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $500, which is stayed (not imposed) for 1 year as long as there are no similar violations.

Jeffrey Collins — Arlington

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000.

Arturo Guillen Diaz — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) for 1 year as long as there are no similar violations.

Joseph Christopher Dion — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $7,000.

Export Auto Inc. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to disclose that a vehicle had been destroyed and rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,000 and license suspended for 3 days. The suspension is stayed (not imposed) for 1 year, as long as there are no similar violations.

Zeth Gardner — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000.

Import City Motors — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to disclose that a vehicle had been destroyed and rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,750.

Steven L. Noyes — Sultan

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $2,000.

West Hills Honda — Bremerton

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $500.

October 2013

Bobbi Jo Miller — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $3,500.

Autonation Chevrolet Spokane Valley — Spokane

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle that didn’t meet vehicle emissions standards.
  • Action: Fined $250.

John Allen Casper — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

David Bruce Crooker, Jr. — Lakewood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000.

Andre Luis Franklin — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $9,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Freer’s Auto Sales, LLC — Quincy

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle without clearly disclosing in writing on the purchase order agreement that the vehicle is an insurance salvage rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, which is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Full House Auto — Puyallup

  • Finding: On 3 separate occasions, sold and failed to disclose on the face of the purchase order that the vehicles had been totaled out by an insurance company and rebuilt. Failed to request a hearing and/or return a signed Agreed Order.
  • Action: Fined $3,000.

Gary Johnson Properties Inc., dba GT Auto Sales — Tacoma

  • Finding: Several cases of:
    • Late title transfers
    • Overcharged fees
    • Bushing
    • Misrepresentation of down payments
  • Finding: Fined $25,000.

Michael Duane Johnson — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Miralen Kurta — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000.

James Edward Lewis, Jr. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Alfredo Prudente Mendez — Beverly

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Joey Jay Murphy

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $6,000.

My Town Motors — Auburn

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $8,500.

Silvio Aguilar Quinones — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $5,000.

Robert Reid — Everett

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $1,500.

Ray Allen Solomon, Jr. — Mount Vernon

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, and fined $9,000. The fine is stayed (not imposed) as long as there are no similar violations for 1 year.

Touch of Class Auto Body — Battle Ground

  • Finding: Advertisement violations.
  • Action: Fined $500.

September 2013

Trucks Plus, Inc. — Everett

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $10,500. $5,500 is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year.

Robert Wayne Bailey — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist. Fined $600, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year.

Leonid P. Mironets — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Jackie Lamar Linville — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $6,000.

Clinton Ervin Taylor — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $6,000.

David Lee Babcock — Eatonville

  • Finding: Failed to disclose on the purchase orders that vehicles had been totaled and rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Cecilio Medina Alvarez — Seatac

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $6,000.

Vladimir Diordyuk, Tatyana Diordyuk, Peter Romanovich Popov - Everett, dba Auto Imports LLC. — Idaho

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $9,000.

Cameron Smith, Tyler Hanson, Paul Sluss, dba 3 Guys Automotive, Inc. — Everson

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $3,000.

Steven Gary Schovaers — Spokane

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $6,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year, and ordered to cease and desist.

Corby Eugene Turner — Toledo

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000, which is stayed as long there are no similar violations for one year, and ordered to cease and desist.

Tony Thomas — Bremerton

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist.  Fined $3,500, which $2,000 is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year.

Exelon Auto Sales — Auburn

  • Finding: Sold four vehicles without clearly disclosing in writing on the purchase order agreement that the vehicles were insurance salvage rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

James David Huckeba — Bothell

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000, which is stayed as long as there are no similar violations for one year, and ordered to cease and desist.

H & K Auto Sales — Aberdeen

  • Finding: 
    • Disposed of a vehicle that has been totaled out by an insurance company.
    • Failed to build that vehicle and apply for transfer into the name of the dealership.
    • Failed to apply for transfer of title into the name of the purchaser.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Alejandro Leon Pena — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $2,000 and ordered to cease and desist.

Brentwood Auto Sales Ltd. — Woodinville

  • Finding: Sold a vehicle and falsified the signatures of three prior registered owners on the Odometer Disclosure Statements submitted to the Department of Licensing to transfer title.
  • Action: Vehicle dealer license number #7758 suspended for 3 days.

August 2013

Ali Kathem Al Meedi — Arlington

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.

BGC Auto Sales — Arlington

  • Finding: Didn’t clearly disclose in writing on a purchase order agreement that a vehicle was an insurance salvage rebuilt.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Dennis Orin Brown — Hoquiam

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $6,000 and ordered to cease and desist.

CA Sales — Kennewick

  • Finding:
    • Failed to disclose to a purchaser that the odometer/speedometer cluster on that vehicle had been changed.
    • Failed to include their correct name and address in the purchase order.
  • Action: Fined $2,250, and vehicle dealer license #7962 suspended for 7 days.

Satnam Singh Randhawa — University Place

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.

Albert Rodrigues, Jr. — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $9,000 and ordered to cease and desist.

Jack G. Simmons — North Bend and Enumclaw

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 (stayed), and ordered to cease and desist.
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