Disciplinary actions: Real estate brokers and managing brokers

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

June 2014

Ray W Davis

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct – Convicted of 2 accounts of Theft in the Third Degree.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 5 years from January 31, 2014.

Nicholas Southard

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct - False advertising.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 2 years, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 5 years; and Complete a course in Ethics.

Kert A Zavar — Des Moines

  • Finding: Misrepresentation.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended for 6 months, all stayed for a period of 6 months; Assessed a fine of $1,000.

May 2014

Frederick Nogales — Kennewick

  • Finding: Failed to supply fingerprint card.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License suspended until the we receive fingerprint card.

Debra White — Wenatchee

  • Finding: Failed to formally present a written offer in a timely manner.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; Assessed a fine of $2,500.

Anne W Curry — Tacoma

  • Finding: Failed to deposit earnest money in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; Assessed a fine of $2,500.

Roger S Weaver — Ellensburg

  • Finding: Failed to have a signed property management agreement, or signed lease agreement.
  • Action: Assessed a fine of $2,500, complete a course in property management.

April 2014

Paula G. Anderson — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to deposit earnest money in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 60 days, all stayed (not imposed) for 1 year; Assessed a fine of $1,000.

James C. McClung — Mukilteo

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Convicted of Attempted Theft in the Second Degree.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 10 years.

Valerie J Claypool — Edmonds

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Judgment for sums and property fraudulently converted for personal gain and/or not accounted for during appointment as an Attorney-In-Fact for elderly and vulnerable person.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 10 years from November 16, 2010.

Kristen D. Carlson — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to keep adequate records or accounts for lease deposits, lease payments and the lease to own contracts.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License suspended 60 days, all stayed (not imposed) for 1 year; Assessed a fine of $1,000.

March 2014

Daniel Curtin — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failed to disclose easement.
  • Action:
    • Real Estate Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Required to complete a 30 hour Real Estate Practices course within 9 months.

Janine Duncan — Seattle

  • Finding: Failed to exercise reasonable skill and care and failed to disclose easement.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License suspended 1 year, all stay (not imposed) for 3 years.

Thomas Hopper — Anacortes

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct –
    • Failed to disclose 2010 conviction for Theft 3rd Degree.
    • License to practice as a registered nursing assistant was revoked for 5 years by the Washington State Department of Health.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License suspended 3 years, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 5 years.

Sue Kim — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Failed to deposit earnest money.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Gabriel Graumann — Everett

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Performed unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years.

Duane Hodges — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Aiding and abetting unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License suspended 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years.

February 2014

Maureen Moore — Marysville

  • Finding: Failed to ensure information presented to parties was accurate.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked for 7 years.

January 2014

Ronald Gilles — Sequim

  • Finding: Failed to exercise reasonable skill and care.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Vicki Smith — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failed to report conviction.
  • Action:
    • Real estate broker license suspended 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $2,500.

December 2013

Steven P. Davenport — Yakima

  • Finding: Failed to resubmit another fingerprint card after an original card was rejected by the Washington State Patrol.
  • Action: Real estate broker license suspended until a new fingerprint card is received.

Kelly L. Bauer — Enumclaw

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Brokered lease agreements without going through brokerage.
    • Deposited money into personal account instead of brokerage firm’s trust account.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 10 years.

Kenneth F. Enslow — Tacoma

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failed to deposit earnest money.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Tracie Rebar — Bonney Lake

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Falsified information on multiple listings and purchase sales agreements.
    • Failed to deposit earnest money.
    • Gave false information to sellers.
    • Allegedly forged a signature resulting in release of earnest money.
    • Failed to show up for multiple interviews with us.
    • Failed to provide requested documents to us.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 10 years.

October 2013

Camille Besset — Kirkland

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Emptied client’s trust account for personal use.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 10 years.

Ivanhoe U. Keo — Woodinville

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Convicted of 4 felony charges in Kitsap County Superior Court.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 5 years.

