Disciplinary actions: Vehicle dealers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

September 2014

Curbside Motors — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Failed to accept/reject offer within 4 days.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Marlon Brando Cox — Seattle, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Cease & Desist plus $2,000 fine.

International Auto — Portland, OR

  • Finding:Selling retail with a Wholesale license.
  • Action: $2,000 fine.

August 2014

Best Auto Parts — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unlawful use of dealer plates.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Import Auto Sales — Everett

  • Finding: Advertising violations.
  • Action: Fined $500, $200 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Ken Marvin — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $12,000, $10,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Juan Jose Mendoza — Yelm

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $5,000, $4,750 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Robert Mielke — Tacoma

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

Perry Lee Woods — Kent

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $7,000, $5,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

July 2014

Ernie Basilio Murillo — Mukilteo

  • Finding:  Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action:  Ordered to cease and desist, fined $10,000.

Jacob Pierce Long — Tacoma

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

Ali K. Mahmood — Kent

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

June Marie Cottrell — Longbranch

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $12,000, $11,900 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Kristi Donette Croskey — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $5,000, $4,900 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Miller Ristick — Gresham, OR

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined fine.

June 2014

Golden Homes of Poulsbo — Poulsbo

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

Raymond Pepper — University Place

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

Joseph Michael Morris — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, 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: Ordered to 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: Ordered to cease and desist, 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: Ordered to cease and desist.

May 2014

Barre’s Auto Sales — Tukwila

  • Finding: Failure to disclose a vehicle as insurance salvage.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, which is 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: Ordered to 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: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, which $5,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Daniel Solovey — Nampa, ID

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, which $3,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

North City Motors — Lynnwood

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

Sergey Litovchenko — Ferndale

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $5,000, which $4,000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Leavitt Auto Sales — Everett

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $500, which 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: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $8,000.

Matthew Stevens dba Platinum Auto Wholesale — Puyallup

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $8,000.

January 2014

Contractor’s Machinery Corporation — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, 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: Fined $3,000 fine, $2,500 stayed (not imposed) if there are no further violations within 1 year.

Triple R Auto Sales, Ramon Reynoso — Wapato

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, 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.
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