Stacey J. Price — Port Angeles

  • Finding:
    • Unprofessional conduct —
      • Accepted money and deposited in personal account instead of turning over to firm for deposit into a trust account and/or paid as commission.
      • Untimely delivery of customer/client funds or property.
    • Didn’t maintain proper records and maintain for 3 years from the conclusion of transactions.
    • Didn’t exercise reasonable skill and care in fulfilling broker duties.
  • Action:
    • Real estate broker license suspended 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $2,000.

September 2013

Ronald W. Conard — Spanaway

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Falsely answered questions on license applications.
    • Failed to report complaints, indictments, or convictions filed within 20 days of their filing dates.
  • Action:
    • Real estate broker license suspended 1 year, stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $1,500.

Ross S. Papa — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Misappropriation of funds.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 5 years.

August 2013

Madaline Desmet — Des Moines

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Conviction for stalking, a misdemeanor offense, in King County District Court.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked until October 4, 2015, when she may reapply for a real estate license.

Sarah Lieu — Bellevue

  • Finding: Failed to disclose foundation issue as co-owner of subject property and falsely answered question G on Form 17.
  • Action: Real estate broker license suspended for 1 year, with 90 days imposed and the balance stayed (not imposed) for 3 years, and fined $1,500 due by May 6, 2014.

Al B. White — Southworth

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Owned property that was foreclosed, yet continued to place tenants in the property he no longer owned.
    • Failed to disclose judgment in King Co. Superior Court against him from 2009.
    • Falsely answered questions during 2011 audit regarding any order, verdict, or judgment against himself or the licensees under him in his firm.
    • Falsely answered questions regarding firm or its licensees doing property management activities or trust accounts.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 5 years.

July 2013

Craig Dieffenbach — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Guilty plea entered in U.S. District Court, Western District of WA in Seattle, to Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.
  • Action: License revoked for 10 years from July 11, 2013.

Winston H. Dunkley — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Pled guilty in 2008 for intimidating a public servant in Superior Court of WA for Pierce County, and failed to notify us of the charge within 20 days as required by WAC 308-124C-040(1).
  • Action: Real estate broker license suspended until proof provided for successful completion of several requirements. After proof for all requirements has been received and license is reinstated, will be on probation for 3 years.

Kelli A. Johnson — Port Orchard/Bremerton

  • Finding: Failed to resubmit another fingerprint card and additional fingerprint fee after an original card was rejected by the Washington State Patrol.
  • Action: Broker license suspended until a new fingerprint card and fee is received.

Chris McCain — Kent

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Judgments entered in King Co. Superior Court in 2002 and 2003 that weren’t reported within 20 days.
    • A criminal case naming McCain filed in 2012 that wasn’t reported within 20 days.
    • False answers on applications to transfer or reactivate license.
  • Action:
    • License suspended for 1 year, with 60 days imposed and 305 days stayed (not imposed) for 3 years.
    • Fined $1,500, due by July 29, 2013, unless payment arrangements are made. (License won’t be issued or renewed until fine is paid.)

Dana W. Richards — Ocean Shores

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct —
    • Didn’t disclose she was owner of the construction company she recommended for building a home on a lot she had an agreement to sell.
    • Breached contract of same construction company.
    • Hindered the ability of subject properties to be sold.
    • Didn’t report civil complaints or judgments within 20 days.
    • Answered license renewal questions falsely.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 3 years.

June 2013

Chun Y. Choi — Bellevue

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Pled guilty in US District Court Western District of WA in Tacoma to Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering Count 1.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked 10 years from 06/10/13.

Youssef Elrais — Redmond

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Failed to cooperate with Dept. of Licensing during an investigation.
  • Action: Real estate broker license suspended 1 year or until the Dept. of Licensing receives response to an investigation, whichever is longer.

David Emerson — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct:
    • While acting as leasing agent, personally leased subject property and failed to pay rent;
    • Default judgment was entered in Superior Court for Snohomish Co. for monies owed; and
    • Failed to report judgment to the Dept. of Licensing with 20 days per licensing law.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 5 years from 6/12/13.

Yasmin Khalil — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional conduct — Declination of trust account funds.
  • Action: Real estate broker license revoked for 10 years.
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